In indictments unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago on Friday, the prosecutors said Kelly, 52, forcibly kept people under his control and then intimidated witnesses and bought their silence.
A federal US judge rejected adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation suit against US President Donald Trump but Daniels' lawyer has vowed to appeal the decision.
The tape was made by his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, who no longer represents Trump but is under federal investigation, the New York Times said in a report that will fuel speculation about how much damage Cohen can inflict on Trump.
US President Donald Trump's financial disclosure lists reimbursement to his former attorney Michael Cohen, who paid hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, shedding new light on a scandal involving an alleged sexual encounter between her and Trump.
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, said President Trump knew about the $130,000 payment his lawyer Michael Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 to keep quiet about an affair she alleges they had in 2006.
At issue is a tweet by Trump in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels says depicted a man who threatened her in 2011 to stay quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.
US President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen appeared in court on Monday to limit FBI access to his documents – but a judge rejected his claim of attorney-client privilege.
The FBI raided Michael Cohen's offices and home in a search that was partly a referral by the office of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is tasked with investigating alleged Russian meddling into the 2016 US election.
White House denies US president's affair with Stormy Daniels, although Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen says he paid her $130,000 of his own money during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Accusations about Trump's past sexual exploits bubble up on three fronts, with two women pressing court cases and a porn actress publicly needling the president.
"This case has already been won in arbitration," says White House, a day after adult-film actress Stormy Daniels sued US President Donald Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had.
Adult-film star Stormy Daniels claims in her lawsuit that the Trump never signed a nondisclosure agreement to keep her quiet about an intimate relationship between them.
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