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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

Dec. 12, 2018 1:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws. Cohen, 52, is due to...

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Dec. 12, 2018 12:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters. Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they...

A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

Dec. 12, 2018 12:33 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him. WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the...

A primer on the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly...

Moment of reckoning looms for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Dec. 11, 2018 5:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Michael Cohen, who finds out Wednesday whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence. A federal judge in New York is set to decide whether Cohen gets...

Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms. Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a razor-thin...

Booker, Harris score wins on Capitol Hill as they weigh 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 1:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey scored wins on Capitol Hill Tuesday that could help them as they prepare for potential campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Republicans won a net gain of two Senate seats in last month's midterms,...

With eyes on House majority, Dems cautious about impeachment

Dec. 11, 2018 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn't mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet. For several reasons, Democrats have been extremely cautious...

Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

Dec. 11, 2018 8:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Tuesday that the first U.S....

Missouri Attorney General's Office slams claims on Hawley

Dec. 11, 2018 12:37 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office is pushing back against allegations that Josh Hawley misused public resources to boost his successful U.S. Senate campaign as the secretary of state investigates him. First Assistant and Solicitor General John Sauer in a Monday letter called...