Michael Cohen reportedly balked at paying off Stormy Daniels until the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was released — and that could cut through his and Trump’s defense

Richard Drew/AP President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly balked at the idea of paying off porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape in October 2016. That could hurt his argument that the payment was made to prevent Trump’s family from embarrassment and not to assist his […]

Michael Cohen reportedly claims Trump greenlit the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and Russians

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, says Trump knew in advance that senior campaign officials planned to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton at the height of the election, CNN reported. The report says Cohen claims he and several others were present when Donald Trump Jr., who […]

White House bans CNN pool reporter from Trump event after ‘did Cohen betray you’ barrage

The White House has defended its decision to bar CNN reporter Kaitlin Collins from covering a Donald Trump event. The WH press service said it found her behavior disrespectful to the presidency and to his distinguished EU guest. The CNN White House correspondent was told not to cover another of President Donald Trump’s events on […]

All the notable people and politicians Sacha Baron Cohen has ‘duped’ for his new TV series, ‘Who Is America?’

Showtime Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is America?,” caused a stir before its premiere last week, as several Republican politicians felt the need to get ahead of the show in explaining how Cohen “duped” them to appear on it. The former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the former congressman Joe Walsh, and the […]

A retired judge just ruled that nearly half of 4,000 documents Michael Cohen labeled as privileged are not — and he’s not challenging that decision in court

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Special master Barbara Jones ruled on Thursday that nearly half of 4,000 documents labeled as privileged by President Donald Trump, his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, and the Trump Organization are not privileged. Cohen, who finds himself at the center of a criminal investigation in the Southern District of New York, is not […]

A gun advocate who Sacha Baron Cohen duped for his new show wrote a ‘warning’ to fellow conservatives back in April

Showtime A gun-rights activist who Sacha Baron Cohen duped in the pilot episode of his new Showtime series “Who Is America?” wrote a 1,400-word Facebook post about his experience of filming his segment in April, as a “warning” to fellow conservatives. Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, wrote that he […]

Sarah Palin says she was ‘duped’ into participating in a sham interview with Sacha Baron Cohen, alleges she was dropped off at the wrong airport

Getty Images/Alex Wong Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed comedian Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming she was “duped” into giving him an interview for his upcoming show on Showtime, “Who is America.” Showtime and Cohen allegedly lured Palin “to honor American Vets” for a “legit Showtime historical documentary.” Palin said […]

'Not a punching bag': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen says he will put family & country before POTUS

The disgraced former lawyer to US President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, has indicated he will trade the remains of his loyalty to Trump for his family and country’s interests, pledging full cooperation with the Russia probe. Cohen, who had been the longtime personal lawyer and confidante of President Trump, has distanced himself from the quagmires […]

Michael Cohen reportedly hires a new lawyer — the guy you’d hire ‘if you wanted to keep open the option’ of flipping

Jeenah Moon/Reuters President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a new attorney named Guy Petrillo. Petrillo used to be in charge of the criminal division in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. That’s where Cohen is under criminal investigation. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Business Insider this […]

Experts explain why Michael Cohen would make the surprising decision to break up with his lawyers — and if he’s signaling he may be ready to flip

AP Photo/Seth Wenig Experts reacted to news that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was breaking up with his legal team. They explained what rationale could be behind the surprise parting of ways, and if the split means it is more likely Cohen will soon agree to cooperate with prosecutors. Cohen is under criminal […]