He sentenced Michael D. Cohen to three years in prison for breaking campaign finance laws by helping to buy the silence of two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump.
The case had examined whether Donald Trump violated election law with a $130,000 payment shortly before the 2016 election to a pornographic-film actress by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
As Rudolph Giuliani faces an escalating federal investigation and defamation suits, his advisers believe he should benefit from a $250 million Trump campaign war chest.
The lawyers representing the former president in his impeachment trial are the latest in a rotating cast that has always had trouble satisfying a mercurial and headstrong client.
Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.
Prosecutors have recently interviewed employees of President Trump’s lender and insurance brokerage, in the latest indication that he still faces the potential threat of criminal charges once he leaves office.
Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump.
President Trump’s son had sought to postpone a deposition with the New York attorney general’s office until after Election Day.
The president has proved as hazardous to his allies as to his enemies.
The false idea of Black people as irresponsible, erratic and dangerous is not new.
The president’s former fixer describes him as a mob boss figure who made racist insults, was driven by hatred for President Barack Obama and engaged in underhanded tactics against opponents.
As he has done with other aspects of the presidency, Donald J. Trump has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.
The New York State attorney general is investigating whether the president and the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of his holdings.
The president, his company and some of his associates have long been the focus of investigations overseen by officials in New York.
Manhattan prosecutors said in new court filings that the president did not have a right to know why a grand jury demanded his tax records.
In his memoir, “Disloyal,” Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s onetime lawyer and fixer, claims that he had unique access to Mr. Trump, a man with “no true friends.”
The subpoena, sent to Deutsche Bank, suggests that the inquiry into President Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.
The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new court filing arguing Mr. Trump should turn over his tax returns.
Mr. Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, had been returned to prison in a dispute over the book, then released after a judge intervened.
The president mounted his most forceful and detailed legal attack yet on the subpoena for his tax returns from the Manhattan district attorney.
A judge agreed that federal officials had returned Michael D. Cohen to prison because he wanted to publish a book this fall about President Trump.
The denial came in response to a lawsuit filed by Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, that said he was being punished for speaking out.
President Trump’s former lawyer said in court papers that officials returned him to prison to prevent him from finishing a book that paints the president as a racist.
The effort came less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Manhattan district attorney to demand the records.
A lower-court judge swiftly scheduled a hearing for next week on the Manhattan prosecutor’s demand to see President Trump’s financial records.
President Trump’s former personal lawyer, who was convicted of campaign finance and other crimes, had been released amid coronavirus concerns.
Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the justices are set to issue highly anticipated decisions on whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.
The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.
The president’s move deepened a crisis over the independence of law enforcement and the president’s purge of officials he views as disloyal.
Mr. Cohen had asked to be released over health concerns tied to the coronavirus.
He has delivered revelatory reporting on some of the defining stories of our time. But a close examination reveals the weaknesses in what may be called an era of resistance journalism.
Paul Manafort, who had been serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence in Pennsylvania for fraud, is among the prisoners released over the spreading coronavirus.
The court will hear highly anticipated arguments over whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.
President Trump’s former lawyer and other inmates at a minimum-security camp in upstate New York were told they would serve their sentences at home.