Crisis in New York As Trump Pardons Require Urgent Law Change

One way that Robert Mueller and the FBI have been preparing to fight against the prospect of Donald Trump pardons is by sharing their information with New York prosecutors.  The plan is to have New York bring state criminal charges if Trump issues federal pardons. Pardons have been anticipated for such criminals as Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and others yet to be charged, such as Michael Cohen. read more

Cohen Money Trail May Prove Russian Leverage Over Trump

One of the deepest fears of many Americans is that our government has been taken over, or at least unduly influenced, by Russia and its President Vladimir Putin.  And this week’s revelations about Michael Cohen from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti have done nothing to calm those fears.  In fact, it is possible to interpret Avenatti’s disclosures of Cohen’s financial transactions as evidence that Russian influence over the Trump administration does in fact exist, and has existed for years. read more

Avenatti Says It’s Possible Cohen Sold Access to the President

Last night at 10 pm EDT Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti appeared on The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell and elaborated on his bombshell disclosures about money flowing from Russia to a company set up by Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.  In effect he said he thought Cohen set up the company to receive money from companies who wanted to buy access to the President of the United States. read more