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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr, left, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, are seen during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is turning to an unassuming jurist with little trial experience but high regard in conservative Washington legal circles to lead his defense in his impeachment trial. White House counsel Cipollone has spent most of his career in commercial litigation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

Trump taps 'strong, silent type' to lead impeachment defense

Jan. 15, 2020 12:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Cipollone doesn’t seem like Donald Trump’s kind of fixer. His manner is unassuming. He hasn’t spent much time playing a lawyer in court or on TV. But the president has turned to Cipollone, his White House counsel, when it matters most — to lead his defense...

FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer told a judge Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that he's the victim of a continuing campaign of “character assassination” by prosecutors who oppose his time behind bars being trimmed from three years to one. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

President Trump's ex-private lawyer seeks cooperation credit

Jan. 10, 2020 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer told a judge Friday that he's the victim of a continuing campaign of “character assassination” by prosecutors who oppose his time behind bars being trimmed from three years to one. Michael Cohen said in a court document filed in...

Prosecutors oppose early prison release for Michael Cohen

Dec. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York said Thursday that they oppose a request by the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump to be released early from his three-year prison sentence. Michael Cohen made the request earlier this month, saying he should be released early as a reward for...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., announces the passage of the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, against President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

President Donald Trump impeached by US House, 3rd in history

Dec. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines,...

Former Deputy Trump campaign aide Rick Gates arrives to the federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates gets 45 days in jail

Dec. 17, 2019 8:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former Trump campaign official Rick Gates to 45 days in jail despite what she said was “extraordinary" cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and other Justice Department investigations. The jail sentence, which U.S....

FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

Dec. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. Arguments will take place in late March, and the...

Cohen wants sentence trimmed for cooperating against Trump

Dec. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.”...

Ex-Playboy model who claimed Trump affair sues Fox News

Dec. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump sued Fox News on Thursday, claiming prominent host Tucker Carlson slandered her by saying that what happened “sounds like a classic case of extortion." Karen...

FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens during the Justice Department's National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety in Bethesda, Md. Former Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein told the FBI he was

Rosenstein said he was ‘horrified’ at how Comey was fired

Dec. 2, 2019 9:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the FBI he was “angry, ashamed, horrified and embarrassed” at the way James Comey was fired as FBI director, according to records released Monday. Rosenstein was interviewed by FBI agents several weeks after Comey’s...