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Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump's former lawyer insists Mr Trump knew making hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign was wrong.Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told ABC News: "He directed me to make the payments.""Nothing at the Trump organisation was ever done unless it was run through Mr Trump," he said.The president has denied ever asking Cohen to make illegal payments."He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law," Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday, suggesting Cohen had pleaded guilty "to embarrass the president". Cohen, 52, was sentenced to three years on Wednesday and must report to pri...
Trump 'secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model'

Trump 'secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model'

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US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded his client discussing payments to a former Playboy model, US media report.The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI raid on Mr Cohen's property earlier this year in New York.The New York Times reports that on the recording Mr Trump and Mr Cohen discuss paying Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Mr Trump.The tape was reportedly made two months before the election.The Department of Justice is looking into alleged hush money paid to women who claim they had a relationship with Mr Trump.Mr Cohen, who has not been charged, is reportedly under investigation for possible bank and tax fraud, as well as potenti...
'Medical opinions ignored' by NHS payment assessor, workers say

'Medical opinions ignored' by NHS payment assessor, workers say

Health
Medical opinions have been ignored in the assessment of NHS payments to patients receiving care, it is claimed.Three health workers said an assessor organisation discounted medical views so some patients were denied NHS care.Norman Lamb MP said England-wide data obtained by the BBC showed a "regional disparity" and was "an injustice". However the assessor organisation, Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU, says it follows national guidelines to decide on payments. Under national criteria, the NHS pays for long-term support and care if a patient's condition is severe enough.However, BBC Inside Out East has found a wide difference among clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England in the percentage of patients rejected following assessment for continuing health care (CHC).Between July 2016...
How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

Finance
Money guide for MillennialsSaving up a down payment to buy your first house can seem a pretty daunting task. If you've never had more than a few thousand dollars in the bank at any given time, then setting aside five figures or more may seem impossible. However, getting a down payment together is not as difficult as you may think -- if you go about it the right way. Figure out how much house you can afford The first step in saving up your down payment is to pin down the amount you can responsibly spend on a house. Lenders will typically limit your mortgage amount so that your monthly housing payments (including property taxes and insurance) will not exceed 28% of your pre-tax monthly income. But if your income is a bit iffy -- for example, if your pay fluctuates seasonally or you work in ...