For more than a decade, Michael Cohen has been President Donald Trump’s private attorney — and so much more. Cohen is a street-wise New Yorker with a penchant for confrontation and a cultivated reputation as Trump’s outside-the-courtroom problem-solver. He’s Trump’s image-protector. He also says he personally paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 to buy her silence about an alleged affair with his boss. “I will always protect my POTUS,” Cohen tweeted on Sunday. A day later, the FBI raided his office and hotel room, casting a bright spotlight on the man widely regarded as Trump’s fixer. Cohen, 51, first caught Trump’s eye in the early 2000s when, as a member of the condo board at a Trump property, he took it upon himself to wade into a nasty dispute between Trump’s management company and some residents at a skyscraper near the United Nations. “So Trump said, ’Who is this guy? My lawyers that I give thousands of … [Read more...] about AP: Cohen Fearful of Being ‘Fall Guy’
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Supported by Politics By MIKE McINTIRE, JIM RUTENBERG and MAGGIE HABERMANAPRIL 10, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story During the presidential campaign, Michael D. Cohen got a Google alert for a breaking story: “Russian President Vladimir Putin Praises Donald Trump as ‘Talented’ and ‘Very Colorful.’”For most American politicians, that article in December 2015 would hardly have been welcome news. But Mr. Cohen, whose role as personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump has been firmly rooted in the transactional world of his boss, saw opportunity. He emailed an old friend who had been talking about seeking Kremlin support to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, and sent him the article.“Now is the time,” Mr. Cohen wrote. “Call me.”Mr. Cohen’s efforts put him under scrutiny in the Trump-Russia inquiries and hinted at the somewhat murky space he occupied in the Trump … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen, ‘Ultimate Trump Loyalist,’ Now in the Sights of the F.B.I.
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: April 10, 2018 at 9:01 pm | UPDATED: April 11, 2018 at 4:00 am By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JAKE PEARSON | The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade, Michael Cohen has been President Donald Trump’s private attorney — and so much more. Cohen is a streetwise New Yorker with a penchant for confrontation and a cultivated reputation as Trump’s outside-the-courtroom problem-solver. He’s Trump’s image-protector. He also says he personally paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 to buy her silence about an alleged affair with his boss. “I will always protect my POTUS,” Cohen tweeted on Sunday. A day later, the FBI raided his office and hotel room, casting a bright spotlight on the man widely regarded as Trump’s fixer. “So Trump said, ‘Who is this guy? My lawyers that I give thousands of dollars to couldn’t do it. I’d like to meet him,'” said Dr. Morton … [Read more...] about After FBI raids, Trump’s longtime fixer out of the shadows
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PORTAGE — As waves continue to eat away at the shoreline of Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk and neighboring Ogden Dunes, officials still are looking for a long-term solution to battle erosion of these prime recreational assets.A new state law, which will require clean dredged material to be placed on the beach rather than out into Lake Michigan, will have little or no immediate impact, most officials said.The ultimate need, they said, is for funding to conduct a federal study aimed at long-term solutions and determining who would be financially responsible to implement those solutions.At stake is the preservation of one of the most aesthetic shoreline recreational areas in the Region and an area of significant investment in Northwest Indiana's Marquette Plan. Beach nourishment legislation likely to have no immediate impact on continuing erosion problems Close 1 of 5 A Times file photograph from September 2012 shows a wide beach with both the … [Read more...] about Preservation of popular Region shoreline site poses perplexing challenges