Attorney general won’t say if he’s discussed Cohen pardon with Trump

Attorney general won’t say if he’s discussed Cohen pardon with Trump

While speculation swirls over whether President Donald Trump might pardon longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, who’s in the midst of a federal criminal probe into his handling of an array of matters, Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused Wednesday to say whether he has spoken with Trump or other administration officials about the possibility of a pardon for Cohen. “I’m not able to reveal the contents of any communications I might have with the president of…

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Trump attorney Cohen plans to plead 5th in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Trump attorney Cohen plans to plead 5th in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, plans to exercise his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a civil lawsuit involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to court documents. Cohen submitted the declaration in a court filing in California late Wednesday afternoon. In a letter penned by Cohen and included in the filing, Cohen points to the April 9 FBI raids on his home, office, and hotel room that he said involved documents related…

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President Trump will personally review documents in Cohen case

President Trump will personally review documents in Cohen case

In a filing Wednesday afternoon, attorneys for President Donald Trump told the federal judge overseeing the investigation of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, that Trump would, as necessary, personally review documents to ensure that privileged information is not revealed accidentally to the FBI or prosecutors. “…Our client will make himself available, as needed, to aid in our privilege review on his behalf,” wrote attorneys Joanna Hendon, Christopher Dysard and Reed Keefe in their filing. The…

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Scott Pruitt’s prep document of ‘hot topics’ ready ahead of congressional hearings

Scott Pruitt’s prep document of ‘hot topics’ ready ahead of congressional hearings

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is armed with a list of “hot topics” that he will potentially face during a marathon day of questioning by two Congressional committees on Thursday. A source with direct knowledge described a document to ABC News called “hot topics” includes a rough draft of talking points for Pruitt as he prepares to field questions from lawmakers. Pruitt’s plan, according to the source familiar with the document, is for the…

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Officer who stopped Toronto van attack suspect says don’t call me a hero

Officer who stopped Toronto van attack suspect says don’t call me a hero

The police officer who stopped the man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Toronto on Monday does not want to be called a hero. Officer Kenny Lam apprehended the suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, without firing a single shot. Minassian is accused of killing 10 people and injuring 14 when he plowed a rented van through a busy street in the Canadian city. Toronto Police Deputy Chief Peter Yuen told reporters this afternoon that Lam believes…

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In address to Congress Macron defends climate accords, Iran deal

In address to Congress Macron defends climate accords, Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron became the first foreign head of state of Donald Trump’s presidency to address a joint meeting of Congress Wednesday — a speech in which he defended climate accords and the Iran deal. His remarks capped off a highly successful three-day visit marked by unusual personal warmth between the two leaders. While his personal connection to Trump appears to be growing stronger, Macron also presented a strong repudiation of the kind of…

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Patton Oswalt reacts to arrest in ‘Golden State Killer’ case

Patton Oswalt reacts to arrest in ‘Golden State Killer’ case

It’s been an emotional day for Patton Oswalt, who learned early this morning that a suspect had been an arrested in the so-called “Golden State Killer” case, made famous by a best-selling book by his late wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara. After McNamara, 46, died unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016, Oswalt worked with a researcher and journalist to finish his late wife’s book about the serial rapist and murderer believed to have killed…

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Dallas cop killing ‘too much to bear’ in wake of sniper attack: Former police chief

Dallas cop killing ‘too much to bear’ in wake of sniper attack: Former police chief

The shooting that killed a Dallas police officer on Tuesday is “gut-wrenching” and “too much to bear” in the wake of the deadly sniper attack that targeted Dallas police officers less than two years ago, says the city’s former police chief. Rogelio Santander, a young Dallas police officer, died this morning after he was shot in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon. A second Dallas police officer, Crystal Almeida, and a Home Depot loss prevention…

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White House budget chief under fire for remarks to banking conference

White House budget chief under fire for remarks to banking conference

Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Mick Mulvaney is under fire for remarks he delivered to a group of bankers Tuesday regarding access he granted to lobbyists as a congressman. “We had a hierarchy in my office, in Congress,” Mulvaney said during the American Bankers Association‘s Government Relations Summit. “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might…

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Suspect arrested in decades-old ‘Golden State Killer’ case: Sources

Suspect arrested in decades-old ‘Golden State Killer’ case: Sources

A suspect has been arrested in the decades-old “Golden State Killer” case in California, according to multiple sources. The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 people and committed multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s in crime sprees throughout California. This story is developing. Please check back for more updates. Free America Network Articles

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