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Tabloid exec granted immunity in Trump hush-money probe

In terms of Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election, Duffy said that Cohen didn't implicate the president during congressional hearings.

"Look, my advice to the president - I never gave it to him privately because I'm not his lawyer, but on television - is: Don't fire, don't pardon, don't tweet and don't testify".

The "greatest risk" to President Donald Trump's presidency and businesses is not Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but federal prosecutors in NY, according to Alan Dershowitz.

The weeklong legal onslaught, which for the first time saw the myriad criminal probes swirling around the President fully breach his inner orbit, was coupled with Paul Manafort's conviction on tax and bank fraud.

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Thousands were left without power after torrential downpour dumped 35 inches of rain across Big Island in just 48 hours. Occasional stronger rain showers moved through the area, soaking the streets and early-rising tourists.

The apparent contradiction added to confusion about the president's plans and underscored how the two loudest voices speaking on the Russian Federation probe were, in many ways, unreliable narrators. He admitted he violated campaign finance law by helping provide Trump's campaign excessive and illegal contributions.

"If I were Trump's lawyers, I'd be focusing all of my defense efforts on the Southern District, and let the Mueller probe go". Both people, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss private discussions.

Davis said there's a possibility it happened, but he's not sure and he takes responsibility for what he called "miscommunication". "I regret the error".

Former Clinton special counsel and now Cohen lawyer - Lanny Davis - said that he could "not independently verify" claims he made last week that the president knew about and encouraged Russian hacking in 2016.

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Schiff and Pelosi have indicated that there would need to be a robust case against Trump for Democrats to consider impeachment because they'll likely need more than a dozen Senate Republicans to vote with Democrats to remove him.

He told NBC News on August 19 that he didn't know if participants in the meeting, including Trump Jr. and Manafort, knew that lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya "was Russian at the time". WaPo cited "a person familiar with Cohen's thinking" who said that Cohen was interested in talking about Trump's advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Mueller.

Now he claims that he merely had an "instinct" about what Trump knew.

Cohen told the judge in court that a $130,000 payment - what porn star Stormy Daniels said Cohen paid her - was made "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", and was later repaid by the candidate. Trump has always maintained he knew nothing of the meeting beforehand.

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The news comes a day after it surfaced that David Pecker, chairman of the company that owns the National Enquirer and a longtime friend of President Trump, and American Media Inc. chief content officer Dylan Howard were also granted immunity to tell prosecutors what they know.

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