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Trump was in the room during Michael Cohen’s hush-money discussions with National Enquirer: NBC

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After Donald Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, the president tried out a series of excuses to distance himself from the disgraced attorney.

In the past, he’s also claimed to be unaware of the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to silence them ahead of the election.

But NBC reports that Donald Trump was in the room when Cohen agreed to pay the women the hush money.

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“Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women,” NBC News writes.

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Trump fan who claimed Yovanovitch surveillance introduced himself as DEA agent: report

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A Dutch superfan of President Donald Trump has been pretending to be a U.S. federal law enforcement officer and claimed to be starting up a tech surveillance company, according to newly revealed documents and interviews with associates.

Anthony de Caluwe first surfaced in the Ukraine saga after text messages released by House investigators showed him sending encrypted messages about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's movements in Kyiv, and NBC News has turned up new details about his shady past.

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Rick Wilson: Bolton’s bombshell has GOP terrified of a long trial that will ‘grind them into dust’

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Conservative political strategist Rick Wilson has published a new column in The Daily Beast that argues President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are "sh*tting bricks" at the prospect of former national security adviser John Bolton testifying.

Specifically, Wilson says that the leaked excerpts from Bolton's upcoming book have put a major political price on Republican senators who vote to acquit the president without even hearing a single witness.

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Lev Parnas’ lawyer ties Lindsey Graham to corrupt Ukraine scheme

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Rudy Giuliani delivered a letter in late 2018 to Sen. Lindsey Graham calling for sanctions on Ukrainian government officials, including a corruption reformer and another who ran the company whose board Hunter Biden served on.

The attorney for indicted Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas showed the letter to The Daily Beast, which reported the document described the Ukrainian politicians and business leaders as an "organized crime syndicate" -- and misspelled the GOP senator's name as "Lingsey."

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