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Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Mar. 19, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge...

Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

Mar. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III ordered that redacted versions of the...

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

Mar. 13, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump, the attorney said Wednesday. The attorney, Robert J. Costello, released a statement disputing Cohen's claim that Trump...

Dem chairman satisfied, for now, with Cohen answer on pardon

Mar. 13, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says he does "not see the need for further action" against Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen after he clarified his testimony under oath about never seeking a pardon from Trump. In a letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, lawyer Michael...

Cohen lawyer sends letter to Congress clarifying pardon talk

Mar. 13, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid talk that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen again lied to Congress, Cohen's lawyer sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen's testimony that he never sought a pardon from the president. Michael Monico told Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in the...

'He said, he said' - Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

Mar. 9, 2019 2:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a "he said, he said" where the "he" -- no matter who he is -- has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president's former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of characters whose...

Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon

Mar. 8, 2019 5:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath. Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. It...

The Latest: Cohen's lawyer says Trump team dangled pardon

Mar. 8, 2019 3:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer (all times local): 8 p.m. The attorney for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, says the president's advisers dangled the possibility of a pardon last year. Lanny Davis, Cohen's lawyer, said in...

Cohen's lawyer says Trump advisers were 'dangling' pardons

Mar. 7, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's advisers dangled the possibility of a pardon for his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen last year, Cohen's attorney said Thursday, as congressional investigators zero in on the president's pardon power. The issue of pardons has emerged as a key line of inquiry...

Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

Mar. 7, 2019 6:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the Trump Organization broke a promise to pay his legal bills and owes at least $1.9 million to cover the cost of his defense. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in New York state court, claims the Trump...