Is This Mueller's Strategy? Trump's Presidency Could End When Michael Cohen Flips
Is This Mueller's Strategy? Trump's Presidency Could End When Michael Cohen Flips
FBI Investigators Sought Records Related To 'Access Hollywood' Tape In Raid Targeting President Trump's Longtime
12 April, 2018, 07:25
The payment to the pornographic film actress, Ms Stephanie Clifford, who is known as Stormy Daniels, is only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 shortly before the 2016 election when she signed an agreement barring her from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.
White House lawyers Ty Cobb and Donald McGahn have been telling Trump that firing Mueller would leave the president vulnerable to charges of obstruction of justice and have said that he must have "good cause" to order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oust Mueller, the officials said. He has been described as the president's "fixer" and "pitbull".
Cohen is already a subject of scrutiny in Mueller's investigation, which is examining whether Trump or his associates colluded with Moscow to tilt the 2016 USA election in his favor.
"I have this witch hunt constantly going on", Trump told reported Monday at an event inside the White House, calling the raid "an attack on our country" and on "what we all stand for".
As a plaintiff's lawyer, Avennati is "incredibly tenacious" and isn't afraid of "rubbing people the wrong way", said Brian Kabateck, a Los Angeles trial lawyer and the incoming president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Rosenstein has repeatedly said that he has not seen any reason to dismiss Mueller.
The payment was made less than two weeks before the 2016 election, so if Cohen is claiming he made the payment on behalf of Trump, that could be a "coordinated, illegal, in-kind contribution by Cohen for the goal of influencing the election", said Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Business Insider reports. There is an exception to the attorney-client privilege if communications to an attorney are used in furtherance of a crime or fraud; that could come into play here as well. Judges have to be convinced that it isn't just a way for prosecutors to intimidate defense attorneys or access confidential information.
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Trump has repeatedly called Mueller's Russian Federation probe a "hoax" and a "witch hunt", leading to speculation over whether the president would consider firing the special counsel or otherwise halting the investigation. He added that federal agents "are only supposed to raid a law firm if less intrusive measures won't work". Whatever the subject matter of this particular investigation, it apparently falls outside of Mueller's jurisdiction and thus resulted in his referral to the NY prosecutors. "When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said.
The contract said she would have to pay $1 million for each time she disclosed anything about her relationship with now-President Trump. McDougal was paid $150,000 by American Media Inc., the Enquirer's parent company, whose chief executive is a friend of Trump's.
A spokeswoman for Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan, did not respond to an interview request.
Daniels is cooperating with federal prosecutors, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Trump told reporters on Thursday that he never knew about Cohen's payment, which has drawn scrutiny over the possibility that it could have violated campaign finance laws.
"I think that the President has been clear that he thinks this has gone too far", Sanders said, implicitly raising the question of what Trump would do to remedy the situation. His behavior in the White House has been closely watched by both those working for him and casual political observers. The comments counter the president's own remarks about the bureau "breaking in" to his lawyer's office in the immediate aftermath of the raid.
"I am unhappy to have my personal residence and office raided", said Cohen, according to CNN'sDon Lemon. "Do I need this in my life? No".
The demand from the owners and the board is, 'You've got to get players in the first team.' We're doing that", said Butt. The Catalonian club was left shell-shocked after crashing out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
France has previously warned it would respond with strikes on Syrian government forces, if evidence of chemical attacks was found. UN Security Council failed to adopt a Russian-drafted resolution on inquiry into chemical weapons use in Syria on Tuesday.
According to WGN 9, since March, 107 people in Ilinois have been affected and three died. "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe". Two of the deaths were men in their 20s, and the other man was in his 40s, according to a news release from the department.
Reed told him as they exchanged a hug. "The Ryder Cup, it's a totally different type of pressure", Reed said. I hit a tee shot that...just caught the last little branch of that tree...but it was a phenomenal day".
Republicans and Democrats alike bemoaned the growing deficits Monday but offered opposing suggestions for how to deal with it. Compared to the basic scenario, the alternative projects an additional $2.6 trillion in deficits over the next 10 years.
Authorities said the total number of students in the bus was not confirmed as rescue operations were still under way. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office tweeted that Mr Modi was "anguished" over the news of the deaths.
Hours later, Trump ordered his administration to consider $100 billion in new tariffs in response to Chinese retaliation. The Trump administration has said it is taking action as a crackdown on China's theft of US intellectual property.
He added Iran will respond within a week if the United States withdraws from the deal and that Washington will surely regret it. The US dollar jumped in a day from 54,700 rials to 58,000 rials in the open market in Tehran , local media reported.
Saudi Arabia was France's second-biggest client for both arms deliveries and new arms orders in 2016, according to official data. Saudi Crown Prince Salman and French President Macron had a private dinner in a restaurant in the Louvre museum on Sunday.
Regarding worldwide figures Titanic still leads Black Panther , bringing in $2.2 billion worldwide during its theatrical run. And as we've already seen from trailers, T'Challa will be coming back, along with Okoye and Shuri and Wakanda itself.
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257 dead in military plane crash
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Virginia woman accused of cutting man's head off
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Cardi B spending her own money on Coachella set
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Is China eyeing a permanent military base in Vanuatu?
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Vettel marks 200th race with thrilling Bahrain win
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