News / World by Press Association 08/12/2018, 12:49 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign, the federal special counsel has said in a court filing. Filings by prosecutors from both New York and the Trump-Russia special counsel’s office laid out for the first time details of the co-operation of Cohen, a vital witness who once said he would “take a bullet” for the president but who in recent months has become a prime antagonist and pledged to come clean with the government. Federal prosecutors said that Cohen deserves a substantial prison sentence despite his co-operation with investigators. He is to be sentenced next week and may face several years in prison. In hours of meetings with prosecutors, Cohen detailed his … [Read more...] about Details of ex-Trump lawyer’s Russia probe co-operation revealed
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Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. "There's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time," said Rep. Adam Schiff, the incoming chairman of the House intelligence committee. "The bigger pardon question may come down the road as the next president has to determine whether to pardon Donald Trump." Rep. Jerry Nadler, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, described the details in prosecutors' filings Friday in the case of Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as evidence that Trump was "at the center of a massive fraud." "They would be impeachable offenses," Nadler … [Read more...] about Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump
World Donald Trump Vladimir Putin Last November, Igor Rudnikov was at home in his apartment in the tiny Russian region of Kaliningrad when he received some unexpected visitors: masked officers of Russia’s security service (FSB). They accused Rudnikov, an outspoken opposition lawmaker and newspaper editor, of trying to blackmail a senior law enforcement official and arrested him. Rudnikov’s paper, Novye Kolyosa, built its reputation on exposing government corruption. Recently, it had published a story questioning how the public official, Viktor Ledenyov, a general on the Investigative Committee, which answers only to President Vladimir Putin, had come into possession of a lakeside luxury home. But the editor denied allegations that he had demanded $50,000 from Ledenyov to stop publishing stories about him. Investigators drove Rudnikov to his office and questioned him for hours, he says, beating him so badly on the journey that he later lost consciousness. He says he … [Read more...] about Did the Trump Administration Help Russia Silence a Putin Critic?
MELANIA Trump looked horrified after shaking Vladimir Putin's hand in Helsinki, new footage which emerged today shows. The First Lady came face-to-face with the Russian president during her husband's controversial summit with the former KGB agent on Monday. Former model Melania, 48, was typically poised for most of the day but one video may have caught a crack in her elegant facade. It showed her standing beside Donald Trump and smiling as she greeted Putin, 65, before turning to the camera with an expression of pure horror. The clip uploaded on to social media where many drew comparisons to a similar reaction reaction to her husband's inauguration. She was filmed beaming at the newly-elected President as he took the applause of the crowd at his swearing-in ceremony in January 2017. But the moment Trump turns his back, her grin transformed into a scowl. Social media users were quick to offer their opinions on the Putin clip, with Valerie saying: "She looks like she just stared into the … [Read more...] about Melania Trump looks horrified after shaking Vladimir Putin’s hand at Helsinki summit in new footage
Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the Paul Manafort verdict and Michael Cohen's guilty plea marked "a bad day for the White House" but that suggestions that President Donald Trump's term was finished "seem a little bit over the top and exaggerated." "It's a serious problem for the president," the Harvard Law School professor emeritus told "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman in an interview. "But some of the networks have been playing taps, basically saying this is the end of the presidency. "That seems a little bit over the top and exaggerated." Important: Newsmax TV is available on DirecTV Ch. 349, U-Verse 1220, DISH 216, and FiOS 615. If your cable operator does not have Newsmax TV just call and ask them to put us on – Call toll-free 1-844-500-6397 and we will connect you right away to your cable operator! For more places to Find Newsmax TV – Click Here Now Manafort, 69, Trump's former campaign manager, was convicted on eight felony charges for financial crimes … [Read more...] about Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: ‘Bad Day,’ But Trump’s Not Out