Day 535 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
In Nov. 2016 report, in which Hope Hicks said of the Karen McDougal agreement: "We have no knowledge of any of this."
Today, Cohen said he violated federal law "in coordination with and at the direction of a federal candidate for office."
Trump tells people to be more patient on North Korea, since they've been having this problem for "75 years."
The two Koreas were still a unified country in 1943. The origins of the North Korean nuclear program are traced to 1956, 62 years ago.
Paul Manafort has been found guilty on 8 felony counts:
• 5 counts of tax fraud
• 1 count of failing to file a foreign bak account
• 2 counts of bank fraud
(The judge declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts.)
Reminder: Special counsel Mueller has 1,000-plus exhibits for ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort's next trial cnb.cx/2L0ImYi
Michael Cohen's lawyer says that Cohen has been having frequent chats with John Dean, ex-White House counsel who turned on Nixon.
Michael Cohen agreed to a deal after prosecutors claimed he risked more than a dozen years in prison, one person told WaPo.
The Michael Cohen plea deal with prosecutors is regarding payments he made to women for Trump, a person familiar with the matter tells NYT. nytimes.com/2018/08/21/nyr…
Michael Cohen says he was directed to violate campaign law at the direction of the candidate. At the same candidate's direction, he said he paid $130,000 to somebody to keep them quiet, which was later repaid by the candidate. bloom.bg/2PubMBV
Michael Cohen committed crimes "In co-ordination with, and at the direction of" @realDonaldTrump.
Thus, Trump appears to be a co-conspirator and/or aider and abettor of a federal crime.
The prosecutor told the judge the purpose of the payments was to ensure the individuals didn't disclose "alleged affairs with the candidate." Besides the $130K payment, Cohen admitted to making an illegal contribution of $150K.
Michael Cohen was shaking head and appeared to be holding back emotions as judge reviews possible sentence, according to Bloomberg.
Cohen faces a likely prison sentence of 46 to 63 months, the judge said.
The judge set sentencing for December 12.
Tweet from December 19, 2015.
Stormy Daniels "vindicated" by Cohen pleading guilty, admitting Trump directed him to pay her off
Paul Ryan's office reaction to today's news: "We are aware of Mr. Cohen’s guilty plea to these serious charges. We will need more information than is currently available at this point.”
Richard Blumenthal: "The White House looks increasingly like a criminal enterprise with the convictions today of Trump’s former campaign manager and personal lawyer ... Both should now cooperate – truthfully and fully."
"The WH is unhinged right now, with [Trump] taking the stage tonight," a source tells BuzzFeed.
"What if he pardons Manafort live on television? This is crisis PR firms' worst nightmare & the WH staff is outclassed and undermanned to handle it." buzzfeednews.com/article/tarini…
GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife have been indicted on charges related to the misuse of $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and the filing of false campaign finance records.
Hunter was the 2nd congressman to endorse Trump.
The first two members of Congress to endorse Donald Trump – New York’s Chris Collins and California’s Duncan Hunter – are both under indictment.
Update in Flynn case: "Due to the status of its investigation, the Special Counsel's Office does not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for sentencing."
Mueller's team and attorneys for Flynn say they'll update the court by Sept. 17. thehill.com/homenews/admin…
Christopher Steele won a legal battle in the US against 3 Russian oligarchs who sued him over allegations made in his dossier about the Trump campaign & its links with Moscow, the Guardian reports. The Russians own stakes in Moscow-based Alfa Bank.
Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a new ethics bill that would ban members of Congress and White House staff from owning individual stocks. cnb.cx/2LaL4KV
Elizabeth Warren unveils sweeping reforms that would heavily restrict and expose corporate lobbying, upending the political economy of Washington interc.pt/2OTPgB0
Pennsylvania's GOP gubernatorial candidate joked that the Russian government would help him win in November, according to a recording obtained by the state Democratic Party and provided to HuffPost.
"By the way, the Russians are going to help me." huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-gube…
Russian hackers appear to have a new target: conservative U.S. think tanks that have broken with Trump, a report by Microsoft found.
The U.K. wants to impose tougher sanctions on Russia over the chemical attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.
The Trump admin made public the details of its new pollution rules governing coal-burning power plants, and the fine print includes an acknowledgment that the plan would increase carbon emissions and lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths annually. nyti.ms/2PsGGKO
For the first time in recorded Arctic history, the oldest and thickest sea ice has started to break up
White House says US has deported 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij to Germany.
The publisher of a website that serves as a platform for white nationalism was a guest last weekend at the home Larry Kudlow, WaPo reports.
The bull market is 3,452 days old, making it by most definitions the longest on record.
Trump has only presided for 578 or 17% of those days. Obama presided for 83% of this run.
A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia is asking a U.S. appeals court to reinstate net neutrality rules.
Trump separated 2500 children from their parents at the border. Over 500 remain separated.
On the day former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort is found guilty on 8 counts and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to 8 counts, Trump sought a safe space in West Virginia.
On same day Trump's campaign chair was convicted & his former lawyer pleaded guilty of crimes which implicated Trump in them, Trump supporters break out in "lock her up!" chants.
Just proves these folks live in an "alternative facts" world.
Lara Trump at Trump rally attacks Russia investigation saying it makes her angry: “it should make you angry too.”
You know what makes me angry? Treason!
Trump blames undocumented immigrants for [checks notes].... gun violence in Chicago
Trump announces that he is going to place a 25 percent tariff on every car imported from the European Union into the United States.
Who's ready to pay 25% more for a car?
"This guy is crazy" -Donald Trump
Yes, yes he is!
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Lanny Davis, on Rachel Maddow, suggests strongly that his client Michael Cohen has information for Mueller on Trump campaign collusion with Russia and Trump’s knowledge of plans for Russian hacking before the hacking occurred.
Lanny Davis on CNN, suggests Michael Cohen has information to offer about Trump wrongdoing for NY authorities investigating Trump foundation.