As The Washington Post's Fact Checker details point by point in its first ruling that President Trump flat-out lied, Trump and his team had almost a dozen opportunities over the past two years to say whether they knew or had involvement in election-year hush-money payments to women who alleged affairs with him.
The pastor affirmed that Obama came to see him during the election campaign and asked him to stop public speaking.
Trump said: "I put in an attorney general who never took control of the Justice Department".
Mueller's office has not independently confirmed that, The Associated Press noted. "I did not know about it!"
Cohen, who once said that he would take a bullet for Trump, has now flipped and claims that Trump directed him to "commit a crime" by ordering the payment.
The president said the decision by those under legal scrutiny to cooperate with prosecutors "almost ought to be illegal". "That is completely false under the law", Mr Davis said. His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications.
It's not complicated. The publisher's contract amounted to a corporate campaign contribution, but corporations can not contribute to campaigns. The amounts and dates all line up with the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Trump, on Twitter and in the taped television interview, has accused Cohen of saying things that are not true in order to gain favorable treatment from prosecutors.
She said the president's administration did come up during deliberations because of testimony that Manafort had tried to secure a White House position for a banker who authorized millions of dollars in loans for him and had lobbied Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Cohen also has pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud.
Now the state tax department is looking into any potential criminality as it pertains to NY tax laws because the foundation is based in the state.
Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, has said Cohen has information "that would be of interest" to the special counsel. I tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash.
The defection of Cohen, who had once grandly declared he would "take a bullet" for the president, was deeply troubling to Trump.
But if Democrats did move to impeach Trump, he predicted the economy would suffer as a result.
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Chamber of Commerce and other lobbying groups have blamed compliance burdens for preventing more companies from selling shares. The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) believes that public companies should continue to report quarterly.
The president said the campaign charges against Cohen were flimsy, but because he had committed other infractions unrelated to Trump, he had reason to lie.
White House staff member Omarosa Manigault attends a US President Donald Trump news conference on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. "He makes a better deal when he uses me".
"I did not want Paul Manafort to be guilty, but he was", Duncan said. It's not about credibility.
Trump's remarks raised eyebrows because it is considered unorthodox for a USA president to comment on Fed actions and be seen as meddling. He didn't obstruct justice.
Mr Trump has repeatedly denounced the probe as a "witch hunt".
"If he were not president, he clearly would be indicted and jailed for that crime".
The following month, Mr Trump officially disclosed a payment to Cohen of between $100,001 and $250,000 for expenses incurred in 2016.
"Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn't have done", Mr Trump said.
The hush money payments were not reported to the Federal Election Commission during the campaign.
The judge set a sentencing hearing of December 12 for Cohen, who was released on $500,000 bond.
Manafort, 69, was convicted Tuesday on eight tax and bank fraud charges. To do so would open him up to grand jury subpoenas, federal charges and civil suits for the rest of his life. Prosecutors have alleged that there were communications between Cohen, Pecker, and Cohen about the hush money payments.
"Where is the collusion?" he asked.