The Daily Populous

Friday November 30th, 2018 morning edition

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President Donald Trump’s company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during the 2016 campaign, according to four people, one of them the originator of the plan.

Cohen acknowledged in court that he had lied to Congress about the plan in order to protect Trump and his presidential campaign.

The plan never went anywhere because the tower deal ultimately fizzled, and it is not clear whether Trump knew of the intention to give away the penthouse.

But Cohen said in court documents that he regularly briefed Trump and his family on the Moscow negotiations.

“In Russia, the oligarchs would bend over backwards to live in the same building as Vladimir Putin,” Sater told BuzzFeed News.

“My idea was to give a $50 million penthouse to Putin and charge $250 million more for the rest of the units.

Developing a tower in Russia had long been a dream of the Trump Organization, which pursued a deal there for three decades. »

Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer admits lying to Congress

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Mr Trump said his former right-hand man was "lying" to prosecutors in the hope of receiving a reduced sentence.

A special counsel is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election and whether Mr Trump colluded with it.

He said he had paid hush money to two women who alleged they had affairs with Mr Trump, at the direction of "the candidate", implicating Mr Trump. »

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen reaches guilty plea deal in Mueller probe

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Cohen's plea in federal court in Manhattan, his second in four months, came as part of a new deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump's lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, attacked Cohen's credibility: "Michael Cohen is a liar.".

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination between Trump campaign-related figures and the Kremlin, as well as possible obstruction of justice by Trump. »

CDC says life expectancy down as more Americans die younger due to suicide and drug overdose

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But it's deaths in younger age groups -- particularly middle-aged people -- that have had the largest impact on calculations of life expectancy, experts said.

This week, CDC officials said they had revised their life expectancy estimate for 2016 after some additional data came in.).

Drug overdose deaths also continued to climb, surpassing 70,000 last year, in the midst of the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in U.S. history. »

County liable for jailing woman 96 days without seeing judge

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A federal judge in northern Mississippi ruled on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, that Choctaw County and Sheriff Cloyd Halford liable for jailing Jauch for 96 days without seeing a judge in 2012.

In Choctaw County, like many rural Mississippi counties, circuit court only meets twice a year, and the next meeting was months away.

The county asked the full 5th Circuit to rehear the case, but the court refused on a 9-6 vote. »