Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to eight violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws and faces a recommended jail sentence of between four and five years.
The jury convicted Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, on five counts of filing false tax returns, one count of not filing a report on a foreign bank account and two bank fraud counts.
If it were anyone but the president, Michael Cohen's statement that he arranged payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal “at the direction” of then-candidate Donald Trump would suggest a criminal case could be in the offing.
Peter Brimelow, who has promoted white nationalists on his website, was a recent guest at a birthday bash for President Trump’s top economic adviser. Kudlow expressed regret after learning of Brimelow's views: “If I had known this, we would never have invited him.”
Today’s voting sets up potentially competitive races this fall in rural states that typically deliver big margins for Republicans. Polls in Wyoming closed at 9 p.m. Eastern; in Alaska, they close at midnight Eastern time.
The judge denied President Trump’s motion to dismiss allegations of assault and battery, destruction of property and negligent hiring and supervising, saying that a jury could find that Trump “authorized and condoned” the security guards’ conduct.