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Michael Cohen gets 36 months in prison for Trump hush-money scheme

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President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal attorney was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison over his involvement in the hush-money scheme that Cohen alleges was directed by the president.

Cohen made payouts to at least two women who said they had affairs with Trump during the early years of his marriage to First Lady Melania Trump.

In August, Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty to charges brought by Trump-appointed federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. He has admitted that on the eve of the election he paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 and helped arrange a $150,000 payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

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As part of his plea, Cohen also admitted to tax fraud and other illegal business schemes.

He faces another sentencing in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who said Cohen cooperated with his investigation into Russian meddling and is not asking for additional prison time.


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Meghan McCain leads The View hosts in brutal attack on Nikki Haley: ‘Disqualified for national office’

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Addressing former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's attempt to walk back her comments defending the flying of the Confederate flag, conservative co-host Meghan McCain took the lead on "The View" and hammered the former South Carolina governor -- agreeing with co-host Sunny Hostin that Haley disqualified herself from ever being president.

With host Whoopi Goldberg off for the day, McCain asked to speak first, and jumped all over Haley who recently wrote an op-ed attempting to explain away her comments made during an interview with right-wing host Glenn Beck.

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Trump singles out congresswomen of color during tweet attack on impeachment proceedings

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President Donald Trump was watching the impeachment proceedings Thursday morning, if his tweets are any indication. Despite multiple Democrats speaking in the morning session, Trump attacked only two women of color in his tweet: Reps. Veronica Escobar and Sheila Jackson Lee, both from Texas.

"Dems Veronica Escobar and Jackson Lee purposely misquoted my call," Trump claimed in his tweet. "I said I want you to do us (our Country!) a favor, not me a favor. They know that but decided to LIE in order to make a fraudulent point! Very sad."

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1205150488280350720

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Matt Gaetz’s false narrative about Ukraine gets smacked down by former prosecutor

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At Wednesday's hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) argued that if President Donald Trump is being impeached for withholding aid to Ukraine, then President Barack Obama should have been impeached for not offering weapons to Ukraine in the first place.

But putting aside the fact that the Obama administration actually did provide some security aid to Ukraine, there was a very clear national security reason why the Obama administration was reluctant to approve lethal force on the same scale as the deal blocked by the Trump administration, as former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah explained:

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