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Trump'' s Cohen remarks raise questions about relationship


Mary Altaffer/ AP Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, gets to federal court for a conference regarding the FBI’s seizure of his records, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in New York.

Thursday, April 26, 2018|4:06 p.m.

WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump stated Thursday that personal lawyer Michael Cohen deals with hardly any of his legal work, but did represent him in the “insane Stormy Daniels deal,” an unusual governmental public recommendation to the pornography star who claims she had sex with the president in 2006.

District Attorneys in New York quickly claimed Trump’s early-morning comments buttress their arguments that not much of the material that the FBI took from Cohen’s home, workplace and hotel ought to be secured by attorney-client privilege. Within 2 hours of Trump’s interview, the district attorneys sent papers in court pointing out Trump’s comments.

Trump’s remarks triggered fresh questions about his relationship with Cohen in the tangle of legal transactions including the president, his legal fixer and the porn star. And they acted as just the current presentation of the possible legal risks for Trump when he makes off-the-cuff statements about the case in interviews and on Twitter.

In a call-in interview with “Fox & & Friends,” Trump spoke about his relationship with Cohen, stating the attorney deals with “a small, small little fraction” of his legal work, then added: “like with this insane Stormy Daniels deal he represented me. And, you know, from exactly what I see he did absolutely nothing incorrect. There were no campaign funds going into this which would have been a problem.”

Cohen paid Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 days before the 2016 election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. He now deals with a series of legal actions, consisting of an effort from Daniels to revoke the nondisclosure deal. There’s likewise a criminal investigation of Cohen in New York City, which prompted the current FBI raid.

Trump has formerly rejected any understanding of the payment. The White House has consistently denied the affair.

While Trump may have increased the chances that his communications with Cohen on the topic of Daniels go through attorney-client benefit by acknowledging that he was being represented by Cohen on the matter, he may also have weakened arguments that big amounts of other took products are subject to the advantage by claiming Cohen handled little of his legal work.

In any case, said trial attorney Joseph Cammarata, he would be better off speaking less.

” The more you say, the more you have an opportunity to be cross-examined on it,” stated Cammarata, who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment match against President Expense Clinton. “You cannot get hurt by words you do not speak.”

Judge Kimba Wood said Thursday that she was designating a former Manhattan federal judge to assist determine exactly what materials seized in the FBI raids go through attorney-client advantage. The judge kept in mind that the government and Cohen’s legal representatives agreed that a “special master” was the best way to figure out which products ought to or shouldn’t be off-limits to federal private investigators.

Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, asked the court for approval to be part of the case to figure out if there are any products showing that Daniels’ previous attorney, who negotiated her confidentiality agreement, broke attorney-client opportunity in interactions with Cohen. The judge offered prosecutors time to review the movement after Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay told her that so far there was “really no evidence” that Cohen got fortunate information about Daniels.

Trump’s remark that Cohen represented him in the Daniels matter seemed possibly at chances with his previous rejection of knowledge about the payment.

Avenatti tweeted that Trump and Cohen “previously represented to the American individuals that Mr. Cohen acted upon his own and Mr. Trump knew nothing about the agreement with my client, the $130k payment, and so on. As I predicted, that has now been shown to be completely false.”

Trump’s anger over the case has increased in recent weeks as the legal pressure on Cohen mounts. While the president is stated to be progressively worried about the products took in the raid and whether Cohen would think about complying with prosecutors, he firmly insisted Thursday that the probe was connected to Cohen’s service and stated “I’ve been informed I’m not included.”

Avenatti informed the AP on Thursday, “This is going to add significant momentum to our effort to depose the president and place him under oath in an effort to discover which variation of the facts is precise.”

Cohen is likewise handling a civil case submitted by Daniels, who is seeking to invalidate the confidentiality contract she signed before the election. He stated Wednesday that he would assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination because case. Daniels is likewise taking legal action against Cohen, alleging disparagement.

Associated Press author Larry Neumeister in New York added to this report.

Donna Karan pleads forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks


Rick Maiman/ AP In this Aug. 22, 2007, file image, Harvey Weinstein and Donna Karan get to the best of “The Searching Celebration” at the Paris Theater in New York.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017|1:07 a.m.

New York City– Fashion designer Donna Karan is “regretful from the bottom of my heart” and embarrassed about “dumb” remarks she made last week that recommended sexual harassment victims were “asking for it” by the way they dressed.

Her discuss a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault accusations versus fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Karan spoke to Women’s Wear Daily in an interview released Monday, stating she spoke while sleep denied and without understanding information of the mounting claims versus Weinstein, telling a red carpet press reporter:

“How do we display ourselves, how do we provide ourselves as ladies, what are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality? … It’s not Harvey Weinstein. You look at whatever all over the world today, you understand, and how females are dressing and, you know, exactly what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. Exactly what are they asking for? Trouble.”

The designer informed WWD, “I made a horrible mistake. I regret it from the bottom of my heart. This is never ever who I am as a female.”

Karan has been in the fashion industry for 40 years, frequently championing ladies’s causes. Her on-camera remarks went viral, activating outrage and a drop in the stock rate of G-111, which has owned the business that bears her name since in 2015.

The production company Weinstein co-founded fired him Oct. 8, days after he was accused of sexually pestering ladies for decades in an expose by The New york city Times. Subsequent stories by the Times and The New Yorker consisted of accusations of abuse, and more than three lots ladies have openly accused the disgraced magnate of abuse. He resigned from the board of The Weinstein Co. on Tuesday. Weinstein has denied the accusations.

Sharpton: Trump remarks motivate cops violence

Saturday, July 29, 2017|8:47 p.m.

New York City– The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday implicated President Donald Trump of “encouraging cops violence” throughout a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers.

The activist preacher tore into the Republican politician at the weekly gathering of his National Action Network in Harlem.

A day earlier, the president spoke with law enforcement professionals at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Trump stated violence and murder on U.S. soil by the MS-13 gang linked to El Salvador validate a strong authorities response.

The president stated his administration is removing gang members who have actually been scaring communities on Long Island and other parts of the nation from the United States. He added, “Now, we’re getting them out anyhow, but we ‘d like to get them out a lot faster, when you see these goons being tossed into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them included, rough, I stated, please do not be too good.”

That implies, for example, protecting their heads from being bumped while getting into a police car, Trump said.

Sharpton responded on Instagram: “As if the reprehensible declaration by President Donald Trump motivating authorities violence wasn’t enough, he utilized a slur versus Irish concerning “Paddy Wagons.”

That expression was utilized in 19th century New york city, describing impoverished Irish immigrants when they were detained and placed in paddy wagon.

Sharpton called Trump’s remarks “wicked.” They were “a negligent disregard for the law, and set a tone that is dangerous and biased in this country.”

The Suffolk County Authorities Department said in a statement after Trump’s speech that it has strict rules and procedures about how prisoners ought to be dealt with. “Violations of those guidelines and procedures are dealt with incredibly seriously. As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of detainees.”

James Burke, the department’s previous chief, was sentenced to almost four years in jail last November for beating a handcuffed guy in an interrogation space.

Education main sorry for '' flippant ' sex assault remarks

Thursday, July 13, 2017|10:03 a.m.

WASHINGTON– The Education Department’s civil liberties chief says she’s sorry for making “flippant” remarks attributing 90 percent of campus sexual attack claims to both parties being intoxicated.

Wednesday’s apology by Candice Jackson, acting assistant secretary for civil liberties, began the eve of a series of meetings that her employer, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is holding to take a look at the effect of the Obama administration’s stepped-up efforts to hold schools accountable for investigating sexual violence.

Jackson was priced quote in The New york city Times on Wednesday as stating federal rules have actually resulted in numerous false accusations under the law referred to as Title IX.

In the majority of examinations, she stated, there’s “not even an allegation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman.”

“Rather, the accusations– 90 percent of them– fall under the category of, ‘We were both intoxicated, we separated, and six months later I discovered myself under a Title IX investigation because she simply decided that our last sleeping together was not right,'” Jackson is quoted as saying in an interview.

In her statement of apology, Jackson said she was a rape survivor. “I would never ever look for to diminish anyone’s experience,” she said. “My words in The New York Times improperly characterized the discussions I have actually had with numerous groups of supporters. Exactly what I said was flippant, and I am sorry.”

Survivors of sexual violence, individuals who say they were wrongly accused and disciplined and agents of colleges and universities were amongst those welcomed to meet with DeVos on Thursday to discuss enforcement of Title IX as it relates to sexual attack.

Sen. Patty Murray, the senior Democrat on the Senate committee supervising the Education Department, said in a letter sent Wednesday night to DeVos that Jackson’s remark “recommends a fundamental misunderstanding of school sexual assault and suggests that (Jackson’s office) is not prepared to take accounts from survivors seriously.”

Supporters for assault survivors who have spent years aiming to get schools to take victims and a “rape culture” seriously fret that DeVos’ series of roundtable meetings are actually a preview for a rollback of Obama’s assistance, which said sexual assault is sex discrimination restricted by Title IX for schools that receive federal funding.

But groups representing those who state they have actually been falsely accused suggest the Obama-era guidance weighted school justice systems in favor of those alleging sexual violence. Jackson stated in the Times interview that examinations have not been “relatively balanced between the accusing victim and the accused trainee.”

A number of those who want Obama’s assistance reversed have stated they want assault cases described police.

Jackson looked for to issue reassurances that both she and the department take the position that “all unwanted sexual advances and sexual assault need to be taken seriously.”

Since Wednesday, there were 344 open sexual violence investigations at 242 postsecondary schools, according to a Title IX report provided by the Education Department.

Numerous schools had numerous cases pending, consisting of Kansas State University and Indiana University at Bloomington with five each, the department list programs.

Baylor University in Texas had a single open case. The school has actually been embroiled in controversy over its handling of sexual assault accusations, and several females have taken legal action against. Art Briles was fired as football coach and Ken Starr was demoted from president and later resigned after a law practice reported in May 2016 that an examination had found that the school had actually “created barriers” dissuading the reporting of sexual attacks.

Red Sox commentator Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks


Frank Franklin II/ AP Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy works during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in New York.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017|3:45 p.m.

New York City– Boston Red Sox commentator Jerry Remy said sorry Wednesday for his on-air remarks a night previously that pitchers such as Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka should not be permitted to have translators on the mound.

“I truly apologize to those who were upset by my remarks during the telecast last night,” Remy tweeted.

During the NESN broadcast of the Boston-New York game at Yankee Arena on Tuesday night, Remy stated pitchers such as the Japanese-born Tanaka should “find out baseball language.”

His remarks quickly drew sharp criticism on social media, with some saying there isn’t one universal language for baseball.

The Red Sox and NESN released declarations Wednesday distancing themselves from Remy’s remarks.

“NESN does not concur with any such views revealed by Jerry Remy and we know from talking to Jerry that he is sorry for making them. The network all the best apologizes to anybody who was upset by Jerry’s remarks,” NESN stated.

Said the Red Sox: “We do not share the views revealed by Jerry Remy throughout last night’s broadcast.”

Tanaka said he wasn’t sure why Remy made his comments.

“Little subtleties could get lost in the process of aiming to communicate, especially when you do not know the language,” Tanaka stated through a translator.

His translator, Shingo Horie, did not wish to comment beyond saying he felt the very same method as Tanaka.

Remy has actually been a popular Red Sox television expert because 1988. He was a Boston infielder for 7 seasons and is a member of the group’s Hall of Popularity.

In 2013, Big league Baseball embraced a rule that permitted interpreters to sign up with mound conferences. That very same season, Red Sox relievers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa each used translators on the team’s go to the World Series championship.

Red Sox manager John Farrell stated he wanted he would have had the ability to have a translator on the mound during his time as Boston’s pitching coach from 2007-10, when he dealt with Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima.

“We had the ability to have the interpreter in bullpen sessions,” Farrell said.

Farrell stated he discovered Japanese for single words, things and numbers.

“But when you start talking ideas, let’s face it, interaction with players is top priority No. 1,” he stated. “So to be clear, the interpreter is needed.”

Remy’s comments Tuesday night came hours after Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, a longtime Phillies 3rd baseman, said in a radio interview that Philadelphia outfielder Odubel Herrera’s language barrier “would make it challenging” for him to be a group leader. Herrera is from Venezuela and performs his interviews with English-speaking media in Spanish, through a translator.

Herrera said after the Phillies’ game in Atlanta that Schmidt had called him to excuse his remarks.

In the fourth inning of the Red Sox-Yankees game, Tanaka was gone to on the mound by Japanese translator Shingo Horie and pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

“I do not think that need to be legal,” Remy stated at the time, informing play-by-play man Dave O’Brien, “I really don’t.

“Learn baseball language. You understand, find out, it’s pretty simple. You simplify pretty simple between pitching coach and pitcher after a long period of time,” Remy said.

O’Brien answered: “I would say that probably, you know, they’re concerned about subtlety being lost in some of these conversations.”

As he left the broadcast cubicle after Boston’s 5-4 win, Remy said he had absolutely nothing more to say on the subject.

“I have actually got no talk about that. Really,” he said.

AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

Trump defends remarks about McCain in op-ed

After a weekend full of backlash for his remarks stating previous POW Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero,” Donald Trump put his defiance in composing.

In an op-ed for UNITED STATE Today released Sunday, Trump writes that the Arizona Republican politician “the political leader has actually failed the state of Arizona and the country.”

Trump restored his attacks on McCain and writes “The reality is that John McCain the political leader has actually made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed international adventures, covered for President Obama with the VA scandal and has actually spent the majority of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty.”

Trump likewise desires Republican governmental candidates who blasted him for his talk about McCain to know that he doesn’t care.

“A variety of my rivals for the Republican nomination have no company running for president. I do not have to be lectured by any of them,” Trump writes. “Lots of are failed politicians or people who would be not able to succeed in the private sector. Some, however, I have terrific respect for.”

Trump could be referring to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently met with Trump and has actually decreased to knock his comments on McCain.

Trump criticizes Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is a previous Chairman of the Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee. Sanders was the head of the committee during the Veteran’s Affairs scandal in 2014 which led to the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki.

“Thanks to McCain and his Senate coworker Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover the VA scandal, where 1,000+ veterans died waiting for healthcare, made sure nobody has actually been punished, charged, imprisoned, fined or called to account,” Trump writes.

State EPA accepts waste disposal remarks

Nevada’s Environmental Protection Department will certainly accept public remarks through Aug. 25 on a draft authorization renewal for the federal Department of Energy to run 4 hazardous waste disposal devices at the Nevada National Security Site.

The units consist of one for keeping contaminated materials mixed with low-level radioactive waste, located at the security site’s Location 5 garbage dump, about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

That is the same location where the Department of Energy is throwing away a powerful type of uranium waste from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

To send comments and see documents about the draft authorization, go to the department’s site, http://ndep.nv.gov/admin/public.htm#bff, send an e-mail to [email protected]!.?.!, or compose to: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Federal Facilities, ATTN: Justin Costa Rica, 2030 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Contact Keith Rogers at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-383-0308. Discover him on Twitter: @KeithRogers2.

CCSD instructor under fire for viewed racist remarks

Portion of a Facebook post authored by Clark County School District teacher Tanya Russo Landry. (FOX5)Portion of a Facebook post authored by Clark County School District teacher Tanya Russo Landry. (FOX5).

A Clark County School District instructor is getting some unfavorable interest after exactly what has been viewed as a racist rant was posted on her Facebook page.

Tanya Russo Landry is noted as an instructor at Booker Primary school in Las Vegas.

Among other things, she wrote on her Facebook page that she does not believe the Confederate flag ought to be taken down because “history is history.”

She claims to have actually lived in South Carolina for 10 years and the flag there has actually been looked at as history rather than a sign of hatred.

Landry goes on to say America is about liberty, not seeing to it no one is offended.

She composed she’s tired of sensation blamed for everything because she’s white, and as an instructor she generally keeps her viewpoints to herself however she’s tired of keeping mum with adults.

Landry composed that slavery has actually been over for a long period of time and she doesn’t agree with history months being dedicated to minorities.

She composed that if readers didn’t like her post, “hard,” and if she harmed their sensations, “delete her.” She completed her post by composing: “Tosses the mic down and walks away.”

CCSD on Friday issued the following statement:

“CCSD wishes to guarantee a Safe and Respectful Knowing environment for all our students and staff and offers cultural sensitivity training to our teachers and administrators. We are aware of the social media post made by that instructor and have actually notified her administrators. The administrators will be talking to that teacher about the nature of the post.”

Landry’s Facebook page has since been taken down.

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