Michael Cohen could eventually be called to testify against Trump — and that could be a big problem for the president

The FBI raid on the offices of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, raises new questions about the legal disposition of Cohen and Trump. That’s because the FBI agents have seized “privileged communications” between Cohen and his clients, which may include Trump himself. Cohen has been under the microscope after he revealed that he personally executed a $130,000 payment to the adult-film actress Story Daniels — a woman who claims she had a sexual encounter with Trump — on behalf of his client, 11 days before the 2016 election. It is not immediately clear what information prompted the special counsel Robert Mueller to tip off prosecutors to pursue… Read More

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‘This is not 1988, let’s get over that’: City councillors call for vote to kill further work on Olympic bid

Some Calgary city councillors are calling for a vote to put a stop to any further work on a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Ahead of a critical meeting Tuesday on the question of an Olympic plebiscite, councillors Druh Farrell and Jyoti Gondek say they’re hoping to test council’s willingness to continue further down the Olympic path, arguing it’s past time for council to answer the question of whether it’s wise to proceed any further with a bid. “We need to get a temperature check from council, we need another vote,” Farrell said Monday. “It’s my impression that we don’t have a majority support (for the Olympics) any… Read More

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Mueller is investigating a $150,000 payment a pro-Russian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation during the campaign

The special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing a $150,000 donation a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation in September 2015. The oligarch, Victor Pinchuk, made the donation after then-candidate Donald Trump gave a 20-minute speech at a European conference that promoted closer ties between Ukraine and the West. The donation was reportedly solicited by Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose offices were raided by the FBI as part of a separate investigation on Monday. The special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into a large donation a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation in September 2015 after then-candidate Donald Trump gave a video talk at a… Read More

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