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Cohen also saidTrump directed him to pay off two women who said they had affairs with Trump, payments that prosecutors say were in violation of campaign finance laws.
Trump then said the hush payments were financed with his own money - to which Cohen had access - and that while he had no knowledge of them at the time, he had since been fully transparent.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office is trying to determine what role the organization may have had in the arrangement of a payment Michael Cohen made to Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who said she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump.
He said possible investigations include on Trump's "contact with the Russians, and including his tax returns, which the American people have not seen but I promise a Democratic majority will ensure that they do see".
But Axiosreported Thursday that Cohen, in closed-door hearings with Congress past year, said he was unsure if Trump knew about the meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Trump and Cohen had long stopped speaking, but word would get back to the lawyer that the president was belittling him.
The referral request was first reported by The New YorkTimes.
Other major dominoes have fallen since, as National Enquirer CEO David Pecker and Weisselberg have both received immunity for useful information on these on payments. Weisselberg was also treasurer of The Donald J. Trump Foundation, the president's nonprofit, which has been sued by the NY attorney general for alleged violations of state law.
Asked if he would fire Mueller if that were to happen, Trump responded: "I can't, I can't answer that question because I don't think it's going to happen".
Those were guiding principles for Cohen when he served as more than just a lawyer for Trump during the developer's rise from celebrity to president-elect. Cohen has indicated he may cooperate with that inquiry. He said recently he knew about payments "later on". The money covered the $130,000 payment to Daniels plus costs and fees, a bonus for Cohen, and money to cover his tax liability.
Additional key players, including Trump's long-time CFO, Allen Weisselberg, and American Media head David J. Pecker, have also begun to cooperate with Mueller.
"It means that Individual-1 needs a real lawyer", he said.
Trump has repeatedly denied there was collusion and has labelled the Mueller probe a "witch hunt".
Romania is one of the most corrupt countries in the European Union, according to Transparency International . Earlier in Bucharest during the anti-government protests, clashes of protesters with the police.
He had a good pre-season - he was one of the guys who had a complete pre-season playing every match and training for five weeks'. Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve.
The sender of a confidential email can also require recipients to enter a passcode ( sent via SMS or email) to open the message. After being available to desktop users for weeks, Gmail's Confidential Mode is now rolling out to Android and iOS users.
Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP, said little in response, but did approach Benjamin on Thursday night near midfield , hand extended. The Carolina Panthers opened the 2018 preseason with a 28-23 victory over their cousins from up north, the Buffalo Bills .
Made a couple more really important saves throughout along with some catches and punch outs that needed attention. For me it was clear; it was not a penalty. "Nobody thinks about that now, which is good".
Speaking post-fight, Fury explained that he "needed the rounds" to get back to the desirable level he wishes to fight at. It was a deal that was seemingly put together quickly after negotiations for Wilder to face Anthony Joshua fell apart.
Wilbon basically said that Ramsey hadn't done anything and shouldn't talk because of how disposable cornerbacks are. Kelly Stafford is not one to let potshots from afar at her husband, Lions quarterback Matthew, go unnoticed.
Perhaps, with Max Verstappen signed up till 2020, Ricciardo sensed that Red Bull was gravitating towards the young Dutchman. It got to a point when I felt I was ready for a change and a new challenge, just some fresh motivation.
He was respectful and honest, and we had a good honest conversation about football and where he sees my playing. Emery says he is happy for Arsenal to abandon a considered approach if it means scoring though.
Trump , pleaded guilty to tax and bank fraud and violation of campaign finance rules, allegedly at the behest of the President. The president's legal difficulties could also have political implications. "Unlike Michael Cohen , he refused to 'break"'.
Hurricane sends people in Hawaii hurrying to buy supplies
Kauai bore the brunt of Iniki in 1992, and that storm is top of mind for residents preparing to weather Lane in the coming days. UPDATE: Category 4 Hurricane Lane now has winds of 150 mph, west motion at 12 mph and is less than 500 miles away from Hawaii.
Lira resumes fall after Trump threats
President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States was not going to take Turkey's detention of U.S. If the evangelical pastor is found guilty, he will face up to 35 years in jail.
Tiger Woods Tweeted A Sweet Message For His Girlfriend
The plan was to finish the second round, make the cut and then immediately start the third round in threesomes off both tees. Woodland had made bogey just three times in the first two rounds and did not have any doubles or triples.