Falling down: How the Trump-Cohen relationship crumbled

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic on Aug. 22 in Cleveland

"You have this Cohen guy, he doesn't know anything about Russian collusion, he doesn't know anything about obstruction, he's a massive liar", Giuliani said, reiterating his clients' earlier statements when Trump accused Cohen of "making up stories" to get a plea bargain deal.

It's also the latest sign that Cohen is broke.

The interview had begun as a discussion of the broadly promoted claim of the dual disaster: The almost simultaneous announcement of the conviction of Paul Manafort on 8 of the 18 charges against him, and the plea bargain deal negotiated by his former attorney Michael Cohen. Most reactions on social media was incredulous and unsympathetic, but one $5 donor was encouraging, writing - "The USA would love you for your honesty".

Weisselberg then sent the invoice to another Trump Organization executive via e-mail directing him to "Please pay from the Trust".

People walk past U.S. President Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York City, New York, U.S., August 24, 2018. The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment.

Court papers in the Cohen case say Pecker "offered to help deal with negative stories about (Trump's) relationships with women by, among other things, assisting the campaign in identifying such stories so they could be purchased and their publication avoided". "I do believe that the President is now an unindicted co-conspirator and I think that carries a lot of weight with it".

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British Airways, for its part, said it was cancelling its London-Tehran service as "the operation is now not commercially viable". A second wave of punitive measures is due to hit Iran in early November, targeting its vital energy sector including oil exports.

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But the President has the authority to order a longer period of mourning. The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Michael Cohen prosecutors granted immunity to publisher David Pecker
A person familiar with the Trump Organization said Cohen explained the $130,000 expense as a settlement "of a personal nature". Weisselberg is a bookkeeper who simply carries out directions from others about monetary payments and transfers, " he said.

The legal system dumped two political hazards this week on Trump.

David Pecker, the chief executive of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Michael Cohen and Donald Trump in the criminal investigation into hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.

On Thursday, Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, said his client still doesn't know if Trump knew about the meeting, despite news reports in July saying that Cohen was willing to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump did know, reports Axios.

Trump shot back Saturday that Sessions only said that because he "doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position". The Special Counsel's investigation continues to uncover crimes, hand down indictments, and secure convictions against Trump associates. These moves could have a ripple effect on the legal fortunes of Cohen and, perhaps, Trump. What person committed to Trump's brand of conservatism is going to want to take professional risks to serve him after seeing how shabbily Sessions was treated?

Because the hush payments were meant to influence the outcome of the elections, they violated USA laws governing campaign contributions, putting Trump in legal jeopardy.

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