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Court filings link Trump to illegal payments, shed more light on Russian contacts

by Harvest Prude & Mickey McLean
Posted 12/08/18, 11:04 am

UPDATE: In court filings released Friday, federal prosecutors in New York said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, arranged hush money payments directed by Trump to two women alleging affairs with him, violating campaign finance laws. Prosecutors, however, did not accuse the president of a crime.

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Mueller suggests no jail time for Flynn

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/05/18, 11:14 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller recommended that former national security adviser Michael Flynn receive little to no prison time because he cooperated with federal investigators on the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a Tuesday court filing. Flynn pleaded guilty a year ago to making false statements to the FBI about conversations he had with then–Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

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Top Republicans: Stop coddling Saudis

International | Tension grows between Congress and the Trump administration over the Khashoggi case
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/05/18, 10:27 am

SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel saying the evidence overwhelmingly points to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “There’s not a smoking gun—there’s a smoking saw,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

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