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U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified on Tuesday that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on Tuesday of eight counts of financial wrongdoing, giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller a victory in the first trial arising from his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Wyoming Secretary of State Mark Gordon was on course on Tuesday to defeat five other candidates in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, including a financier and mega donor who garnered support from President Donald Trump.

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FILE PHOTO; A jacket included in the government's exhibits admitted into evidence, at the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is shown in this image released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office in Washington, DC, U.S. on August 1, 2018.    Courtesy Special Counsel's Office/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

Paul Manafort's $15,000 ostrich skin jacket and other evidence of the former Trump campaign chairman's conspicuous consumption grabbed the headlines during his tax and bank fraud trial.

Politics8 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

In the most dramatic day yet in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors on Tuesday secured the conviction of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and a plea agreement from the president's longtime attorney.

World News12 hours ago

A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA) speaks at the launch of the Isla Bella, the first container ship to be powered by liquid natural gas, during a nighttime ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California April 18, 2015.    REUTERS/Earnie Grafton/File Photo

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican of California, was indicted on charges that he and his wife used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay for vacations, video games and other personal expenses and filed false campaign finance reports, federal officials said on Tuesday.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with U.S. Senator Susan Collins on capitol hill in Washington, U.S.,  August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh considers the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion to be settled law, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Tuesday, but Democrats were deeply skeptical.

World News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.

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FILE PHOTO: Stacey Abrams, running for the Democratic primary for Georgia's 2018 governor's race, speaks at a Young Democrats of Cobb County meeting as she campaigns in Cobb County, Georgia, U.S. on November 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry/File Photo

A plan to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county ahead of November’s elections is drawing opposition from the state's gubernatorial candidates and voting rights activists, who deem it blatant voter suppression.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media about the federal conviction of his former presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort as the president arrives for a campaign event in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump tried to distance himself from his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction on Tuesday on bank and tax fraud charges, saying it did not involve him.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, arrives to his apartment building after attending the federal court in New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An attorney for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer who pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, said Trump directed Cohen to commit a crime.

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U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House past news media in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Federal charges against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen contain no allegation of wrongdoing against President Donald Trump and demonstrate a "pattern of lies and dishonesty" by Cohen over a long period, a counsel for the president said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Supreme Court  nominee Brett Kavanaugh seen before meeting with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S.,  August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, would not say whether he believed the landmark 1973 abortion case Roe v. Wade was correctly decided, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty pleas on several felony charges on Tuesday may implicate President Donald Trump in illegal campaign finance violations, adding to his legal jeopardy, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said on Tuesday.

Politics11 hours ago

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a possible pardon for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

A federal court jury in Virginia said on Tuesday it had reached a verdict in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a jury note.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud.

Politics11 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to travel to a campaign rally in West Virginia from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Republican candidates in the coming six weeks, holding as many as eight rallies and 16 fundraisers before the end of September.

Politics13 hours ago

Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), a court official said on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified on Tuesday that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on Tuesday of eight counts of financial wrongdoing, giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller a victory in the first trial arising from his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

Politicsan hour ago

Wyoming Secretary of State Mark Gordon was on course on Tuesday to defeat five other candidates in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, including a financier and mega donor who garnered support from President Donald Trump.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO; A jacket included in the government's exhibits admitted into evidence, at the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is shown in this image released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office in Washington, DC, U.S. on August 1, 2018.    Courtesy Special Counsel's Office/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

Paul Manafort's $15,000 ostrich skin jacket and other evidence of the former Trump campaign chairman's conspicuous consumption grabbed the headlines during his tax and bank fraud trial.

Politics8 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

In the most dramatic day yet in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors on Tuesday secured the conviction of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and a plea agreement from the president's longtime attorney.

World News12 hours ago

A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA) speaks at the launch of the Isla Bella, the first container ship to be powered by liquid natural gas, during a nighttime ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California April 18, 2015.    REUTERS/Earnie Grafton/File Photo

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican of California, was indicted on charges that he and his wife used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay for vacations, video games and other personal expenses and filed false campaign finance reports, federal officials said on Tuesday.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with U.S. Senator Susan Collins on capitol hill in Washington, U.S.,  August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh considers the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion to be settled law, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Tuesday, but Democrats were deeply skeptical.

World News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.

Politics18 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Stacey Abrams, running for the Democratic primary for Georgia's 2018 governor's race, speaks at a Young Democrats of Cobb County meeting as she campaigns in Cobb County, Georgia, U.S. on November 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry/File Photo

A plan to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county ahead of November’s elections is drawing opposition from the state's gubernatorial candidates and voting rights activists, who deem it blatant voter suppression.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media about the federal conviction of his former presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort as the president arrives for a campaign event in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump tried to distance himself from his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction on Tuesday on bank and tax fraud charges, saying it did not involve him.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, arrives to his apartment building after attending the federal court in New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An attorney for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer who pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, said Trump directed Cohen to commit a crime.

Politics9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House past news media in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Federal charges against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen contain no allegation of wrongdoing against President Donald Trump and demonstrate a "pattern of lies and dishonesty" by Cohen over a long period, a counsel for the president said on Tuesday.

Politics10 hours ago

U.S. Supreme Court  nominee Brett Kavanaugh seen before meeting with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S.,  August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, would not say whether he believed the landmark 1973 abortion case Roe v. Wade was correctly decided, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.

Politics10 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty pleas on several felony charges on Tuesday may implicate President Donald Trump in illegal campaign finance violations, adding to his legal jeopardy, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said on Tuesday.

Politics11 hours ago

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a possible pardon for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

A federal court jury in Virginia said on Tuesday it had reached a verdict in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a jury note.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud.

Politics11 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to travel to a campaign rally in West Virginia from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Republican candidates in the coming six weeks, holding as many as eight rallies and 16 fundraisers before the end of September.

Politics13 hours ago

Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), a court official said on Tuesday.

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