Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief
Aug 28, 2018, 02:54
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Bruce Fein, a former top U.S. prosecutor, described the reports as significant amid questions over the culpability of Trump's business in the payoff scheme, which Cohen had pleaded guilty to.
"I should have been more clear - including with you - that I could not independently confirm what happened", Davis told the Post.
From August 22 to August 25, 44 percent of voters approved of Mr. Trump's work as president, though a 52 percent majority disapproved.
Cohen said the payment was made for the "principal goal of influencing [the 2016] election". "I regret the error". He said he raised the idea that Cohen might have information about Trump's knowledge because he had a strong feeling that might be the case.
"Michael Cohen's attorney clarified the record, saying his client does not know if President Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting (out of which came nothing!)". He also handled Trump's tax returns.
People familiar with Cohen's testimony to the House and Senate Intelligence committees said Cohen was interviewed extensively about the Russian interference campaign but did not provide any information to suggest Trump had advance knowledge.
Separately, federal prosecutors in NY granted immunity to tabloid executive and longtime Trump friend David Pecker to discuss Cohen's case. In retrospect, he said, "I am just not sure". In court filings, prosecutors say two unnamed Trump Organization employees - "executive 1" and "executive 2" - helped set up the reimbursement.
The issue of whether a sitting president can be indicted has not been tested, though Trump allies point to two previously written legal opinions that weigh in against the prospect.
Money and loyalty also drove Cohen to make guilty pleas this past week in a spinoff from the swirling investigations battering the Trump White House.
"This despite all of the made up stories by the Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and evil as possible."
"Over 90% approval rating for your all time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52% overall", Trump wrote in the tweet.
According to WaPo, Davis was an anonymous source for a story that the newspaper ran in July confirming the CNN report.
Another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, was forced earlier this month to correct an assertion from past year that Trump was not involved in dictating a news media statement aboard Air Force One about the goal of the Trump Tower meeting.
Davis primarily functions as a spokesman for Cohen, with the bulk of the actual legal work being done by NY lawyer, Guy Petrillo, who used to work for the Manhattan office now leading the prosecution.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Lewandowski sought to distance Trump from his former attorney and denied that Cohen played any significant role in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Daniels claims she had an affair with President Trump in 2006, months after Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron. In a separate development, the NY attorney general is moving to open a state criminal tax investigation into Cohen.
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.
Unlike those who believe a glass of red has health benefits, this report says there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption . Just over 2 percent of women and almost 7 percent of men worldwide die from alcohol-related health problems each year.
In a separate development, the NY attorney general is moving to open a state criminal tax investigation into Cohen. Cohen entered a plea deal over tax and bank fraud, as well as campaign finance violations, the previous day.
It's about the big picture. "We had five players out and thought if we were compact we could maybe frustrate them", Benitez said. Eden Hazard's goal was his 70th for Chelsea in the Premier League , overtaking Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in third (69).
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.
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.
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.
National Enquirer boss granted immunity in Cohen probe
Cohen, who pleaded guilty to federal campaign finance charges, did no legal work in connection with the matter, prosecutors said. Overall, 37 percent of adults said they approved of Trump's performance in office - down from 43 percent in the earlier poll.
Trump Asks Pompeo to Cancel North Korea Travel Plans
He also said that he and Biegun will travel to Pyongyang next week "to make further diplomatic progress towards our objective". Trump had previously claimed that he had "largely solved" the North Korea nuclear problem.
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".
Spurs Threaten To Pile More Misery On Mourinho’s United
Mourinho, whose tetchiness in the pre-match press conference made ripples, can not wait to be on the touchline on Monday. The former Real Madrid coach also refused to comment on Pochettino's team. "Don't ask me because I do not read".