"That's a big statement", Stephanopoulos said, and we couldn't agree more. "If it were, it's only civil, and even if it's only civil, there was no violation based on what we did", Trump said.
Trump had repeatedly called for a tough sentence for Cohen, whom he labeled a liar.
In this interview, he cast himself as a kind of hero, taking the fall in order to "bring the country back together" against Trump.
And that's not all.
In the president's case, Rodgers said, Trump would have to establish that he was actually seeking Cohen's legal advice in connection with the hush-money payments and not relying on him to handle the matter as his long-time fixer. "He attacks my family", Cohen said.
Federal prosecutors in NY say the payments amounted to illegal campaign contributions because they were made at the height of the 2016 election season to keep voters from learning of Trump's alleged infidelities.
"Because the special counsel stated emphatically that the information that I gave to them is credible and helpful", Cohen argued.
"He knows the truth". In fact, I now know that there is little to be admired. "You guys all know that and for him to say, 'I'm going to start - I'm going to stop lying starting now, ' is somewhat silly".
"I want this to be over as soon as possible - as soon as we get all of the facts", Warner said, adding that lawmakers owe it to the American people to determine whether there was collusion with Russian Federation and how it can be stopped in the future. Others say the president's actions did not violate campaign finance laws.
"It's never good to be on the wrong side of the President of the United States of America".
"I felt it was my duty to cover up his own dirty deeds", Cohen added. And Cohen, who once had traded on his relationship with Trump and boasted that he would take a bullet for him, has turned on his former boss of 10 years, most notably implicating him in the hush-money scandal.
"It was my own weakness and a blind loyalty to this man that led me to choose a path of darkness over light", Cohentold the judge, referring to Mr Trump. That doesn't mean Trump directed him to do so illegally.
Theresa May defeats leadership challenge by 83 votes Enough Tory MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a contest which will take place tonight. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street this morning, Mrs May said: "I will contest that vote with everything I have got".
DOJ's guidance states: 'The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions'.
Trump's comments - in an interview with Fox News Channel's Harris Faulkner and several morning tweets - came a day after Cohen was sentenced to prison for crimes including arranging hush money payments to hide Trump's alleged affairs to help his 2016 White House bid, a campaign finance violation.
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. If Trump's payments are deemed to be campaign-related expenses for the objective of impacting an election, should each and every House or Senate member who has engaged in such conduct face criminal charges?
"First of all, nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump", he explained.
"Including the one with McDougal, which was really between [Trump] and David Pecker and then David Pecker's counsel".
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who played a major role in exposing the hush-money discussions, said outside the courthouse: "We will not stop until the truth is known relating to the conduct of Donald Trump". They were made two weeks before the election, "post-Billy Bush comments", AKA the instance that infamous "Access Hollywood" tape came out.
Some legal analysts think the president could be charged with felony campaign finance violations when he leaves office. "He doesn't understand the system".
Cohen said he had a lot of "fun" working for the Trump organization, but that's over now and Trump has become "a very different individual".
The world is asking whether Donald Trump has committed a crime that could trigger impeachment or even jail - and he's gone into meltdown. Prosecutor Nicolas Roos said Cohen's crimes showed a "pattern of deceit, brazenness and greed", and urged the judge to send a message that "even powerful, privileged individuals can not violate these laws with impunity". Some Democrats in the House of Representatives have called for Trump's impeachment when they assume control of the chamber next month. But Congress, and especially the incoming Democratic House majority, can seek and obtain that information from Cohen. "I don't think so".
Even Bridenstine said that while NASA wants the companies to succeed, the space agency is certain some of the efforts will fail. NASA plans to have astronauts orbiting the moon again by 2023, with a landing a few years later.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting for political survival as she tries to pull her country out of the European Union. CNN has been told that the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that the Crown Prince personally ordered the killing.
It's a tease of a battle brewing between Dany, the North, the Lannisters, and the Night King we expect to occur next season. To tide the show's millions of viewers over, HBO has released a first look at the season with a Fire and Ice trailer.
US authorities say assailants threw a "hail of rocks" at agents, striking four who escaped serious injury. Asylum seekers are often released in the US pending the outcome of their cases in immigration court.
Also, the Congress appears to lack political imagination and has been unable to produce a powerful counter-narrative to the BJP. In the 90-seat assembly, the Congress, with 64 seats is way ahead of the 46 majority mark needed to form the government.
SkyCom's alleged sanctions breaches occurred from 2009 to 2014, while Meng's alleged fraudulent misrepresentations were in 2013. Dow futures slide after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada; Doug McKelway reports from the White House.
In detail, a Chinese court has ordered Apple to ban sales of some Apple iPhones which are violating the two Qualcomm patents. The filing points that the ban would force settle Apple's ongoing dispute with Qualcomm.
He received a $4.6 million signing bonus from the A's with the expectation that this would be his last season on the gridiron. Through 13 games, the sophomore has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns.
China calls the United States protectionist and has resisted what it views as attempts to intimidate it. The Group of 20 brings together leaders of 19 of the world's most industrialised nations plus the EU.
The 6T's recent success in the USA shows just how much the support of the country's third-largest carrier helped OnePlus' cause. There are some other Easter eggs with the McLaren edition of the handset that should please auto racing fans.
According to reports, the singer has been accused of sending indecent photographs to a 17-year-old girl, who hails from Brazil. In 2006, Rakhi Sawant filed a case against Mika for forcibly kissing her during her birthday celebrations in Mumbai.
This a sad story all the way around, and to know that this was planned out by criminals makes it even more disgusting and tragic. The Orange County Register says the vehicle they were in reportedly hit a rock on the road in the state of Yarucuy.
Otherwise, he added, the U.S. official has adopted an unprofessional, naïve, and meddlesome approach. Whether to exempt Iran from making any cuts was one sticking point in the meeting, said a delegate.
His remarks renewed fears that the Fed may miscalculate and raise rates so high or so fast as to depress growth. The White House has now backpedaled, acknowledging there was no deal in place to roll back automotive tariffs.
The president and top opposition congressional leaders had been meant to hold a reassuring Oval Office photo-op. CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon chuckled together about "NanChuck" taking on Trump over the wall.
Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) signaled his willingness to join the Trump administration as White House chief of staff . Meadows now chairs the House Freedom Caucus, making him the most conservative choice of those likely to run.
May is expected to confirm the vote has been delayed in an oral statement to the House of Commons at 3.30pm. The pound sank amid the political uncertainty, hitting an 18-month low against the USA dollar of $1.2660.
Both the Japan Self-Defense Forces and Japan Coast Guard announced Tuesday that they'd halted their search efforts at 6 a.m. Every member of the III MEF family mourns this loss and stands alongside the families of the fallen in this bad moment.
It looks like a cross between Fallout and Borderlands with an interesting new environment on the edge of space. For now, you can keep track of the game's progress by checking out its dedicated Steam store page .
Aurora Cannabis Inc. rose as much as 11 percent, Canopy Growth Corp. climbed 7.3 percent and Tilray Inc. gained 5.5 percent. Several U.S. states have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use, but pot remains illegal under federal law.
Riyad Mahrez will be used often over the busy Christmas schedule, making it tough to determine how Guardiola will rotate his men. Leicester recorded their first home win in the league since September with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Watford .
Times Square's official website even offers help for people who want to go big with a proposal on one of its famous billboards. Police have released surveillance photos of the couple and are asking the public to help reunite them with the ring.