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Michael Cohen arrives at his Manhattan apartment, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in New York. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer was released federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from US prison

May. 21, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a surgical mask and a baseball cap, Cohen arrived at his Manhattan apartment...

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, holds a press conference outside his apartment building before departing to begin his prison term in New York. Cohen will be released from federal prison on Thursday, May 21, 2020, and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

AP source: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be released from prison

May. 20, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen has been serving a federal...

This undated image released by the House Judiciary Committee from documents provided by Lev Parnas to the committee in the impeachment probe against President Donald Trump, shows a photo of Lev Parnas with Rudy Giuliani. Parnas, a close associate of Trump's personal lawyer Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, repeated denials that he is acquainted with Parnas, despite numerous photos that have emerged of the two men together.(House Judiciary Committee via AP)

In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist Russians

May. 14, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. “How long would they last in a fight with...

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate in COVID-19 fight

May. 8, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate closely in COVID-19 fight....

Ex-California lawmaker's prison term delayed due to virus

May. 7, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge Thursday agreed to push back the start of former California Rep. Duncan Hunter's prison term for stealing campaign funds until next year because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan moved the surrender date from May 29 to...

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2019 file photo shows California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter leaving federal court in San Diego. Former Rep. Duncan Hunter wants to push back the start of his prison term until next year because of concerns over the global pandemic. Hunter's lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion in federal court in San Diego on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and are awaiting a ruling from the judge on their request to change the date from May 29 to Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Ex-California lawmaker seeks prison term delay due to virus

May. 6, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter wants to push back the start of his prison term for stealing campaign funds until next year because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Hunter’s lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion in federal court on Tuesday and were awaiting a...

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York. President Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to serve out prison sentence at home

Apr. 17, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cohen is currently locked up at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading...

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York. President Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

AP source: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen being released from prison

Apr. 16, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen is currently...

Giuliani associates' trial delayed until 2021

Apr. 15, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A trial for two associates of Rudy Giuliani charged with using foreign money to make illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians to influence policy was postponed Wednesday to February 2021. The men — Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — pleaded not guilty after their October...

Prosecutors defend seizures in Giuliani associates' case

Apr. 13, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man cannot hide his electronic devices and their contents from prosecutors after he tried to send them to his lawyers before he was arrested on charges that he conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, prosecutors told a judge Monday. The...