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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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Internet disgusted after Erdo?an makes Trump and GOP senators watch propaganda video in the Oval Office

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Commenters on social media were quick to excoriate the president for allowing a notorious strongman to bring propaganda into the White House and make U.S. officials watch it on his personal tablet:

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GOP’s best defense of Trump’s ‘corrupt schemes’ may doom him in 2020 election: conservative columnist

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Conservative columnist Eli Lake thinks that House Republicans may have done a good job of defending President Donald Trump during Wednesday's opening impeachment hearings -- but he also thinks they undermined his chances of winning the 2020 election.

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Trump flying in for last-ditch rally to save Louisiana GOP governor candidate with ‘really bad’ vote returns

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Republicans suffered a major blow in Kentucky after Gov. Matt Bevin, a firm ally of President Donald Trump, was defeated by Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear — despite the president's efforts to help the GOP, culminating in a massive rally in Lexington on the eve of the election.

Now, according to Politico, GOP strategists are worried that a similar outcome could happen in Louisiana, where conservative Democrat John Bel Edwards will stand for re-election on Saturday against Trump-loving businessman Eddie Rispone.

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