Tag: Cohen, Michael D (1966- )

Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.

Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William P. Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Trump’s inner circle directly, and even the president’s own actions: the prosecution of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer. The debate between Mr. Barr and the federal prosecutors who brought the case […]

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Trump Fires Berman After Tensions Rose Over Inquiries

President Trump on Saturday personally fired the United States Attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, whose office has pursued one case after another that has rankled the president and his allies, putting his former personal lawyer in prison and investigating his current one. It was the culmination of an extraordinary clash after years of tension […]

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Michael Cohen, Ex-Trump Lawyer, to Leave Prison Early Because of Virus

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, will be released from a federal prison on Thursday on furlough, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman said on Wednesday. He had asked to be released over health concerns tied to the coronavirus. One law enforcement official briefed on the matter said it was expected that […]

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Is Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True?

It was a breathtaking story, written by The New Yorker’s marquee reporter and published with an attention-grabbing headline: “Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records.” In it, the reporter, Ronan Farrow, suggests something suspicious unfolding inside the Treasury Department: A civil servant had noticed that records about Mr. Cohen, the personal lawyer […]

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Paul Manafort, Trump’s Ex-Campaign Manager, Released to Home Confinement

WASHINGTON — Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was released from prison on Wednesday and granted confinement in his home in Northern Virginia because of the coronavirus pandemic, one of his lawyers, Todd Blanche, said. Mr. Manafort had been in a minimum-security prison in Loretto, Pa., serving a sentence of seven and a […]

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Trump’s Tax Returns Supreme Court Case: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday on whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. Here is a look at the proceedings, the players and the […]

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Michael Cohen Is Among Prisoners to Be Released Because of Virus

Michael D. Cohen, the disgraced former lawyer for President Trump, was among some of the inmates at a federal prison camp in upstate New York who were told they would be released into home confinement because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, several defense lawyers said on Friday. The inmates were all serving […]

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