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US lawmakers say they will investigate whether Trump told lawyer to lie

WASHINGTON: Investigators in the US Senate and House of Representatives said on Friday they plan to examine whether US President Donald Trump broke the law by directing his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about building a skyscraper in Moscow while he was running for president. Leading Democrats in the House of Representatives said they would seek to verify a Buzzfeed News report that Trump told Cohen to lie to lawmakers who are examining whether his campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016…

Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump directed the payment of hush money to two women during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and knew that doing so was wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. “He directed me to make the payments. He directed me to become involved in these matters,” Cohen told ABC News. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison this week on multiple charges, some related to the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy…

CNN plays audio recording of conversation between Trump and Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON: A lawyer for Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, released an audio recording of a conversation between Trump and Cohen in which they discussed paying for the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair with Trump. The recording was played on CNN Tuesday night. Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis told the network he released the recording to dispute an assertion by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani that tape would show that Trump made clear that if there were going to be a…

FBI raids offices, home of Trump’s personal lawyer

WASHINGTON: The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided the offices and home of U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, law enforcement sources said, in a dramatic new development in a series of probes involving close Trump associates. Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen M. Ryan, said that U.S. prosecutors conducted a search that was partly a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller. Mueller is investigating whether members of Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia during the U.S.…