US Attorney General William Barr said that President Trump has fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose office is investigating Trump's attorney Rudolph Giuliani and his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
After he is released, Michael Cohen will serve the remainder of his sentence at home, according to a Justice Department official and another person familiar with the matter.
Michael Cohen was sentenced to prison in December after admitting he paid hush money during the 2016 presidential election to two women who said they had had affairs with Trump, committed tax fraud, and lied to Congress.
Cohen says the Trump Organization stopped paying him last year after it became clear he would cooperate with various investigations into his work.
"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption and into obstruction of justice," the chairman of the House committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. said. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence."
Michael Cohen, once Trump's loyal attorney and fixer, has turned on his former boss and cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi for a summit to discuss denuclearisation of Korean peninsula and lifting sanctions on Pyongyang.
Cohen, once Trump's loyal attorney and fixer, has turned on his former boss and cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Winning control of the House in November allows Democrats to open an investigative assault on the White House in the same way that - contrary to Trump's claim - Republicans laid siege to former president Barack Obama.
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"This is a word that people have been thinking about for this entire year," says Merriam-Webster's editor at large, Peter Sokolowski, adding "justice" consistently bubbled into top 20 or 30 lookups on the company's website.
Cohen was sentenced for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help US President Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.
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