Takeaways for Trump as Mueller Details Russia's 'Political Synergy' Offer
Takeaways for Trump as Mueller Details Russia's 'Political Synergy' Offer
Court Deadlines Set Stage for More Russia Probe Details
09 December, 2018, 04:02
A key figure in the Watergate scandal has told CNN that the allegations against President Donald Trump contained in a court filing are sufficient for Congress to start impeachment proceedings.
Former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean said he thinks Congress will have "little choice" but to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following a Friday evening court filing involving Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.
Trump was undeterred, tweeting early Saturday: "AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!"
Federal prosecutors in NY are recommending a maximum of four years behind bars for Cohen, because they say his crimes were just that serious.
Cohen told prosecutors he never followed up on the Putin invitation, though the offer bore echoes of a March 2016 proposal presented by Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who broached to other advisers the idea of a Putin encounter. Cohen told them he had been in communication with Russian nationals as far back as November 2015, a few months after Trump formally declared he was running for president, to try to arrange possible meetings between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mueller's office, in a separate filing, did not take a position on what sentence Cohen should receive when he appears before a judge next week in New York City. The court filing Friday makes clear that the payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal were made to benefit Trump politically.
NY prosecutors, however, were far harsher in their assessment of Cohen's character, saying he should get only a modest reduction in an expected prison sentence of about five years.
The president also praised another associate, Roger Stone, for saying he wouldn't testify against him, and Trump said a pardon for Manafort isn't off the table.
"In August 2014, Chairman-1 had met with Cohen and Individual-1, and had offered to help deal with negative stories about Individual-1's relationships with women by identifying such stories so that they could be purchased and "killed, ' " the prosecutors" memorandum says.
Cohen, an attorney and businessman, committed four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years.
In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much.
Manafort resigned from his job on the Trump campaign as questions swirled about his lobbying work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. Mueller's memo says Cohen has met with the special counsel's office in seven different sessions to provide valuable information. Though he has portrayed himself as cooperative, "his description of those efforts is overstated in some respects and incomplete in others", prosecutors said. "Thank you!" after the court filings, the documents suggest that Trump may have known more about campaign and business contacts with the Russians than he has admitted.
They show the President's former attorney, Michael Cohen, acted on the President's direction, when he broke the law in two election-related crimes.
The payments are technically unrelated to the Russian Federation probe, but prosecutors painted a damning picture of the "extensive, deliberate, and serious criminal conduct" of Cohen - once a member of Trump's inner circle of trusted aides.
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Wilder's right arm is his weapon and he was throwing it regularly against Fury though had persistent problems landing his shots. Data like this offers insights that could help bring fans back to legal content, but they need to be acknowledged first".
Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to have given information for Mueller's probe. Trump had nothing but praise for the two new Cabinet members who he announced Friday he would nominate.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to go on and become the Premier League's top scorer this season. Manchester United and Arsenal were forced to settle for a point each after an entertaining match ended 2-2 at Old Trafford .
It has entered into joint ventures to boost its presence and capacity in Canada and overseas , including in Israel and Australia. We think that model of growing your own plants is very hard to scale and to execute well.
Liverpool have not lost any of the 23 away matches in all competitions in which Firmino has scored (20 wins, three draws). MF Naby Keita , 7 - Picked up immediately from where he left off at Burnley with a double nutmeg inside three minutes.
There is little chance as many voters who cast ballots on November 6 would vote if new elections are held, Stone said. The State Board of Elections is investigating whether he had a role in manipulating or even handling absentee ballots.
The classic holiday song " Baby It's Cold Outside ", has been pulled from a Madison, Wisconin radio station's airwaves. Critics say the lyrics describe a date rape scenario and the song no longer deserves a spot on Christmas playlists.
He also showed improved command with a career-low walk rate of just 4.4 percent. "Nobody's going to remember who won that game". Eovaldi is part of a projected starting rotation that includes Chris Sale , David Price , Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez .
Survivors have claimed that the stampede began when fears arose that pepper stray had been fired into the Ancona venue. He said that when rescuers arrived, all the doors of the discos were open. "The bouncers told us to go back", he said.
De Jong focused on Ajax despite PSG rumours - Ten Hag
Barcelona are believed to view De Jong as the long-term successor to Sergio Busquets, as the pair share a similar skill set. The 21-year-old defensive midfielder has established himself as one of Europe's hottest prospects.
Google shuts down its smart messaging app Allo
According to 9to5Google , we can soon expect Google to announce the beginning of the end for the company's short-lived chat app. Hangouts will live on as an enterprise tool, while Allo's features are being integrated in the Android messaging app Messages .
USA destroyer challenges Russian claims in Sea of Japan
The US Pacific Fleet said the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell conducted the operation in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday. Navy has also challenged excessive maritime claims made by U.S. allies and partners, including the Philippines and Vietnam.
Real Madrid 'Agree Terms' With Hazard
Real, on the other hand, could offer midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who is now on loan at the London club, in a player-plus-cash deal. Star Belgian midfielder Eden hazard next summer could move from Chelsea to real Madrid .
Derek Fisher Has Landed A New Head Coaching Job
The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned . Fisher, 44, has not coached at any level since the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season.