How Trump can survive the onslaught against his presidency
Aug 27, 2018, 01:44
The tweets cap a hard week for Trump in which his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said the president directed him to arrange hush money payments to two women before the election.
Cohen also said in court that he made those payments "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", whom his attorney later identified as Trump. "The Who Is America? creator and star also resurrected his persona to skewer Trump in a NSFW letter, following Tuesday's conviction of Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight federal crimes". His sentiments were echoed by his colleague Peter Hart, who said this weeks news "represents a fools gold opportunity rather than a silver bullet solution" for those hoping for Trump's demise.
Trump has repeatedly claimed he is the victim of a "witch hunt.' He touted Manafort as a 'brave man" while accusing Cohen of making up stories to get a deal.
Lanny Davis, one of Cohen's attorneys, told Business Insider on Wednesday that Cohen feels "pain for his family" that he could go to prison, and relief that the uncertainty is over now that he has a plea deal. With Cohen's involvement, the publication began questioning President Barack Obama's birthplace and American citizenship in print, an effort that Trump promoted for several years, former staffers said.
The referral request was first reported by The New YorkTimes. The newly disloyal Michael Cohen, who has shown little compunction about damaging the president, may be a lost cause.
"Trump is an illegitimate president whose election is tainted by fraud", conservative commentator Max Boot wrote earlier this week in the Washington Post.
"I know this is a hard position for him to be in, but I think it would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances", said Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican.
In a separate development, the NY attorney general is moving to open a state criminal tax investigation into Cohen.
There is no indication their cooperation extends beyond the scope of the Cohen probe.
Federal prosecutors in NY are considering possible charges against the Trump Organization in relation to the Cohen hush-money agreement with Daniels, an official briefed confirmed to ABC News on Friday.
Daniels claims she had an affair with President Trump in 2006, months after Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron. The tax department subpoenaed Cohen this week. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in May this was part of "a long-standing agreement that Michael Cohen takes care of situations like this, then gets paid for them sometimes".
"Big story out that the Federal Bureau of Investigation ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD", Trump tweeted.
This will be the third Grand Slam tournament of Williams' return to competition since her daughter was born during the 2017 U.S. If the sisters do play each other, the victor might face world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round.
And second they have chased me on five or six occasions over the last seven years. "It has been weird and unfair to me. But the more I thought about starting something different and taking on a new challenge, I got excited.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles for photographers after a news conference earlier this month in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Following the court ruling scores of Zanu PF supporters poured onto the streets of Harare in celebration, singing and dancing.
Williams caught the eye at Roland Garros earlier this year after donning a black bodysuit for her return to grand slam action. While Williams has admitted the catsuit makes her " feel like a superhero ", it's much more than a fashion statement.
Daredevil and Justice League actor Ben Affleck and Elektra alum Jennifer Garner have reportedly settled their divorce . The publication states the final agreement will be signed and filed in a court of law after Affleck gets out of rehab.
If Australia changes prime minister on Friday it will be the sixth leader in less than a decade and none have served a full term. Other favorites include Treasurer Scott Morrison and the only declared challenger Peter Dutton , a former cabinet minister.
Tibbetts, who was killed while jogging, allegedly by an illegal immigrant from Mexico who stalked her. "This was shocking to us". Immigration authorities said they've gradually improved the E-verify program over the years to fix flaws and close loopholes.
Although Johnson later corrected himself, Iranian state television highlighted his comments as justification for imprisoning her. Ratcliffe and his supporters have held multiple protests and vigils in London to ask for her release in the past two years.
Aubameyang himself suggested he would be more than happy to make space for the Frenchman on the pitch being moved out wide. An Alexandre Lacazette-Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang strike partnership could wreak havoc with the shaky new Hammers defence.
China trade talks fail to make breakthrough
In a statement Thursday, China's Commerce Ministry said the latest tariffs were evidence that the USA was "remaining obstinate". Speaking in Beijing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that he was hopeful for a "good outcome".
Pochettino confident Spurs can change poor Old Trafford record
Perhaps this is evidence that Pochettino's side can indeed improve, as he has suggested, despite the club's "difficult situation". The Champions League group match is scheduled to take place on either the week commencing September 17 or October 1 at home.