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News You Need to Know

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Josh Gerstein
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, indicated on Wednesday that he planned to assert his Fifth Amendment rights not to testify in connection with a pending civil lawsuit brought by a porn star that seeks to void a $130,000 “hush money” deal Cohen allegedly cut to try to suppress her story in advance of the 2016 presidential election.
Robert Costa, Carol Leonnig
The Washington Post
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s new personal lawyer dealing with the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, met with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday to reopen negotiations for a presidential interview, ­according to three people familiar with the talks.
John Harwood
There's no election for leadership of the "liberal world order" — the U.S.-constructed system of laws and values underpinning American prosperity since World War II.