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Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

May. 22, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings...

Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

May. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors aren't quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III agreed Tuesday to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation of Michael Cohen under seal until July 15...

Michael Cohen goes to prison, slamming Trump along the way

May. 6, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Donald Trump while reporting to federal prison Monday to start a three-year sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss. Cohen, who turned on Trump last...

Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms

May. 4, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one...

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Apr. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday it plans...

Where the Trump investigations stand after Mueller

Apr. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report outlined Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But Mueller did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government, and he made no conclusion on the question of whether...

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

Apr. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press...

AP source: Prosecutors to meet with Bezos in extortion probe

Apr. 11, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York are planning to meet with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about his allegations that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him with help from Saudi Arabia, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday. The billionaire will meet with prosecutors in the coming days...

National Enquirer parent explores possible sale of tabloid

Apr. 10, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The supermarket tabloid under fire for paying hush money to a former Playboy model to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign is on the auction block. The parent of the National Enquirer said Wednesday that it is exploring a possible sale as part of a "strategic" review of its...

AP source: Feds questioned 2 Trump aides during Cohen probe

Apr. 10, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman Hope Hicks and former bodyguard Keith Schiller were interviewed by federal prosecutors last spring during their investigation of payments made to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. A person familiar with the investigation told...