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Robert Mueller disputes report claiming Trump directed Cohen to lie

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate".
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 16, 2018, President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen exits the US Federal Court in New York. Cohen, secretly taped a discussion with him about payments to a former Playboy model who says she had an affair with the US president, and the tape is now in FBI hands, The New York Times reported on July 20, 2018. The FBI seized the recording earlier this year during a raid on Cohen's office, the newspaper said in a bombshell revelation, quoting lawyers and others familiar with the recording. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ

Michael Cohen: Donald Trump directed poll manipulation

Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump.
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Report: Donald Trump concealed details of Vladimir Putin meeting

President Donald Trump has hidden details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, two days after the New York Times disclosed that the FBI had opened an investigation into Trump's relations with Russia.

Germany approves extradition of Iran diplomat over bomb ‘plot’

A German court said Monday it gave the green light for an Iranian diplomat linked to an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium.

Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief guilty on eight counts

US President Donald Trump has been dealt a double blow after developments in two separate cases involving his former close associates.
9-11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

9/11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

New York on Tuesday honoured the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, in a ceremony at Ground Zero, the site where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.
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Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen has information about Russian conspiracy – lawyer

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer of US President Donald Trump, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations, may have "information that would be of interest" to the special counsel investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to his lawyer.
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Two Donald Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicated

Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign finance fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday after court proceedings delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency.

Donald Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Robert Mueller inquiry

US President Donald Trump has said he is worried he might face perjury charges if he gives statements under oath to the investigation into Russia’s alleged role in his election victory.
Michael Cohen exiting the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on May 30, 2018. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez-Getty Images

CNN releases secret recording of Donald Trump-Michael Cohen on payments to adult-film actress

The CNN broadcaster released on Wednesday an alleged recording of then U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s conversation with his former attorney Michael Cohen, where the two seem to be discussing payments to buy the rights to a adult-film actress’s story about her purported affair with Trump.
Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer and confidante for President Donald Trump, exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York, April 16, 2018 in New York City. Drew Angerer - Getty Images

Donald Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client ‘perhaps illegal’

Donald Trump on Saturday said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US president.

Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief sent to jail

Donald Trump’s former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail Friday pending trial on a series of federal charges.

Watchdog faults ex-FBI chief James Comey over Hillary Clinton probe, but says no bias

Former FBI director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, an official watchdog found Thursday, handing new ammunition to President Donald Trump in his feud with US investigators.

Donald Trump asserts ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself

US President Donald Trump aggressively hardened his defense against the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation Monday, branding the probe “unconstitutional” and declaring that he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself of any crime.

Donald Trump’s legal team denies president plans to pardon himself

Lawyers acting for Donald Trump say the US president has the power to pardon himself if charges arise from the investigation into Russian collusion, but has no plans to do so.

Donald Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over Russia probe

President Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a “political hit job” on Monday, as a part of a mounting White House effort to paint the probe as politically motivated.

Trump discloses payment to attorney who paid off porn star

President Donald Trump has formally disclosed that he reimbursed his personal attorney more than $100,000 last year, apparently in connection with the payment of hush money to a porn star, government records show.

Mika Brzezinski: Donald Trump using Iran deal to distract from scandals

President Donald Trump may have announced the US’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord in order to distract the public from the myriad scandals that have plagued his administration, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski alleged, on Wednesday.

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