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Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for Michael Cohen

Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for Michael CohenThe Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the committee is losing patience with Michael Cohen, who skipped out on planned testimony Tuesday."I can assure you that any goodwill that might have existed in the committee with Michael Cohen is now gone," Chairman Richard Burr told reporters Tuesday.Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in a statement that his client's committee appearance was postponed “due to post-surgery medical needs” from Cohen's minor shoulder surgery. However, this is the third time President Trump's former personal lawyer has postponed planned testimony for a myriad of reasons.The committee has subpoenaed Cohen, who admitted in November to lying to the same committee about how long talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow continued into the 2016 campaign season. He faces a three-year prison term set to begin in March for lying to Congress, a slew of financial crimes, and campaign finance violations for the Trump campaign."The way he's positioning himself not coming to the committee we may help him go to prison," the North Carolina senator warned."He's had a letter for six months asking for his return," Burr continued. "He's already stiffed us on being in Washington today because of an illness,. Yet on Twitter a reporter reported he was having a wild night Saturday night eating out in New York with five buddies. Didn't seem to have any physical limitations and he was out with his wife last night."Burr said he thinks it would be "prudent" to talk to Cohen before the committee concludes its investigation into the 2016 election, adding he would go to "every length I could to make sure we got his testimony."The senator said that he would prefer to hear what Cohen has to say before he goes to prison, rather than bringing him out afterwards for testimony.



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Michael Cohen Search Warrant Documents to Be Made Partly Public

Michael Cohen Search Warrant Documents to Be Made Partly PublicOver objections from federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge William Pauley on Thursday granted a request by media organizations for access to documents related to the April 9 FBI search of Cohen’s home, office and hotel room, while agreeing with the government that some materials must remain secret to protect ongoing investigations. “The public interest in the underlying subject matter of the materials — which implicates the integrity of the 2016 presidential election — is substantial,” Pauley said.



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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoenaWASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has subpoenaed President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Cohen intends to comply with the interview demand next month, his attorney said Thursday.



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Michael Cohen postpones congressional testimony, claims 'threats' from President Trump and Rudy Giuliani

Michael Cohen postpones congressional testimony, claims 'threats' from President Trump and Rudy Giuliani"Due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani… Mr. Cohen's appearance will be postponed to a later," Lanny Davis, a spokesman for Cohen, said.



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Trump may have spoken to Michael Cohen about testimony to congress, says Rudy Giuliani: 'So what?'

Trump may have spoken to Michael Cohen about testimony to congress, says Rudy Giuliani: 'So what?'Last week, BuzzFeed reported that Mr Trump’s personal lawyer delivered the false information to politicians about the then candidate’s business interests in Moscow on the orders of the man who is now president. Democrats and opponents of Mr Trump leapt on the story, saying it showed the president had committed perjury.



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White House stands by Michael Flynn despite judge's rebuke

White House stands by Michael Flynn despite judge's rebukeSarah Sanders offered kind words from the West Wing as President Trump's former national security adviser faces sentencing.



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Michael Flynn Is Owed an Apology

Michael Flynn Is Owed an ApologyDemocrats were still stinging from their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. Every day, it seemed, brought news of another contact between Trumpworld and Russia. Flynn, a retired three-star general, was forced to resign after serving less than a month as Trump’s national security adviser.



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Judge delays sentencing for Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, for lying to FBI about Russia

Judge delays sentencing for Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, for lying to FBI about RussiaJudge postpones sentencing Tuesday for Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, for lying to FBI about Russia contacts.



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Trump suffers double whammy as Michael Flynn is accused of 'selling out his country' and president's charity shuts

Trump suffers double whammy as Michael Flynn is accused of 'selling out his country' and president's charity shutsDonald Trump suffered a double setback on Tuesday as his former national security adviser Michael Flynn was accused of selling out his country in court and it emerged the president’s charity will be dissolved amid claims of “shocking” illegality.  Mr Flynn, who has admitted to lying to the FBI over his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, was reprimanded for his “very serious” offence during a sentencing hearing in Washington DC.  In a blistering rebuke, Emmet Sullivan, a US District Judge, told to Mr Flynn that “arguably you sold your country out”, later adding: "I'm not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this criminal offence." At one point the judge even asked prosecutors whether Mr Flynn’s actions could be considered treason, though later walked back the remarks by clarifying that he was not making that suggestion himself.  Judge Sullivan also hinted that he was considering giving Mr Flynn a stint in jail despite his co-operation with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russian election meddling investigation – something that seemed unlikely at the start of the day, given Mr Mueller was calling for leniency.  Donald Trump, left, and Michael Flynn during a presidential campaign event in September 2016 Credit: REUTERS/Mike Sega Eventually the judge delayed the sentencing, indicating that he wanted to fully understand the extent of Mr Flynn’s cooperation with Mr Mueller’s team. No new date was set but a status report is due on March 13 2019.  The courtroom dressing down was another blow for Mr Flynn, a retired US general who became one of Mr Trump’s most prominent supporters during the 2016 presidential campaign.  He was handed the plum role of Mr Trump’s first national security adviser in January 2017 but was forced to resign just weeks later over his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, then Russian ambassador to the US.  Mr Flynn has admitted to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Mr Kislyak during the transition period after Mr Trump’s November 2016 election victory but before he took office. During that time Barack Obama remained US president.  Mr Trump had wished Mr Flynn "good luck" earlier in the day. "Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him," he said in a tweet.  On the same day Mr Flynn was being criticised in court there were new developments in a lawsuit filed against the president’s charity, the Trump Foundation.  Barbara Underwood, the New York attorney general, announced that the Trump Foundation had agreed it should be dissolved and its remaining funds handed out to other charities, with her office overseeing the process. The deal needs to be approved by a federal judge.  It follows a string of Washington Post stories in recent years claiming that money from the charity had been used to pay legal settlements for Mr Trump’s private business or purchase art from his clubs. Mr Trump has always denied wrongdoing. Michael Flynn, former US national security adviser, exits at federal court in Washington, DC Credit:  Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg He had planned to close down the embattled charity in December 2016 after he won the US election but the move was put on hold pending this investigation.  Mrs Underwood's office begun legal action in June against Mr Trump, his three children – who were on the board – and the charity itself, over accusations of misuse of funds. She said on Tuesday that her investigation found “a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation — including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more.” Mrs Underwood is continuing to seek more than $ 2.8 million (£2.2m) in restitution and has asked a judge to ban the Trumps temporarily from serving on the boards of other New York nonprofit organisations.



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Michael Flynn's sentencing collapses amid a judge's 'disgust' over former national security adviser's conduct

Michael Flynn's sentencing collapses amid a judge's 'disgust' over former national security adviser's conductMichael Flynn's sentencing collapses as a judge expresses "disgust" for Trump's ex-national security adviser.



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