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Michael Cohen assails former boss Donald Trump in 7 hour US Congress testimony: 'I lied for him and I lost everything'
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Michael Cohen assails former boss Donald Trump in 7 hour US Congress testimony: 'I lied for him and I lost everything'

In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the US president's former lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex, and lied throughout the 2016 election campaign about his business interests in Russia.

Michael Cohen, in marathon 7-hour testimony, calls Donald Trump all this and more: 'Mobster, cheat, racist, conman'
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Michael Cohen, in marathon 7-hour testimony, calls Donald Trump all this and more: 'Mobster, cheat, racist, conman'

He carried out the boss' wishes. He understood "the code." He was blindly loyal — but now he's considered a rat. Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen spoke at length Wednesday about his life in the president's inner circle, but the most vivid descriptor came in just six words. Trump ran his operation "much like a mobster would do," Cohen said.

Michael Cohen testimony in US Congress updates: 'Donald Trump is a racist, conman and cheat; my loyalty to him cost me everything'
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Michael Cohen testimony in US Congress updates: 'Donald Trump is a racist, conman and cheat; my loyalty to him cost me everything'

There'll be much talk of a "rat," hush money for onetime paramours and the 2016 presidential campaign. But did US president Donald Trump break the law? That's the key question Michael Cohen will be expected to answer with documents on Wednesday during a Capitol Hill drama that sounds more like a mobster movie every day. Trump's formal personal lawyer and "fixer" is set to go public before a Democrat-led House panel and talk about the decade in which he would "take a bullet" for his boss.

Michael Cohen will accuse Donald Trump of lying, racism and cheating in blockbuster testimony February 27
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Michael Cohen will accuse Donald Trump of lying, racism and cheating in blockbuster testimony February 27

US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is expected to give a behind-the-scenes account of what he will claim is Trump's lying, racism and cheating, and possibly even criminal conduct, when he testifies publicly before a House committee on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Donald Trump’s greatest fear comes true: Former fixer Michael Cohen to testify publicly in US Congress 7 February before going to jail
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Donald Trump’s greatest fear comes true: Former fixer Michael Cohen to testify publicly in US Congress 7 February before going to jail

Television reality star turned US president Donald Trump will be face to face with his worst fears via the same medium he obsesses about: must-watch television that may well rival Super Bowl ratings. Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen will testify publicly in US Congress on 7 February about Trump dirt that has already hit the ceiling as White House lawyers up for what's turning out to be a terrible year for the US president.

US prosecutors destroy Donald Trump version of hush money payments to women; string of co-operation deals pose new dangers to US president
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US prosecutors destroy Donald Trump version of hush money payments to women; string of co-operation deals pose new dangers to US president

Another one bites the dust. Donald Trump's legal troubles are rising by the day ahead of the Christmas holidays with the latest bombshell Wednesday coming via the Southern District of New York (SDNY) which announced it has reached a non-prosecution agreement with the tabloid company American Media, Inc. which admitted to suppressing a story about an alleged affair Trump had with former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Donald Trump White House braces for Robert Mueller probe to fire up again as threat looms of damning final report
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Donald Trump White House braces for Robert Mueller probe to fire up again as threat looms of damning final report

The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump's advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who's been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report.

US judge rejects Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Donald Trump, says president's tweet was 'rhetorical hyperbole'
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US judge rejects Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Donald Trump, says president's tweet was 'rhetorical hyperbole'

Separately, Donald Trump was sued for defamation in 2017 by Summer Zervos, who was a contestant on Trump's former reality TV show "The Apprentice."

Ex-Donald Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort pleads guilty as part of deal to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with special counsel Robert Mueller
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Ex-Donald Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort pleads guilty as part of deal to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with special counsel Robert Mueller

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Donald Trump 2016 campaign chief Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty in deal with special counsel Robert Mueller
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Donald Trump 2016 campaign chief Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty in deal with special counsel Robert Mueller

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to plead guilty to federal charges as part of a deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller's office. A court filing Friday shows a plea hearing is set for later Friday morning.

Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'
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Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'

US president Donald Trump is signing an executive order authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections. Trump has drawn widespread criticism for not taking threats to the U.S. electoral system seriously enough, particularly Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.

Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover
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Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover

It's not clear whether US President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster.

Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'
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Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'

Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.

'Up all night': Donald Trump is unraveling after the Cohen bombshell and it's looking far too much like Nixon's final days
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'Up all night': Donald Trump is unraveling after the Cohen bombshell and it's looking far too much like Nixon's final days

If someone were to write a book on how the end of this Presidency began, it would start with Trump tweeting, in all CAPS, at 1 in the morning after Cohen’s guilty plea. It’s looking more and more like the last days of Nixon, when he grew lonely and isolated and the walls closed in.

National Enquirer chief David Pecker hid damaging Donald Trump stories in a safe, helped bury reports on hush money payments
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National Enquirer chief David Pecker hid damaging Donald Trump stories in a safe, helped bury reports on hush money payments

The detail came as several media outlets reported on Thursday that federal prosecutors had granted immunity to National Enquirer chief David Pecker, potentially laying bare his efforts to protect his longtime friend Trump.

After the Michael Cohen bombshell comes this: National Enquirer hid in a safe damaging Trump stories it killed, hush money payments
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After the Michael Cohen bombshell comes this: National Enquirer hid in a safe damaging Trump stories it killed, hush money payments

The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press.

US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump faces real political threats from fixers, foes, women with lawsuits and tapes
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US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump faces real political threats from fixers, foes, women with lawsuits and tapes

The Russia probe. His former lawyer's records — and memory. Two women with lawsuits. A third with tapes. US president Donald Trump is facing real political threats following one electrifying hour Tuesday that brought a plea deal by his onetime lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the his 2016 presidential campaign.

Does 'fixer' Michael Cohen have more dirt on Donald Trump? Lawyers say yes, 'on certain subjects of interest'
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Does 'fixer' Michael Cohen have more dirt on Donald Trump? Lawyers say yes, 'on certain subjects of interest'

Cohen's lawyer says the president's former "fixer" has information "on certain subjects that should be of interest" to the special prosecutor beyond his allegations made while pleading guilty Tuesday that Trump directed him to make hush-money payments to fend off damage to his White House bid.

Day after Micheal Cohen pleads guilty to campaign fraud, Donald Trump lashes out at former fixer; accuses him of making up stories
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Day after Micheal Cohen pleads guilty to campaign fraud, Donald Trump lashes out at former fixer; accuses him of making up stories

Facing a growing threat to his presidency, US President Donald Trump lashed at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a day after the onetime "fixer" implicated Trump in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with him.

Michael Cohen's plea poses direct threat to Donald Trump, threatens to expose his involvement in 'catch and kill' scheme
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Michael Cohen's plea poses direct threat to Donald Trump, threatens to expose his involvement in 'catch and kill' scheme

The criminal campaign finance case against US President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, revealed a complex, illegal operation to stifle sex stories and distribute hush money.