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Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, is in talks to plead guilty to criminal charges in a deal that would bring an end to a months-long investigation that has riled the President, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:16:35 GMT

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to 8 counts



The Point: The worst hour of Donald Trump's presidency just happened

Two massive clouds that have been hanging over Donald Trump's presidency for months broke open almost simultaneously on Tuesday afternoon -- and poured rain all over the President.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:09:18 GMT

Manafort judge declares mistrial on remaining 10 counts

The jury in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will begin its fourth day of deliberations Tuesday as the guessing game of when it will return with a verdict continues.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:27:57 GMT

Trump decries Manafort verdict, says Mueller investigation a 'disgrace'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Paul Manafort as a "good man" and attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as "witch hunt" and a "disgrace."

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:23:30 GMT

READ: The charges against Paul Manafort

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on 10 charges, and Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts. Click here for the indictment.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:14:08 GMT

Takeaways from the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts

Paul Manafort being convicted of eight crimes in a federal court Tuesday isn't the end of his legal ordeal.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:17:16 GMT

GOP lawmakers try to distance Trump from Manafort and Cohen as Democrats pounce

Lawmakers were watching the developments closely Tuesday afternoon as two of President Donald Trump's former allies were ensnared in the courts on eight charges apiece.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:39:45 GMT

The Manafort trial: Guilty on eight counts



A Birkin bag and attempts to bury negative stories: The case against Michael Cohen

As part of a tax evasion scheme, Michael Cohen failed to tell the Internal Revenue Service about a $30,000 profit from the sale of a French luxury handbag.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:31:18 GMT

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: 'We are in a Watergate moment'

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat who serves on the Senate Judiciary and Armed Services committees, said Tuesday that the country is in a "Watergate moment" and "we need bipartisanship now more than ever to protect the special counsel."

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:52:15 GMT

The original 'Trump caucus' in Congress has not fared well at all

Back before he controlled the GOP, before his endorsement seemed capable of swinging a primary, before he was President of the United States and before he'd won most Republican primaries in 2016, Donald Trump had very few friends in Congress.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:42:19 GMT

Who was on Paul Manafort's jury of his peers?

Paul Manafort's jurors include teachers, contractors, engineers, an accountant, and one person who works for the Supreme Court, according to a list provided by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:19:42 GMT

Trump planning 40 days of midterm campaign travel, White House says

President Donald Trump is planning to spend at least 40 days on the road campaigning for Republicans before the midterm elections in November, the President's top White House political advisers said on Tuesday.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:53:05 GMT

Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife indicted in use of campaign funds for personal expenses

Rep. Duncan Hunter and wife, Margaret, were indicted Tuesday on charges related to the misuse of $250,000 worth of campaign funds for personal expenses and the filing of false campaign finance records.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:14:19 GMT

READ: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's plea deal

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday to eight criminal counts including tax fraud, false statements to a bank and campaign finance violations tied to his work for Trump.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:31:19 GMT

READ: Indictment of Rep. Duncan Hunter and wife

Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted Tuesday on charges related to the misuse of $250,000 worth of campaign funds for personal expenses and the filing of false campaign finance records.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:32:40 GMT

Facebook takes down 652 pages, after finding disinformation campaigns run from Russia and Iran

Facebook has taken down 652 pages, accounts and groups it says were part of a coordinated disinformation campaign. Some of the pages originated in Iran and Russia.


Michael Avenatti on Cohen plea: 'Trump's fingerprints are all over the crime scene'

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that it is "clear as day" that Trump's fingerprints are "all over the crime scene" in connection with Michael Cohen's violation of campaign finance laws.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:38:54 GMT

Washington Post: White nationalist attended top WH adviser birthday party last weekend

President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser hosted white nationalist Peter Brimelow at his home last weekend, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:32:48 GMT

VA may have fumbled over 1,000 sexual trauma claims, report says

The Department of Veterans Affairs incorrectly processed hundreds of claims related to military sexual trauma last year -- a breakdown in procedure that may have "resulted in the denial of benefits to veterans who could have been entitled to receive them," according to a report from the VA's Office of the Inspector General released Tuesday.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:19:00 GMT

Nazi labor camp guard living in New York deported to Germany

A former Nazi labor camp guard who has been living in the United States for decades has finally been deported to Germany after years of diplomatic wrangling, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:55:45 GMT

This is an absolutely critical moment for Trump's presidency


Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:18:17 GMT

First on CNN: Group targets key House race voters on local environmental issues


Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:01:14 GMT

Giuliani tries to clarify 'truth isn't truth' comment

Rudy Giuliani on Monday attempted to clarify his weekend remark that "truth isn't truth" as part of his explanation for why he doesn't believe that President Donald Trump should testify with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:12:01 GMT

Bolton: Chinese, Iranian, North Korean election meddling 'a sufficient national security concern'

Chinese, Iranian and North Korean attempts to meddle in the 2018 US elections are, like Russia's efforts, "a sufficient national security concern," White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday.

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:08:29 GMT

Why Trump let McGahn talk to Mueller

The decision by President Donald Trump's legal team to allow White House counsel Don McGahn to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller without restrictions was made in part because the lawyers calculated they did not have a good legal standing to prevent it and because it fit with the strategy to be cooperative with the investigation, according to sources who sought to explain McGahn's extensive interviews.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 04:39:59 GMT

The Point: Donald Trump doesn't appear to have any idea what a 'perjury trap' is

In an interview with Reuters on Monday, President Donald Trump tried to explain why he is wary of sitting down with special counsel Robert Mueller to answer questions about Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between his campaign and the Russians.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:45:11 GMT

Trump claims 'even James Clapper' thinks Brennan has 'gone totally off the rails'

President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that one of his biggest critics in the intelligence community, James Clapper, is on his side in his dispute with former CIA Director John Brennan in an effort by the former director of national intelligence to retain his security clearance.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:01:54 GMT


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What are security clearances and why do some former officials still have them?

President Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, and he threatened to strip a bevy of other former national security officials of theirs as well.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:10:00 GMT

Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws in plea deal, agrees to 3-5 year sentence

Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney, admitted Tuesday to violating federal campaign finance laws by arranging hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal "at the direction" of then-candidate Trump.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:45:00 GMT

Mollie Tibbetts murder sparks lawmakers' demands for 'justice,' comparison to Kate Steinle case

The arrest of a 24-year-old illegal immigrant in the murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts sparked both mournful — and fiery — responses from politicians on Tuesday, as they pleaded with Congress to do more to protect U.S. citizens.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:39:00 GMT

Trump avoids mention of Cohen, Manafort at West Virginia rally

President Trump exhorted West Virginia voters to back Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey in November's midterm elections Tuesday night, but avoided any mention of the legal troubles of his former campaign chairman and former personal attorney.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Rep. Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges in California

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on charges of illegally converting $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false records, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:45:00 GMT

Who's been charged by Mueller in the Russia probe so far?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election has led to charges for four Americans.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:27:00 GMT

Schumer suggests Kavanaugh is lying about time in the White House, would overturn abortion rights

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Tuesday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had misled him during their hour-and-a-half one-on-one meeting at the Capitol, and claimed that Kavanaugh had failed to offer assurances that abortion rights would not be overturned if he is confirmed.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:15:00 GMT

Paul Manafort convicted by jury on bank and tax fraud charges; mistrial declared on 10 counts

A federal jury in Virginia convicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on eight counts of bank and tax fraud, making him the first campaign associate of President Trump found guilty by a jury as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:00:00 GMT

How Paul Manafort is connected to Trump, Russia investigation

Paul Manafort was convicted of eight bank and tax fraud charges on Aug. 21 after four days of deliberations, becoming the first campaign associate of President Trump found guilty by a jury in part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-running probe.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:07:00 GMT

Paul Manafort trial tested Mueller, Trump: What to know about the case

Paul Manafort, a longtime political consultant who briefly led President Trump’s campaign, headed to court in what has become a highly publicized showdown between the Trump administration and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:56:00 GMT


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Trump and China are ratcheting up tariffs. Here's what that means

As the U.S. and China continue to raise the stakes in their trade war, CNBC explains just how tariffs work and what they mean for the economy.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:48 GMT

Trump dodged the biggest news of the day at a raucous campaign rally

The president's rally came just hours after his former campaign chief was convicted of eight felonies, and his former lawyer pleaded guilty to eight more unrelated crimes.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:33 GMT

Trump: We are going to put a 25% tariff on every car from the European Union

The president made the statement at a campaign rally, hours after The Wall Street Journal reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he was moving back an August timeline to publish a report on auto tariffs.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:12 GMT

Here’s why Donald Trump is not named in the Michael Cohen indictment

Anyone who has followed the news knows that the payments Cohen described were made on behalf of Trump. But neither the prosecutor nor Cohen ever uttered Trump's name.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00 GMT

Asia markets mixed in morning trade as US politics take center stage

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts related to tax fraud, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. 
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:38 GMT

Facebook removed hundreds of pages from Iran and Russia

Facebook says it removed content from Iran and Russia.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:32 GMT

GOP Rep. Hunter, wife indicted for allegedly misusing $250,000 in campaign funds, falsifying records

Federal prosecutors assert that the couple used the money for things they couldn't afford otherwise, like a family vacation to Italy, golf outings and expensive meals.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:17 GMT

Cramer: Charts show pumpkin spice lattes could help Starbucks rebound

Jim Cramer and technician Tim Collins take a look at the charts to check on Starbucks and see if the coffee chain is headed for a run.  
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:54 GMT

Cramer: Cisco's latest quarter proves shift to software is working

Jim Cramer says that Cisco's fourth quarter is finally bearing the fruit from CEO Chuck Robbins' plan for the company.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:34 GMT

Michael Cohen 'testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime,' lawyer Lanny Davis says

The statement came hours after Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other federal crimes.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:19 GMT

Cramer: The longest-ever bull market overcame these 10 obstacles

Jim Cramer named the top 10 obstacles the market had to overcome in order to achieve this record rally.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:16 GMT

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: RRGB, URBN and more

See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:07 GMT

Larry Kudlow hosted white nationalist publisher at birthday party, says he did not know his views

Top Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow hosted the publisher of a white nationalist publication at his birthday party last weekend.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:00 GMT

Here are the charges Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen admitted to in federal court

Cohen was slapped with a $500,000 bail and received a Dec. 12 sentencing date at the hearing on Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:52 GMT

American Airlines drops some 'colossal loss maker' international routes after fuel-price surge

American Airlines is cutting some of its international flights, including some money-losing service to China, as the world's largest airline faces a profit-crimping surge in fuel prices.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:51 GMT

Trump responds to Manafort verdict: This has nothing to do with Russian collusion

Trump responds to Manafort verdict: This has nothing to do with Russian collusion
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:43 GMT

Read Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen's full plea agreement

President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted to eight counts of financial crimes in federal court Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:36 GMT

Ex-national security official: 'We have a confluence of events here of historic proportions'

The timing of Michael Cohen's plea deal, Microsoft's Russian hacking allegations, and Paul Manafort's trial raise some serious questions about Russia and the Trump campaign, John Carlin told CNBC on Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:28 GMT

Paul Manafort disappointed in verdict, evaluating all his options, lawyer says

A jury found Manafort guilty on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failing to file foreign bank account reports.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:19 GMT

Catastrophic day for Trump: Ex-campaign boss Manafort, former lawyer Cohen are now both felons

As the president traveled to a campaign rally, his former 2016 campaign chairman was convicted of eight felonies, and his longtime lawyer pleaded guilty to eight unrelated crimes. 
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:16 GMT

Pure Storage shares jump on strong earnings

Pure Storage was profitable, excluding certain items, in its fiscal second quarter.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:12 GMT

Former Dallas Fed president: It's not in Trump's best interest to criticize the central bank

Fisher says President Donald Trump's Fed criticism makes "no sense" and Fed Chair Jerome Powell should ignore it.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:11 GMT

S&P futures fall after former Trump lawyer Cohen says candidate directed him to pay off porn star

S&P futures briefly fell after President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty on Tuesday, said a candidate for federal office directed him to make payments for the "principal purpose of influencing" the election.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:56 GMT

Some Amazon sellers are outraged over a new payment policy designed to attract corporate buyers

Amazon’s new payment policy aimed at drawing more corporate customers has some marketplace sellers concerned about a coming cash crunch.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:31 GMT

Apple has an idea for self-driving cars to tell riders what they're about to do

A patent filed by Apple shows it has an idea for self-driving cars that will alert users to the car's next moves, which might help put riders at ease.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:26 GMT

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort found guilty of bank and tax fraud

Manafort, who was in charge of Donald Trump's presidential campaign for several months in 2016, was tried on 18 counts, including charges of bank fraud and subscribing to false income tax returns. 
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:26 GMT

Jet with 2 blown tires lands safely, Post Malone fans cheer

A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport but made a safe emergency landing hours later at an airport in New York.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:21 GMT

California governor blasts Trump move to scrap Obama greenhouse gas plan as 'war against America'

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday lashed out at the Trump administration's plan to roll back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and help coal-burning power plants.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:16 GMT

E-cigarette sales are booming thanks to Juul

Over the past year, Juul has posted $1.29 billion in dollar sales — more than half of the $2.31 billion in sales the entire e-cigarette category saw, according to Nielsen data ended Aug. 11 compiled by Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:14 GMT

Victor Goossens turned a gaming fan site he started as a teen into one of esports’ biggest franchises

Last year, Team Liquid won esports' largest prize ever — a $10.8 million championship.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:53 GMT