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How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump

“Are we going to meet Thursday or Friday?” Mr. Costello texted Mr. Giuliani on a Monday. Mr. Costello told prosecutors in a recent meeting that the pardon discussion had been initiated by Mr. Cohen and rejected by Mr. Giuliani. When Mr. Giuliani was hired by the president a few days later, Mr. Costello emailed Mr. Cohen: “I told you my relationship with Rudy which could be very very useful for you.” “Great news,” Mr. Cohen replied. The next day, after speaking to Mr. Giuliani by phone, Mr. Costello wrote in an email to Mr. Citron that the president’s lead lawyer had been “thrilled that I reached out to him about Cohen.” He added that Mr. Giuliani was “calling the president tonight.” Mr. Costello also shared his upbeat assessment with Mr. Cohen. Under an information-sharing agreement among the lawyers, Mr. Ryan had discussed with Mr. Giuliani that the Trumps had reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the hush money he paid to the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. As the president’s lead lawyer continued to publicly discuss the hush-money scheme in the days and weeks that followed, Mr. Cohen told associates that Mr. Giuliani was “blowing this whole thing.” ‘Keep on Punching’ Days after Mr. Giuliani appeared on Fox News, Mr. Costello confided to Mr. Citron, his partner, about his mounting concerns that Mr. Cohen was stringing them along. “Does Cohen really want a friend of Comey as his lawyer?” he asked in a text message. In the interview with The Times, Mr. Giuliani said that he was new to the issue of the legal fees at the time, having just been hired by Mr. Trump a couple of months earlier. “The idea that the Trump Organization should have paid his legal fees and expenses is a total crock.” Distrust between the two sides only grew in June when the comedian Tom Arnold tweeted a selfie with Mr. Cohen and later claimed that they were teaming up to take down the president. Mr. Davis said that he asked Mr. Cohen at the time why he wanted to hire him.

Trump and impeachment: where Democrats stand after Mueller

Because it matters not just for this president, but for all future presidents. Despite deciding not to run, he has continued to pursue impeachment. He continues to push on. “Let me assure you that whatever the issue and challenge we face, the Congress of the United States will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to protect our democracy,” she told reporters this week. “We believe that the first article – Article I, the legislative branch – has the responsibility of oversight of our democracy, and we will exercise that.” The avenue is not impeachment. “The avenue is not impeachment,” he said this week. The New York representative, who has subpoenaed the unredacted report, has discussed impeachment repeatedly as it would originate with his committee. “The idea is not whether to debate articles of impeachment,” Nadler said. Kamala Harris: “I think that there is definitely a conversation to be had on that subject,” the California senator and presidential hopeful told MSNBC on Thursday, “but first I want to hear from Bob Mueller and really understand what exactly is the evidence that supports the summary that we have been given today.” Cory Booker: Speaking in Nevada on Friday, the New Jersey senator, who is also a member of the judiciary committee and a 2020 hopeful, said it was too soon to discuss impeachment because Congress has not seen the unredacted report and has not had a chance to interview Mueller. April 18, 2019 Beto O’Rourke: The 2020 contender and former Texas representative said he believed voters cared more about policy discussions than impeachment, telling reporters on Thursday: “I don’t know that impeachment and those proceedings in the House and potential trial in the Senate is going to answer those questions for people.” The full text of Robert Mueller's report on Trump and Russia Read more Elijah Cummings: The House oversight committee chairman told MSNBC on Friday the Mueller report revealed actions that were “at least 100 times worse” than those that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

In its final season, HBO’s ‘Veep’ goes where all presidential campaigns must: Iowa

The Emmy Award-winning actress shared the news on Twitter. She thanked her friends and family for their support and called on others to help "make universal health care a reality." Wochit HBO's vulgar, straight-shooting political comedy Veep has covered a lot of ground across its six seasons in a fast-changing political and cultural climate. In its seventh and final season, the show starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus — returning to her starring role as the foul-mouthed, would-be president after undergoing treatment for breast cancer — returns to the place where all politics-obsessed narratives must: Iowa. Executive Producer David Mandel has said that this moment was based off a real mixup that the Obama campaign once made. Over the first three episodes aired this season, Meyer's campaign and her opponents romp up and down Iowa in familiar locales, both real like Waterloo, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, and fictional, like Lurlene, Iowa, a town famous for its novelty dog mayor. This mentality holds true for Iowa as the show digs deep into the first-in-the-nation caucus state's stereotypes. In one outrageous scene, the president's aid, Amy Brookheimer (played by Anna Chlumsky), gets an abortion at a clinic in central Iowa. The show's Iowa obsession spilled over into real life when HBO took at two full-page advertisements in the Register to promote realistic-seeming campaigns for the Selina Meyers presidency and her bumbling, dim-witted opponent Jonah Ryan (played by Timothy Simons). Episodes of Veep's final season air every Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Biden to announce 2020 presidential bid on Wednesday

Biden to announce 2020 presidential bid on Wednesday

Former Vice President Joe Biden will reportedly use a video message to officially join the crowded field Democratic presidential candidates; Doug McKelway reports from Washington. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX…
Giuliani reacts to details emerging from Mueller report

Giuliani reacts to details emerging from Mueller report

'You're not going to find a darn thing' in special counsel Robert Mueller's report that shows that the Trump campaign 'had any kind of connection with whatever the Russians were doing,' says President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews…
Live: Trump speaks to U.S. veterans just before Mueller report is released

Live: Trump speaks to U.S. veterans just before Mueller report is released

HAPPENING NOW: Less than an hour after Attorney General Barr wraps his explosive press conference ahead of releasing the Mueller report, President Trump is making remarks at a White House event with the Wounded Warrior Project. FOX News operates the…
Trump celebrates Opportunity Zone initiative at conference

Trump celebrates Opportunity Zone initiative at conference

The conference aims to coordinate the extension of economic and social resources to stimulate growth in less developed parts of the country. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines…

Keller @ Large: Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards On Women In Politics

BOSTON (CBS) – Cecile Richards, the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller to discuss her best-selling book along with her belief that now is the time for women to lead a political movement. Richards was president of Planned Parenthood from 2006-2018. She also wrote the best-selling book “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.” Keller @ Large: Part 2 Keller asked Richards about her previous statement that we need a political movement “of, by and for women” as the country inches toward the 2020 presidential election. “I think the most important thing is that women’s issues that women care about are part of the political conversation, whether it’s a woman or man running for president,” Richards said. “I just think it’s important that women’s equality and our ability to participate in the work force and raise our families should be front and center in this campaign and that’s my goal.” Richards also discussed a meeting she had with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner shortly after President Trump was elected. “They asked to meet and their offer to me was if Planned Parenthood would quit providing abortion services to women in America that they would try to get more funding for the organization,” she said. “Needless to say it didn’t go anywhere. I said we are absolutely there to provide the full range of reproductive healthcare services for women. It was a disappointing meeting for sure.”
Ex-Obama White House counsel releases video denying accusations

Ex-Obama White House counsel releases video denying accusations

Greg Craig is indicted on charges of lying to investigators on his work on behalf of Ukraine; Mike Emanuel has the latest. #Outnumbered #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX…
Former Obama White House counsel indicted for lying to DOJ

Former Obama White House counsel indicted for lying to DOJ

Andy McCarthy weighs in on former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig's indictment for making false statements to the Department of Justice. #DailyBriefing #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX…