Alex Lockie, provided by Published 4:06 am PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Ty Wright/Getty Images President Donald Trump's own lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, suggested on Sunday that the president hadn't always told truthful stories about alleged campaign finance felonies. Giuliani, speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos, attacked former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who recently pleaded guilty to campaign finance felonies which he said Trump directed him to commit. Giuliani said Cohen had changed his story repeatedly, to which Stephanopoulos said that Trump had done the same thing. Giuliani didn't deny that. Giuliani only said Trump wasn't speaking under oath and had tried his best to accurately remember what happened, thereby suggesting his client, the president, hadn't always told the truth. President Donald Trump's own lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, suggested on Sunday that the president hadn't always told truthful stories about alleged … [Read more...] about Trump’s own lawyer Giuliani suggests he hasn’t been truthful in felony campaign finance probe
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen December 14, 2018 Here are a few things we know about Donald Trump.According to the Justice Department, he has committed multiple felonies.Based on his public statements, he has sought to interfere and obstruct the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. In recent weeks he has dangled the possibility of pardons for former aides who could potentially incriminate him in wrongdoing. He’s publicly engaged in witness tampering, and has allegedly pushed the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute his political opponents. Advertisement He is personally profiting from holding the office of the presidency. Get Today in Opinion in your inbox: Globe Opinion's must-reads, delivered to you every Sunday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Considering … [Read more...] about Why aren’t we talking about impeachment?
Recent filings from special counsel Robert Mueller on cases involving Donald Trump associates provide ample fodder for congressional Democrats looking to expand investigations on the president when they take control of the House in January. But members are wary of proceeding with articles of impeachment. Though Democratic House wins in November shifted talk of impeachment out of the purely hypothetical realm, lawmakers have practical and political realities of their own to consider, particularly with another presidential election on the horizon. New revelations from federal prosecutors in New York and from Mueller's investigation indicate that Mr. Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to issue payments to two women with whom he is alleged to have had affairs, a violation of campaign finance laws. They also disclose that Cohen, who is cooperating with the special counsel, spoke with a Russian national "who could offer the campaign 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a … [Read more...] about Analysis: Why Democrats are wary of impeachment
Brian Melley, Associated Press Updated 2:09 pm PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Michael Avenatti speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Aug. 2. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Mark Kauzlarich Michael Avenatti speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Aug. 2. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Mark Kauzlarich Photo: Mark Kauzlarich, Bloomberg Photo: Mark Kauzlarich, Bloomberg Image 1 of / 59 Caption Close Image 1 of 59 Michael Avenatti speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Aug. 2. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Mark Kauzlarich Michael Avenatti speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Aug. 2. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Mark Kauzlarich … [Read more...] about Los Angeles prosecutor declines felony case against Avenatti
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles district attorney declined to prosecute attorney Michael Avenatti on felony domestic abuse charges on Wednesday and referred allegations that he roughed up his girlfriend to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor case. Avenatti, 47, was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge last week after his girlfriend told police he abused her at his Los Angeles apartment following an argument. A restraining order against Avenatti was issued after actress Mareli Miniutti said he dragged her across the floor of his Los Angeles apartment after an argument. She wrote in a sworn statement that Avenatti shouted expletives, told her she was "ungrateful" and "forcefully" hit her in the face with bed pillows. Avenatti, who had called the allegations "completely false" and a fabrication, said in a statement he was thankful the district attorney had rejected the charges. "I have maintained my innocence since the moment of my arrest," he said. "I wish to … [Read more...] about Los Angeles prosecutor declines felony case against Michael Avenatti