Wounded Trump: Ex-lawyer 'made up stories'

Dwayne Harmon
August 24, 2018

The page includes a timeline of Cohen's mission to tell the truth since July.

"My message to the president: you better not talk about pardons for Michael Cohen or Paul Manafort tonight, or anytime in the future", tweeted Sen. "The president can be indicted.all remedies should be on the table", Blumenthal said, although legal scholars disagree about whether the Constitution allows for a president to be indicted.

"Michael made a decision to put his family and his country first".

More than 1,200 people have donated to the fund, raising more than $46,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.

In a Twitter rant Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump responded to Tuesday's awful afternoon of legal news regarding current and former members of his inner circle.

The White House pushed back forcefully on Wednesday (Aug 22) against suggestions that a plea deal struck by President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Mr Trump in a crime.

One could argue that it was his worst day, since at least the day that preceded it - in other words, that each concurring day that Trump is in office is a progressively worse version of his presidency because of the cumulative gaffes, lies, and awful policy decisions he's put forth up to this point.

Mueller has been the target of Trump's anger since last May, when he was chosen to oversee a probe into whether the president's campaign colluded with Russian officials to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen's admission that he violated campaign finance laws by paying hush money to two women at Trump's behest came in the form of a standard plea deal rather than a cooperation agreement requiring that he aid other investigations.

Trump went on to highlight a campaign reporting violation settled by his predecessor for $375,000 after the 2008 election.

Cohen, 51, told Judge William Pauley III that "in coordination with, and at the direction of, a candidate for federal office", he arranged payments to two women for their silence "for the principal objective of influencing the election".

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Trump, in turn, praised Manafort as "a courageous man!" raising speculation the former campaign operative could become the recipient of a pardon.

"I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family". "'Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to 'break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal".

"A large number of counts, ten, could not even be decided in the Paul Manafort case", Trump said, adding: "Witch Hunt". The jury said it was deadlocked on the 10 others.

He did not have similarly kind words for his ex-attorney.

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution Wednesday as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them.

Both she and McDougal claim to have slept with Trump in 2006, a year after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.

Cohen also pleaded guilty to knowingly and willfully making an excessive campaign contribution to Trump's campaign to influence the election.

"I participated in this conduct, which on my part took place in Manhattan, for the principal goal of influencing the [2016] election", Cohen said.

"It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen's actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time", said Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

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