• Abhijit Das June 29, 2021 1:50 pm

    Ex-U.S. House Candidate Indicted on Federal Election Charges

    A former longshot Massachusetts candidate for the U.S. House has been indicted on charges that he solicited illegal campaign contributions and used campaign money to pay business debts, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump September 28, 2019 5:36 pm

    Trump Blurs Lines Between Personal Lawyer, Attorney General

    As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump’s outreach to Ukraine and the administration’s attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress. Trump repeatedly told Ukraine’s president in a telephone call that Barr and Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help investigate Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2019 1:44 pm

    Acting Intel Chief Maguire Defends Handling of Whistleblower Complaint

    The acting director of national intelligence defended his handling of a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump’s communication with Ukraine, telling the House intelligence committee he initially withheld the document from Congress because of concerns over “executive privilege.” Joseph Maguire told lawmakers he upheld his “responsibility to follow the law every step of the way” as he reviewed an...

  • Donald Trump September 25, 2019 5:21 pm

    Barr in Familiar Role, Thrust by Trump Into Political Fray

    In offering Ukraine’s president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a political fray. It’s a role Barr has embraced since taking command of the Justice Department in February, most notably by casting special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia...

  • Donald Trump December 9, 2018 9:03 am

    Can a Sitting President Be Indicted While in Office?

    For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016. The Justice Department stopped short of accusing Trump of directly committing a crime. Instead, they said in a court filing Friday night that Trump told his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen,...

  • Donald Trump December 8, 2018 8:27 am

    Top Takeaways From the Three Court Filings on Cohen, Manafort and the Russia Investigation

    Key pieces of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation appear to be falling into place. In three court filings Friday, prosecutors for the first time connected President Donald Trump to a crime involving hush money payments to a porn actress. They revealed new details about outreach from Russia early in Trump’s presidential campaign. They detailed how they say two central...

  • Attorney December 7, 2018 6:05 pm

    Prosecutors Say Cohen Should Serve Substantial Prison Term

    In a court filing, federal prosecutors say President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves a substantial prison sentence despite his cooperation.

  • Attorney November 28, 2018 9:19 am

    Trump Lashes Out at Mueller Amid Manafort Plea Deal Breach

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces more legal trouble as special counsel Robert Mueller’s team accused him of breaking a plea deal and repeatedly lying to the team during the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, directed a personal attack against Mueller on Twitter, calling him a “prosecutor gone rogue.”

  • Donald Trump August 22, 2018 3:00 pm

    Dems Call for Delay on Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings After Cohen Revelations

    Democratic lawmakers argued Wednesday that the president’s implication in admitted crimes should result in confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh being pushed back, NBC News reported. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii canceled a meeting with Kavanaugh because she didn’t want to “extend courtesy to this president who is an unindicted co-conspirator.” And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of...

  • CEO August 22, 2018 10:03 am

    Back-to-Back Guilty Plea, Verdict Deal Blow to Trump Administration

    Two members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle are now facing federal prison time, a blow to the current administration. Moreover, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen would not take a presidential pardon if it was offered, according to his attorney.

  • Massachusetts August 21, 2018 6:25 pm

    ‘Not a Witch Hunt': Local Lawmakers React to Manafort, Cohen News

    Members of New England’s mostly Democratic congressional delegation took to social media to share their thoughts on the conviction of Paul Manafort and the guilty plea by Michael Cohen on Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump August 23, 2018 10:55 am

    Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Charges Stemming From Hush Money Related to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his White House bid. Cohen’s extraordinary account marks the first time that any Trump associate...

  • Donald Trump March 30, 2018 6:16 am

    Judge Rejects Trial Demand in Stormy Daniels Case

    A porn star who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump and is suing so she can discuss the alleged relationship can’t have a jury trial or question the president under oath because the request is premature, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been seeking to invalidate...

  • Donald Trump March 28, 2018 5:14 pm

    Attorney in Stormy Daniels Case Seeks to Depose Trump and His Attorney

    An attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006, has filed a motion seeking a deposition from the president and his attorney, Michael Cohen, in their ongoing dispute about a non-disclosure agreement. The filing, submitted Tuesday by attorney Michael Avenatti, also seeks a jury trial for the case and for her...

  • Donald Trump March 26, 2018 5:29 pm

    Stormy Daniels Sues Trump Lawyer, Says He Defamed Her, Broke Campaign Finance Law

    Stormy Daniels filed an amended lawsuit Monday that alleges Donald Trump’s personal lawyer defamed her and violated campaign finance law by brokering a “hush agreement” just before the 2016 election, NBC News reported. The new filing in federal court in Los Angeles comes less than 24 hours after a television interview in which Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford,...

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