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12:34, 22 August 2018

Donald Trump, Duncan Hunter, Hawaii: Your Wednesday Briefing


Donald Trump, Duncan Hunter, Hawaii: Your Wednesday Briefing

Donald Trump, Duncan Hunter, Hawaii: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Michael Cohen, President Trump&rsquos former individual lawyer, stated in court on Tuesday that he had created illegal payments to two females in 2016 &ldquoin coordination with and at the path of a candidate for federal workplace.&rdquoCreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times

By Chris Stanford

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Good morning.

Here&rsquos what you require to know:

A a single-two punch for the president

&bull President Trump was dealt double legal setbacks on Tuesday, as his former individual lawyer, Michael Cohen, implicated him in a federal crime, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was discovered guilty of bank and tax fraud. Here&rsquos a swift appear at what happened, and at what comes next.

In pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other charges, Mr. Cohen told a judge in Manhattan that Mr. Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two ladies during the 2016 campaign, to hold them from speaking publicly about affairs they mentioned they had with Mr. Trump.

&ldquoI participated in this conduct, which on my part took location in Manhattan, for the principal goal of influencing the election,&rdquo Mr. Cohen stated. Here&rsquos our full story about his day in court, as properly as six takeaways from the guilty plea.

&bull Mr. Cohen has implicated Mr. Trump in significant crimes, but the Justice Department has long mentioned that sitting presidents are not subject to criminal prosecution. Prosecutors could take other actions, however, which includes presenting evidence to the Home for impeachment proceedings.

President Trump addressed supporters at a rally in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday. He repeatedly demonized Democrats as coddlers of lawbreakers.CreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York Times
The new Barnum&rsquos Animals crackers box is a symbolic victory for animal rights activists, who had argued for the redesign.CreditCharlie Neibergall/Associated Press

An elegant snack for teatime.CreditAubrie Pick for The New York Occasions
A poster at a organization in Brooklyn, Iowa, soliciting info about Mollie Tibbetts, a student at the University of Iowa who vanished a month ago. A body believed to be that of Ms. Tibbetts was identified on Tuesday, and an undocumented immigrant was charged in the killing.CreditCharlie Neibergall/Linked Press

Published at Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:59:35 +0000


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