President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison. Cohen was charged with orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial wrongdoing, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump. In the Manhattan courtroom, Cohen told U.S. District Judge William Pauley that "blind loyalty" led him to cover up for Trump's "dirty deeds." The sentence imposed by Pauley was a modest reduction from the four to five years recommended under federal guidelines but still highlighted the seriousness of the charges and possible implications for the president. The sentencing capped a stunning about-face by a lawyer who once said he would "take a bullet" for Trump. Cohen said in a guilty plea in August that he was directed by Trump to make hush money payments to two women - former Playboy model Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels - who said they had past sexual affairs with the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump lawyer jailed for 3 years for covering up President’s ‘dirty deeds’
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Darlene Garcia Pacific Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:09 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 'Tis the season to be jolly — or not. For many of us, grief always seems to appear around this time of year. It doesn’t matter how long ago your loved one died, missing them extra during the holidays is a reality we can’t escape. You didn’t lose a loved one but you’re still not looking forward to the holidays? Maybe you just went through a divorce or you’re not able to spend the holidays with family because you live so far away. The truth is, there are over 40 life events we experience that can bring on feelings of grief and this time of year makes it that much harder to go through. For me, not having Frank here to celebrate with us always brings heaviness to my heart. The year he died, I was filled with so much sadness and loneliness knowing that he would not ever be physically present to enjoy the holidays with us. It felt like a knife twisting in my heart … [Read more...] about Dealing with grief during the holidays: Grief Talks
Andrea Mandell USA TODAY Published 3:19 PM EDT Oct 5, 2018 There’s a consensus in Hollywood: Change is slow and it's coming, but the industry can't afford to let the gas run out. And it might. A year ago, the #MeToo movement took flight as The New York Times and The New Yorker published stories cracking open the decades-long predation of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since then, the producer has been banished from the glitterati’s ranks, and more victims began speaking up about the horrors behind Hollywood's doors. (A New York judge will decide if a case against Weinstein involving assault and rape will move forward on Nov. 8; aside from civil suits he is also facing a civil discrimination case brought by the New York attorney general ). With their stories, so too went the standing (and careers) of top executives and formerly revered figures like Charlie Rose, Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey. Some cases have proved too old or flimsy to hold up in … [Read more...] about #MeToo a year later: Where is Hollywood now?
Charisse Jones USA TODAY Published 8:19 PM EDT Sep 27, 2018 It happened years ago. It wasn't true. And it upended his career anyway. That, says Durham, North Carolina-based attorney Kerry Sutton, was the experience of a former client who was falsely accused of sexual assault while in college and eventually cleared of the allegation. "He had an excellent job in the Silicon Valley,'' says Sutton, who specializes in such cases. Then "someone at his company, just this summer, Googled his name. A person he worked with said they were uncomfortable having him there, and he got fired from his job years after the case in which he was cleared because the internet is forever.'' The nation is riveted to the drama playing out in Washington, D.C., in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers, in high school more than 35 years ago. Both testified Thursday before … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh hearing: The past can haunt job prospects years later
MICHAEL MORELL: Bill, welcome to show. It is great to have you. I think our listeners are in for a very important discussion. Welcome. WILLIAM EVANINA: Thanks, Mike. Pleasure to be here. MICHAEL MORELL: Bill, I have not been to your headquarters in Maryland, but I'm told that there is a museum of sorts there called the Wall of Shame. What is that? WILLIAM EVANINA: Great question. And we have what I think is a really unique memento. It's about a 60-foot wall depicting the history of espionage and sabotage insider threats, and it's with little bios and graphical depictions of … [Read more...] about Transcript: William Evanina talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters” podcast, Sep. 4, 2018