DOD official says that while some current military construction projects may be "deferred" due to the national emergency, the president's FY20 budget request will include funding to replenish those projects.
Rep. Carol Miller: Cohen hearing is a waste of time, with the "sole purpose of discrediting the president."
Cohen on Trump: "He's becoming an autocrat."
Rep. Gosar actually says: "Liar liar pants on fire."
Cohen tells Cummings he had an understanding of the President's assets and that his company inflated assets "at the knowledge and direction of the President"
Cohen: Roger Stone was a free agent who "frequently" reached out to Mr. Trump
Ex-Trump's attorney "suspects" that there was collusion between his campaign team and Russia
Cohen says Trump asked him to lie to Melania Trump about Stormy Daniels. He regrets lying to Flotus whom he calls kind. (Min 45)
: Great meeting and dinner with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam tonight. Looking forward to continuing our discussions tomorrow. HanoiSummit
Michael Cohen: Trump is a man who ran for office to make his brand great, not the country great.
: Great meetings and dinner tonight in Vietnam with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. Very good dialogue. Resuming tomorrow.
Cohen says the last time he appeared before congress, he came to protect Trump. Today, he says he comes to tell the truth about Trump.
Michael Cohen begins testimony: "I regret all the help and support I gave [President Trump] along the way. I am ashamed of my own failings, and I publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York."
Cummings confirms committee will not be restricting questions from members about Russia, but urges members to remain "mindful" of ongoing investigations.
Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.): "The days of this committee protecting the president at all costs are over."
Democrats hold the majority on the committee, and the delaying bid on Michael Cohen's testimony was voted down 24-17 in a roll-call vote. Chair Elijah Cummings said: 'The American people have a right to hear him, so we are going to proceed.'
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Confirmed: For the first time during the crisis Twitter was blocked in Venezuela from 12:50 pm UTC (8:50 am Venezuela) with a duration of the incident of 40 minutes. The reason is unknown.
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See the check Michael Cohen will say Trump signed as reimbursement payment for hush money payments made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, during the 2016 campaign.
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Michael Cohen arrives on Capitol Hill where he is expected to testify to Congress
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Photo of Jared Kushner (Trump's Son In Law) with Turkish President Erdogan and his son in law Berat Albayrak in Turkey today
: Fiat Chrysler will be adding more than 6,500 JOBS in Michigan (Detroit area), doubling its hourly workforce as part of a 4.5 Billion Dollar investment. Thank you Fiat Chrysler. They are all coming back to the USA, it's where the action is.
: Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately). He had other clients also. He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying and fraud. He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time. Using Crooked's lawyer.
: I have spent more time in Vietnam than Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, the third rate Senator from Connecticut (how is Connecticut doing). His war stories of his heroism in Vietnam were a total fraud - he was never even there. We talked about it today with Vietnamese leaders.
In Cohen's opening statement, he will say he witnessed Trump speaking with Roger Stone about Stone's outreach to Assange and say that Trump knew about WikiLeaks dump in advance. He will also say Trump lawyers edited his false statements to Congress.
: The Democrats should stop talking about what I should do with North Korea and ask themselves instead why they didn't do "it" during eight years of the Obama Administration
3 GOP senators (Collins Murkowski Tillis) have said they'll vote to block Trump's emergency declaration - only one more R would be needed to pass the measure in the Senate.
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Michael Cohen, after 9 hours of testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, emerges and says he appreciates "the opportunity that was given to me to clear the record and to tell the truth." "I'm going to let the American people decide exactly who's telling the truth."
US House passes resolution aimed at reversing President Trump's national emergency border declaration; measure goes to Senate. White House has threatened to veto; could be first veto for President Trump.
Michael Cohen just emerging from the closed door hearing said he "appreciates the opportunity to clear the record. Looking forward to tomorrow to tell my story."
Michael Cohen will provide documentation of his reimbursement for the $130,000 Stormy Daniels payment, which he received in monthly installments throughout 2017, WSJ reports. Trump signed some of the checks reimbursing Cohen.
The special counsel's office filed a timeline for when the FBI arrested Roger Stone vs. when they posted the indictment online and alerted press.