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National Enquirer Boss David Pecker Tiptoes Away From His Pal Trump as Scandal Swirls and Circulation Drops

Shortly after estranged personal attorney and longtime enforcer, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker went into a state of calculated retreat. For years, Peckers tabloid had played a key rolethere was another story showing how the Enquirers lie detector examination supposedly absolved Trump of any Russia-related collusion. Since then, the tabloid's approach to the saga has ranged from muted to silent. The most recent issue of the Enquirer, dated July 30, 2018, doesnt feature a single item on Trump in the entire, 47-page editionthough the issue did have room for a…

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Trump lawyer Giuliani: ‘scumbag’ Cohen is a traitor like Iago and Brutus

Ex-New York mayor gives rambling 32-minute CNN interview but wont say what very nasty relationship Mueller had with Trump Donald Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani has angrily compared Michael Cohen, the presidents former long-time lawyer, to famous traitors Benedict Arnold, Brutus and Iago. Youve got a really bad guy here, said Giuliani, during a 32-minute long, rambling interview on CNN on Monday. Cohen, whose premises and home were raided by the FBI in April on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller concerning possible campaign finance law violations, has not been…

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Trump claims Cohen tape may be illegal and insists he did nothing wrong

President claims tape containing discussion of payment to Playboy model perhaps illegal but New York state law allows recording of conversations The good news, Donald Trump reports his former lawyer Michael Cohen taped a conversation in which he and the then presidential candidate discussed a potential payment to a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who claims to have had an affair with Trump. Trump also questioned the legality of both the raids and the tape, first by the New York Times, the tape was made shortly before the 2016 election…

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Ron Perlman Takes No Prisoners: Trump Is a Cardboard Cutout Piece of Shitfuck

Dont get on Perlmans entertaining Twitter feed, which is filled with pithy comments and retweets about the reality TV host-turned-president, as well as response was, Similarly I never stuck it only half in, and I never put the checks I wrote him in the male [sic]. And when another Twitter user questioned if a regular Fox commentator like Alan Dershowitz would admit he had been played by Hannity after the latter confessed his relationship with the presidents attorney, Perlmans For example, he mentioned that he was recently at a press…

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Michael Cohen Took Cash From Russian Oligarch After Election

The Daily Beast can confirm that Donald Trumps personal lawyer Michael Avenatti, porn actress dossier published by Avenatti on Tuesday evening, Vekselberg and his cousin Mr. Andrew Intrater routed eight payments to Mr. Cohen through a company named Columbus Nova LLC beginning in January 2017 and continuing until at least August 2017. The funds, Avenatti suggested, may have been used to reimburse Cohen for the $130,000 hush payment made to Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. Intrater was also a donor to the Republican…

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Michael Cohen Took Cash From Oligarch-Connected Firm After Election

The Daily Beast can confirm that Donald Trumps personal lawyer Michael Avenatti, porn actress dossier published by Avenatti on Tuesday evening, Vekselberg and his cousin Mr. Andrew Intrater routed eight payments to Mr. Cohen through a company named Columbus Nova LLC beginning in January 2017 and continuing until at least August 2017. The funds, Avenatti suggested, may have been used to reimburse Cohen for the $130,000 payment made to Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. Intrater was also a donor to the Republican National…

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What Did AT&T Want From Michael Cohen?

Everyone knows Washington is a swamp filled with snakes and influence peddlers. And few believed President Trump would do much to change that, despite his "drain the swamp" battle cry. In fact, one could argue he has done much since taking office to encourage influence peddling. He refused to put his assets in a blind trust or release his tax returns. That means he can know which people, businesses, and countries that want something from him as president are also supporting him as a businessman. And even though he has…

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Judge Hands Defeat to Trump and Cohen Over FBI Raid: Youve Miscited the Law

President Donald Trump and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen both lost a court challenge related to the FBIs seizure of Cohens documents they both claim are protected by attorney-client privilege. Cohen had asked a federal judge for The materials seized by FBI agents from Cohens home, office, safety deposit box, and hotel room includes documents relating to communications with the president of the United States covered by the attorney-client privilege, Cohens lawyer, Todd Harrison, said in Mondays letter to Wood. Prosecutors have said that they went to extreme lengths to…

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