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Cohen says ‘of course’ Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. Cohen’s comments are his first since…read more »

Trump denies he ‘directed’ Michael Cohen to break the law as prosecutors contend

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In his first reaction since his longtime personal — and now former– attorney and fixer was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for him, President Donald Trump again attempted to distance himself, repeating legal arguments and saying he “never directed Michael…read more »

Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she is praying for President Donald Trump as shutdown looms; rejects claim ‘MEXICO IS PAYING FOR WALL’

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As a partial government shutdown looms, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi flatly dismissed President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion towards a border wall, scoffed at his claim that Mexico is implicitly paying for the wall as a result of the renegotiated trade agreement and revealed that…read more »

House Republicans lead vote to label Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’ in rebuke to Trump administration’s silence

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives passed a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support Thursday to declare the violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya a genocide, a move the Trump administration still has not made despite mounting evidence and a cavalcade of voices.The resolution’s passage is particularly striking because it brings Democrats together with House Republicans who rarely…read more »

What a partial government shutdown during the holidays could look like

wildpixel/iStock(WASHINGTON) — If lawmakers fail to strike a spending deal by Dec. 21, a government shutdown will take place. But it would look a little different than past instances, mostly because Congress has already funded about 75 percent of the federal government.While President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would take ownership of a shutdown…read more »

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