Trump and Giuliani have repeatedly tried to paint Cohen as untrustworthy, with the former New York City mayor calling him a "pathological liar". Veteran political consultant and attorney Lanny Davis said that his embattled advisee Michael Cohen is taking personal responsibility for his bad behavior and would refuse any pardon offered by President Trump.
Cohen said Trump told him to pay the two women to keep quiet. "I don't think there is anybody that believes that", Cohen responded. Cohen , in his first televised interview since he was sentenced , said Trump "was very concerned" about the potential impact on the election if voters knew about the alleged affairs.
Blair stressed that while he respects May and sympathizes with her heavy burden, he can not avoid speaking out against a deal that is "emphatically not in the national interest". A two-stage vote, where people were first asked whether they wanted to remain or leave, and then if they preferred May's deal or a no-deal Brexit , could see her blueprint win as the compromise between two extremes.
The Supreme Court in 2012 ruled that the individual mandate was a valid exercise of Congress' taxation powers, with the law imposing a monetary penalty on people who did not obtain insurance. His order, issued late Sunday night, said their report is to suggest ideas on how he should rule on issues he did not discuss in the Friday decision .
Several aides said they believed restlessness by younger members to move up in leadership would make that hard for her to achieve. Steny Hoyer, 79, of Maryland, and James Clyburn, 78, of SC. As they prepare to take over majority control of the House, Democratic leaders have tried to walk a fine line in articulating their goals. Pelosi faces the same predicament.
Trump praised Kelly's service and called him a "great patriot" in the tweet . "More importantly, Director Mulvaney believes in the President - because he is working every day to lift up millions of Americans and stands up for our great country".
As facilitating Africa's peace and development is the common responsibility of the worldwide community, China has always adopted an open-minded attitude toward Africa-related global cooperation, and believed that all parties' investments in the continent on the basis of respect should be welcome, Lu said.
The Palestinian leadership on Saturday (Dec 15) described as "irresponsible" Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it violated global law. "This is a decision which is all risk and no gain", she said, adding it puts Australia "out of step" with the global community. Trump's decision to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv last May prompted tens of thousands of Palestinian protesters to approach the heavily-protected Israeli border.
In February 2017, Mrs. Trump received criticism for what was also perceived by some as opportunism when her lawyer said in her libel lawsuit against Mail Media , the owner of the Daily Mail , that the first lady had a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ..." Multiple women have alleged that her husband, President Donald Trump , has had affairs during his marriage, which he has repeatedly denied.
Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since October 26 when President Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place. In more recent times, when India, along with China, US and Japan, was accused of buying Sri Lankan assets, Wickremesinghe said that his country will only lease out oil tanks to India under the proposed deal to jointly operate a strategic oil facility in the eastern ...
Time magazine has named its annual Person of the Year , and it's a group of journalists who it calls "The Guardians". Jamal Khashoggi , a Washington Post contributor, was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October. Jamal Khashoggi , who was killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey earlier this year, appears alone in one, while staff from the Capital Gazette , the U.S.
Rajapaksa was appointed as Prime Minister on October 26 by President Sirisena in a controversial move after sacking Wickremesinghe, which plunged the country into an unprecedented constitutional crisis . The Cabinet will consist of 30 members and include six Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians, it said. Mahinda Rajapakse gestures during a ceremony before signing a document backing down from his controversial appointment as prime minister in Colombo on December 15, 2018.
She told Democratic lawmakers back at the Capitol, according to an aide who was in the room, that the wall was "like a manhood thing for him.as if manhood could ever be associated with him". Party rebels have said it's time for Pelosi and her two top lieutenants, No. 2 leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and No. 3 leader Jim Clyburn of SC, to step aside and make room for a new generation.
Prosecutors in Manhattan are asking for substantial prison time - four or five years - for Michael Cohen . "As the Government has made clear, his cooperation was not grudging or delayed", said the memo written by attorneys Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony.
Just 7 years old, Jackeline Caal was picked up by us authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. The department's Inspector General's office is investigating the death and said its findings will be released publicly. Emergency medical technicians discovered her fever was 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit (40.9 degrees Celsius).
Theresa May and European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker were filmed having a heated exchange in Brussels on Friday morning, leading to a torrent of online speculation as to what the pair were discussing. Mrs May said she had held discussion with both on Friday and added: "The EU is clear, as I am, that if we are going to leave with a deal, this is it".
Prosecutors also are looking into whether donors to the inaugural fund gave money in hopes of gaining access to the administration or influence over policy or administration positions, which the Journal notes is illegal. The inquiry into the inaugural fund appears to involve prosecutors from USA attorney's offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, people familiar with the investigation said.
The Prime Minister spent 53 minutes urging her European counterparts to offer a number of reassurances on the Irish backstop in order to help her win votes at home. She said this must involve "politicians of all sides coming together and acting in the national interest". The Brexit withdrawal agreement only talks about "best endeavours" being used to reach an agreement during the transition period.
In the latter city, computers in a private home and at Tri-City Medical Center received the threatening emails , Oceanside police Lt. Kedrick Sadler said . The threats come as businesses and schools across Canada and the US were evacuated because of of the threats. The federal law enforcement agency urged the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities that could threaten public safety.
Last month, following the unveiling of PM May's widely criticized Brexit deal , a number of Tory MPs submitted letters to the 1922 Committee calling for a vote of confidence to be held, but they were unable to secure enough backers to get the motion in process.
Pompeo", Peskov said . Russia's Defence Ministry, which said the bombers had been accompanied by two other Russian military planes, did not say if the planes were carrying missiles, how long they would stay for, or what their mission was.
Any clarification could come in the form of a legally-binding declaration of European Union leaders giving their interpretation of the draft Brexit treaty, rather than opening it up for renegotiation, which the bloc fears would unravel it.
Get push notifications with news, features and more. Trump is in search of his third chief of staff after Kelly and Reince Priebus. Almost 18 months later, Trump stepped on an orderly succession plan for Kelly, making a surprise Saturday announcement on the White House lawn that the retired general would be leaving by year's end.
Trump lashed out at his former lawyer Michael Cohen , who said he had covered up the "dirty deeds" of his ex-boss by making hush payments to two women who alleged they had affairs with the real estate mogul. Cohen told prosecutors the payments totalling $280,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal were made "in coordination with and at the direction" of Trump - referred to by prosecutors as "Individual-1".
One of the two Palestinians was Salah Barghouti, a 29-year-old accused of shooting at Israelis on Sunday, also at a bus stop near the Ofra settlement. Local resident Huwayda Bushkar said she saw Israeli soldiers carrying a body as they left. "Israel's long arm will reach anyone who harms Israeli citizens", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.