Investigators are now probing whether Cohen committed bank fraud when he paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 from his home equity line of credit in exchange for her silence on an alleged affair with Trump. "But depending on dollars involved, which can be a big driver, or if they look at him and say it's not two to four years, it's 18 to 22, then how loyal is he?" said one defense lawyer who represents a senior Trump aide in Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
"To quote the court, there are gaping holes in the application by Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump to delay this matter", said Michael Avenatti, Daniels' attorney.
Over the years, Mr. Trump threatened to fire Mr. Cohen over deals that didn't work out, or snafus with business projects, people who were present for the discussions said.
Trump's moods have grown darker in recent days, as he lashes out at the "overreach" of the raid.
He explained that he does not see the same legal "vulnerability" for Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
"There's a significant level of cooperation between us and the Southern District of NY U.S. attorney's office", he added.
Indeed, Avenatti is now alleging that he has evidence of bank fraud involving Michael Cohen, which he has nearly certainly shared with the F.B.I.
On Twitter Sunday, Trump said that all lawyers are now "deflated and concerned" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen, adding that "Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past". But he believes the true smoking gun is a so-called Suspicious Activities Report (S.A.R.) reportedly created by the Treasury Department earlier this year after a bank is reported to have flagged Cohen's account for dubious transactions. Avenatti said that Trump thinks that he is above the law.
Trump is reportedly anxious about the charges that Cohen could potentially be hit with and whether his lawyer will flip.
Cohen famously said he would take a bullet for Trump, but that's an easy thing to say as a hypothetical. Those around Trump have hoped that this week's visit to Mar-a-Lago, where he is generally happier, along with the tightly scheduled summit with Abe, would somewhat distract him from Cohen and from Comey's ongoing publicity tour.
The White House and a spokesperson for Melania Trump have denied the affair. One recent presidential dinner guest was Hannity.
The Toronto Blue Jays-Kansas City Royals game was called off because of a hole in the Rogers Centre roof in Toronto. Even though Monday's game was rescheduled, the Blue Jays are calling it a cancellation as they'll lose a home gate.
Apple has refrained from adding dual-SIM support in its iPhones all these years, but 2018 could be different for the company. That's because the entry-level iPhone for 2018, the X SE, will cost $100 more than the entry-level iPhone 8 did a year ago .
The vice president also promised positive news on the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations soon. Trump first disclosed his request last week to a group of lawmakers at a White House meeting on trade.
In four meetings this campaign, City have won just one outing, including suffering a Champions League quarter-final exit. The Baggies are now nine points behind 17th placed Swansea City, who also have a game in hand on the bottom-placed side.
Lebanon community become more aware of how young people in other parts of the Pittsburgh area are impacted by gun violence. Caruso and his fellow student organizers want lawmakers to pass tighter gun regulations.
And since her arrest and incarceration in different maximum security Sydney women's prisons, she had regretted her actions. Roberge and Lagace became Instagram stars for showing off their smuggling trip aboard the cruise ship MS Sea Princess .
IN ranks 13th in points in the paint per game (44.6) while Cleveland ranks 20th in points allowed in the paint per game (46.9). The Pacers finished second in the league in steals this season and that continued to hold true in Game 1 with 12 team steals.
How impeachment process of judges works
The SC had ruled that death of judge Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case, was natural. The Congress feeling the heat in a number of cases and losing all-round credibility has gone ahead with the impeachment .
Prince Charles approved as next head of Commonwealth
Rwanda will become the first African nation to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting since Uganda in 2007. The Queen has said earlier that it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles would follow her in the role.
Goldman Sachs (GS) Receives Hold Rating from BMO Capital Markets
It is negative, as 89 investors sold QCOM shares while 518 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 351 raised stakes. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, May 17 by CLSA. (NYSE:GS) has "Hold" rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.
Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed
No criminal charges will be filed in connection with the death of Prince , a Minnesota prosecutor announced on Thursday. A toxicology report after his death found an " exceedingly high " level of the opioid fentanyl in his body.
Bruno Sammartino dies age 82
Sammartino would be champion off and on again until leaving WWF for good in 1988. "Rest in power and thank you Bruno Sammartino ". He went on to hold the title for what was an incredible eight years, a record which will likely never be broken.