Michael A. Corcoran

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Donald Trump just effectively killed Ronny Jackson's nomination

<b>(CNN) —</b> During his joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, President Donald Trump wanted to make two things very clear in regard to his embattled Veteran Affairs nominee, Ronny Jackson:<p>Jackson is a terrific guy, a great physician and everyone likes him and Trump is …

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NRA supporters are blowing up their expensive YETI coolers over a canceled discount

<b>(CNN) —</b> With Facebook Live already rolling, Bryan Atkinson stepped out of a pickup truck into an empty South Carolina field and spoke to the camera.<p>"Here's the famous YETI," he said of the high-end ice chest. He then opened the top of the cooler, revealing a duct-taped cardboard box.<p>"There's the …

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In front of an international audience, Trump delivered the single most embarrassing moment thus far

Donald Trump has struggled to connect with world leaders, primarily because they prefer to discuss policy and the hard issues facing the world …

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Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.

For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan’s First Avenue, where the traffic goes only one way.<p>That one-sidedness has always been at the heart of President Trump’s relationship with his longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he would “take …

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How Michael Cohen and President Trump Are Connected

How Donald J. Trump’s longtime lawyer may be related to payments made to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump.

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Michael Cohen’s Raskolnikovian Nightmare Just Got Even Worse

Welcome to your new life, Mikhail.<p>There is a saying in Russian, Пья́ному мо́ре по коле́но, which translates to something like, “to a drunk, the sea is only knee-deep.” When you think about it, that’s a pretty fitting way to describe the oceanic mess into which Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumnus</b> …

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Trump Allies Worry Michael Cohen Is a Ticking Time Bomb

The question being asked is not whether Trump or Cohen committed any crimes, but whether Cohen will flip on his boss when prosecutors turn up the heat.<p>“I’m the guy who protects the president and the family. I’m the guy who would take a bullet for the president,” <b>Michael Cohen,</b> longtime personal …

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Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to help bring Mueller probe to a conclusion

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow announced Thursday.<p>In an interview with CNN, Giuliani said he wants to make clear that his role on the legal team will be "limited."<p>Giuliani told CNN his focus will be on …

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Pittsburgh police ordered to bring riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pittsburgh police ordered its detectives to bring riot gear to work Thursday in anticipation of protests should President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Police Cmdr. Victor Joseph reportedly sent an email Wednesday, instructing Major Crimes detectives to bring full …

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Why Do Trump’s Defenders Assume He’s Guilty?

With friends like these, the president should probably reconsider his messaging strategy.<p>The presumption of innocence is essential to the American legal system. Sometimes prosecutors and the press need to be reminded of this. It’s not as often that the allies of a defendant, or even a prospective …

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The first domino just fell after the Michael Cohen raid

Karen McDougal is now free to talk, and she may have the raid of Michael Cohen to thank.<p>The former Playboy playmate reached a settlement Wednesday with American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer, in a deal that allows her to spill about her alleged months-long affair with President …

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BREAKING: DOJ Set To Release Comey's Memos, Could Lead To End Of Mueller's Investigation, Top Democrat Says

On Thursday, sources told CNN that the U.S. Department of Justice is expected to release the memos of former FBI Director James Comey to Congress at …

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Why President Trump can’t get the best people

More than a year into his administration, President Trump still won’t let go of primary-campaign grudges against foreign policy-minded Republicans who want to serve. And as qualified and patriotic Republicans watch how Trump treats those who do sign up, fewer and fewer are willing to come aboard. …

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Trump’s rage at Mueller is increasingly delusional. But it’s even worse than that.

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>President Trump is so enraged by the FBI raid of his lawyer’s office and home, The Post reports, that he is leaning against sitting for an interview with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Trump’s lawyers are still open to the interview, but Trump is “deeply rattled” by what …

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F.B.I. Secrets That James Comey Knows

We’re still in such a vicious partisan time. I don’t know whether folks notice this, but in Washington Democrats tend to wear blue—men tend to wear blue ties; Republicans tend to wear red ties. —<i>James Comey, in an interview with the ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.</i><p>I’m James Comey. I led …

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The G.O.P. Is Bowing and Scraping Its Way to Disaster

Back in January, the Pennsylvania congressman Charlie Dent—who co-chairs the Tuesday Group, a caucus of about fifty moderate Republican House members—offered up a bleak analysis of his party’s prospects, in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “I believe that 2018 will be a year that will be …

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Republican Congressman Denies Trump Has Ever Lied a Single Time

Ohio U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, was asked by Anderson Cooper if President Trump lies frequently, as James …

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Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation -- a statement directly at odds with the President's own comments on Comey's dismissal.<p>"Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not …

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'No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Wednesday night at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs asked President Donald Trump a simple question: Had he decided, in light of recent events, that it no longer was advantageous for him to sit down for …

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The remarkable irresponsibility of Donald Trump's Stormy Daniels tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump sent a tweet raising questions about the sketch of a man who allegedly harassed a porn star to keep her from talking about a sexual encounter with the current President of the United States aka Donald Trump.<p>Whew.<p>Go back and read that sentence again. Maybe …

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Trump: FBI raid on Cohen 'a disgrace'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIG investigating Comey memos over classified information: report Overnight Defense: Congress poised for busy week on …

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Trump tried to fire Mueller in December: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlynn to campaign for Montana GOP Senate candidate Trump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from …

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Trump 'less inclined' to sit down for Mueller interview after Cohen raid: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIG investigating Comey memos over classified information: report Overnight Defense: Congress poised for busy week on …

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Mueller may be using Manafort probe to dig into '16 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — New documents reveal that special counsel Robert Mueller may be trying to use his investigation of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to probe deeper into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Mueller has been seeking information from Manafort about foreign …

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Here's exactly why Donald Trump finally answered a question about Stormy Daniels

<b>(CNN) —</b> After months of steady silence on Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump finally answered a question Thursday about the porn star who alleges she had a sexual encounter with him.<p>Here's the exchange between Trump and reporters on Air Force One:<p><i>Reporter: "Did you know about the $130,000</i> …

New book alleges Kellyanne Conway is the 'number one leaker' in Trump White House

<b>(CNN) —</b> The author of a new book on the current state of affairs in the White House claims that Kellyanne Conway is the "number one leaker" in President Donald Trump's White House.<p>In a Sunday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," Ronald Kessler, the author of "The Trump White …

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Donald Trump's Interns White-Out at the White House

<b>President Trump</b> would like to introduce you to the 2018 White House spring interns, who -- when it comes to diversity -- pale in comparison to the …

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Tomi Lahren boasts she's the ‘leader of a movement’ -- and that Parkland teens ‘signed up for’ personal attacks

Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren took time out of her Good Friday observance to post a tweet that appears to attack the Parkland students. Calling herself …

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Wall Street Journal warns Trump’s ‘political’ attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos could lead to impeachment

The conservative editorial board of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> took President Donald Trump to task for his bizarre Thursday tweet attacking Amazon.com, …

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Donald Trump gives shout-out to daughters Ivanka and what’s-her-name

Ivanka! Ivanka! Ivanka!<p>At this point we would be surprised if Tiffany Trump isn’t channeling her inner Jan Brady. President Donald Trump seems to get …

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