12 not-dumb questions about what’s next for Cohen, Manafort, Mueller and Trump

(CNN)The events of the last 24 hours have rocked the political world. 1. Which one is a bigger deal — Manafort or Cohen? They’re both big deals, but the Cohen plea deal — especially his testimony that he negotiated payments to women alleging affairs with Trump at the candidate’s direction…

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Company set up by Michael Cohen offers to drop Stormy Daniels’ hush-money agreement

Video Stormy Daniels’ lawyer calls arrest ‘politically motivated’ Adult film star arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club. WASHINGTON –  The company set up by Donald Trump’s former personal attorney offered Friday to rescind Stormy Daniels’ hush-money agreement and drop its planned $20 million lawsuit against the porn actress…

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Michael Avenatti on Cohen plea: ‘Trump’s fingerprints are all over the crime scene’

(CNN)Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that it is “clear as day” that Trump’s fingerprints are “all over the crime scene” in connection with Michael Cohen’s violation of campaign finance laws. Avenatti said he is going to get to the…

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Trump blasts Sessions over indictments of two his earliest congressional supporters

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday blasted his Attorney General Jeff Sessions and lamented the indictments of two lawmakers who were his earliest supporters in Congress during the 2016 election, suggesting they should not have been charged because they are Republicans. The tweet marked Trump’s latest attack on the Justice Department,…

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Lewandowski: I warned Trump about Cohen

Video Corey Lewandowski on developments in the Cohen investigation President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign finance violation as the Trump Organization CFO and National Enquirer boss land immunity deals; reaction from Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager and senior strategist for the Great America Committee. President…

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Bernie-backed Andrew Gillum scores surprise victory in Florida Democratic governor’s race, CNN projects

Phoenix (CNN)Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will win the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida, CNN projects, scoring a major victory for the party’s progressive wing while taking another step toward becoming the state’s first black chief executive. Gillum’s victory, though, came as a stunner in a wide-open contest.Democrats in the…

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Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws in plea deal, agrees to 3-5 year sentence

Video How Cohen plea could be problematic for President Trump President Trump launches Twitter offensive against the special counsel investigation; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, admitted Tuesday to violating federal campaign finance laws by arranging hush money payments to adult film…

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