Michael Cohen was sentenced to 3 years behind bars for what a Manhattan federal court judge called a “veritable smorgasbord" of criminal conduct, including making secret payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, lying to Congress about the president’s business dealings with Russia and failing to report millions of dollars in income.
President Trump clashed Tuesday with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with the cameras rolling in the Oval Office, as the president insisted he is willing to let the government shut down if Congress does not approve funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Democrats said that the latest court documents filed in regard to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer, have pushed the idea of impeachment further along, though they seek more information before making a determination on whether to actually pursue it.
Michael Cohen’s plea deal for making false statements to Congress doesn’t just indicate that he lied about the Trump Organization’s attempt to get a real estate project off the ground in Russia, it also indicates that the Kremlin helped in the cover-up.
President Trump said he wouldn’t be opposed to a possible pardon for former campaign manager Paul Manafort, whom he called “brave,” days after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office claimed he violated his plea deal by lying to prosecutors.
A planned peaceful march by the migrant “caravan” broke down at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, as groups of desperate people attempted to cross the border escalating into US Border Patrol agents firing tear gas that spread for nearly a kilometer through a crowd that included hundreds of asylum seekers, including children.
President Donald Trump continued to spread unsubstantiated conspiracies about voter fraud in American elections as midterm election ballots continue to be counted and recounted in key races in Florida and Georgia. Trump has aggressively accused elections officials of forging and "finding" votes in Florida in order to hand the key Senate and gubernatorial contests to Democrats.
CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secret Service "hard pass," last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the ban.