WASHINGTON — President Trump reacted angrily on Thursday to the relatively short prison sentence handed down to his longtime personal attorney and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, and said Mr. Cohen failed him as his lawyer because he should have known about campaign finance law. “I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law,” Mr. Trump…
WASHINGTON — President Trump reacted angrily on Thursday to the relatively short prison sentence handed down to his longtime personal attorney and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, and said Mr. Cohen failed him as his lawyer because he should have known about campaign finance law. “I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law,” Mr. Trump…
Establishing a nexus between Mr. Cohen’s efforts to silence the women and Mr. Trump’s campaign is central to making a criminal case of election law violations. That is why A.M.I.’s admission carries so much weight, said Richard L. Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s looking a lot like an…
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For one thing, one of the payments to Mr. Edwards’s mistress took place as he was ending his candidacy, which further muddied how to interpret his motivation. By contrast, the payments to Ms. McDougal and Ms. Daniels came just ahead of the election. For another, prosecutors in the Edwards case had little corroboration from other…
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The document said that the conspiracy theorist, Jerome Corsi, understood that one of Mr. Trump’s associates, Roger J. Stone Jr., was “in regular contact with senior members of the Trump campaign, including with then-candidate Donald J. Trump,” when Mr. Stone asked Mr. Corsi to find out from the head of WikiLeaks what he had in…