The President's lawyers waive attorney-client privilege on his behalf regarding a conversation about a former Playboy model, sources say
President Donald Trump's lawyers have waived attorney-client privilege regarding a secretly recorded conversation he had in September 2016 with his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in which they discussed payments to an ex-Playboy model who says she had an affair with the President, according to sources familiar with the matter.
President: 'inconceivable' an attorney would record a client
President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday morning at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and mischaracterized the government's April raid of Cohen's home and business, one day after reports that Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump about a former Playboy model who says Trump had an affair with her.
Anderson Cooper: The spin has just begun
The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen in which the two men prior to the election discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump, which the President previously denied knowing about.
Reporter shares Trump's response
Sources say that President Donald Trump wasn't aware his former attorney Michael Cohen recorded their conversations. CNN's Dana Bash has more.
Cuomo: Don't let Cohen tape distract you
CNN's Chris Cuomo says a tape containing a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen in which the two men prior to the election discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump shouldn't distract you from the real issues.
Opinion: Cohen's recording of Trump is a warning sign
Michael Avenatti was right: The "#trumptapes" do exist. Michael Cohen, the man who once said he'd be willing to take a bullet for Donald Trump, has now provided perhaps the strongest evidence against him.
Fiat Chrysler CEO resigns after surgery
Contaminants from power plant waste don't always have to be monitored, says EPA
In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting with Secretary Rick Perry. Also at the table was Andrew Wheeler, who this month became acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
GOP Rep.'s warning on Trump and Russia
In a New York Times op-ed — headlined "Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do?" — Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd writes of this week's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin:
Analysis: The week the whispers about Trump and Russia became a roar
For months and months, liberals have insisted that Russia has something on Donald Trump -- some sort of compromising material ("Kompromat") that made the American President repeatedly call into question the idea that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and was likely to continue to do so in future campaigns.
Mueller wants to talk to 'Manhattan Madam'
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has reached out to the lawyer for Kristin Davis, famously known as the "Manhattan madam," a source familiar with the matter says.
Congress doesn't agree on anything but this
On the fourth chaotic day of fallout from President Donald Trump's hugely consequential remarks regarding the US relationship to Russia, Congress did something rare: it took unified action.
Reagan aide: Condemn Trump's 'enemy of the people' rhetoric
In a rare display of bipartisan unity, Republican and Democratic senators and representatives are practically tripping over each other to get in front of television cameras to blast Russian President Vladimir Putin for attempting to undermine our democracy by seeking to tamper with the 2016 presidential campaign. They correctly claim that interference with our elections strikes at the heart of America, is something that cannot be ignored and must not be allowed to happen again.
Opinion: Remember what happened the last time America chose to be isolated
By attacking our closest allies and their leaders and displaying obsequious deference to the virtual dictator Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has repudiated American global leadership. He has replaced it with a hyper-nationalism and unilateralism that are less of a foreign policy and more the bullying tactics of a would-be strongman.
President George H.W. Bush's doctor fatally shot on bike
A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.
Nikki Haley, Jared Kushner: For Gaza peace, tell the truth about Hamas
The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn't happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible, and it holds important lessons for how the world considers issues in the Middle East.
Dallas police officer killed during funeral procession for another officer
A Dallas Police Department motorcycle officer was killed Saturday when a suspected drunk driver ran into him during a funeral procession for another police officer, the police department said.
NYPD files formal departmental charges against officers in Eric Garner case
The New York police officer who choked Eric Garner in 2014 has been formally served with departmental charges, an NYPD spokesman said Saturday.
CIA official: China waging a 'cold war'
The goal of China's influence operations around the world is to replace the United States as the world's leading superpower, the CIA's Michael Collins said Friday.
He came here with $200 and hope. Now he's taking on the President
Not too long ago, voters in Maine and Alaska received a robocall from the man who owned the iconic moment of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Rare video shows last known member of isolated tribe
Brazil's National Indian Foundation, Funai, released video showing what they believe to be the last remaining member of a native tribe. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
New documentary explores triplets separated at birth experiment
"Three Identical Strangers" documentary director Tim Wardle tells CNN's Michael Smerconish what was learned from an experiment that separated triplets at birth.
Father of Parkland survivors shot dead
A shooting in February scarred Elama Ali. Another this month took her father's life.
Tiger in contention after best round at British Open since 2006
Whoopi Goldberg kicks guest off 'The View'
Actress and host of "The View" Whoopi Goldberg got into a shouting match with Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro.
Another LeBron Lakers mural vandalized
Umpires suspended for a crazy call
Baby born in Chick-fil-A gets free food for life
Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin already had a "Little Nugget" onesie picked out for her before she arrived in the world on Tuesday night.
New research finds a quadrillion tons of diamonds
As it turns out, diamonds in the Earth are much more common than we thought. About 1,000 times more common, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Meghan Markle's dad has message for her
Thomas Markle has spoken with several media outlets, telling "The Sun" he misses the relationship with his daughter Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.
Video of Obama's dance moves goes viral
Former US President Barack Obama showed off his dance moves with his step-grandmother while visiting a youth center opened by his half-sister in Kogelo, Kenya.
After plastic straws, this entrepreneur wants plastic toothbrushes to disappear
Forget your 401k if you own a home (do this)
11 members of a family were on the boat. Nine of them are dead.
A day after a duck boat capsized and sank during a severe storm at a southern Missouri lake, killing at least 11 people, divers are resuming a search for six people who remain missing.
Investigation into tragedy could take up to a year
The investigation into the sinking of a duck boat that killed 17 people in Missouri --- including nine from one family -- could take up to a year to complete, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
Woman who lost 9 family members speaks out
Tia Coleman describes her experience surviving a duck boat accident in Missouri in which she lost nine family members.
Opinion: This tragedy wasn't a surprise to me
When I was a boy, my father built a cabin on Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains. We stayed there during the summers. Usually once a week, we would venture into Branson, Missouri, for a sightseeing outing or entertainment. The one thing that always caught my attention were the duck boats.
These are the names of all of the victims
The sinking of a duck boat near Branson, Missouri, took the lives of 17 people, including nine members of one family. The amphibious vehicle went down in about 40 feet of water Thursday during rough weather at Table Rock Lake.
22 of the best places to visit in the United States
Don't believe in bucket lists? This list of the 22 best places to visit in the United States may have you whipping out pen and paper or your favorite digital note-taking app so you can start one stat.
Insider's guide to Chicago's hottest foodie 'hood
Dodging a forklift is getting less and less likely in Chicago's trendy West Loop neighborhood.
The best things to do in and around San Francisco's Union Square
San Francisco's Union Square gets a bad rap.
The classic Air Force One design that Trump wants to ditch
The current look of Air Force One is a true design classic. It dates back to 1962, and is the result of collaboration between JFK and Raymond Loewy, one of the fathers of industrial design.
Watch cargo plane pull off loop-the-loop
At the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show in Britain, major plane manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus showed off their latest and greatest tech.
Host leaving Fox News to hit the campaign trail with Trump Jr.
The week in 27 photos
Take a look at 27 photos of the week from July 12 through July 19.
Looking to buy your first home? Good luck with that
How to handle multiple saving goals
Experimental treatment uses modified stem cells to fight cancer
Why Kavanaugh needs to brush up on his Watergate history
A second Trump-Putin meeting would be madness
Donald Trump is President, but he is not king of America; the country is not his private property.
Why we should ditch the 'perfect woman' myth
Comedian to congressman: Go ahead, call us sluts
Rep. Jason Lewis was elected in 2016 to serve the people of Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.
Trump's right: Britain IS in turmoil
Given the turbulent period Theresa May has been experiencing over the past fortnight, she could be forgiven for thinking that the forthcoming summer break, when the UK Parliament does not sit for six weeks, has not come soon enough.
Cupp: The champ of throwing shade at Trump is...
US should wonder: has the Great Experiment failed?
Forget your 401k if you own a home (Do This)
Japanese Billionaire's prediction will give you goosebumps
5 cards charging 0% interest until 2020
Democratic governors set to take on the bigger names in 2020 race
A handful of Democratic governors are wading into the early stages of the 2020 presidential contest.
At RNC meeting, no one is sweating Trump-Putin summit
If President Donald Trump sparked a widespread backlash over his news conference beside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, one wouldn't have known it from the buoyant tone among Republican Party officials this week.
Worries linger after EPA changes coal ash rules
Concerns are rising for residents living near coal ash ponds after Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, rolled back regulations on the storage of the toxic waste. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.
Foodborne illness may be on the rise. Here's why
One child drank apple cider at a Connecticut farm, another a glass of juice during a road trip in Oregon; later, both were rushed to emergency rooms as they struggled for their lives. A middle-aged woman became sick more than a decade ago after enjoying a salad at a banquet hosted by a California hotel; her debilitating symptoms continue to this day.
Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans
More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study.
Valsartan heart drug recall: 4 things to know
Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.
The myth of the sunscreen pill
If you heard that a dietary supplement would "strengthen your skin's defenses against ultraviolet radiation," "defend your skin and eyes from sun damage" or act as "basically an oral sunscreen," would you think it was too good to be true?
Is sparkling water as hydrating as regular water?
Good news: Sparkling water (including the flavored kind), which often helps with the taste fatigue some people experience with plain water, is just as hydrating as non-carbonated water.
How 'Halloween' saved a fan
Who knew a panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming "Halloween" film would produce one of the most emotional moments of this year's annual fan convention?
'Mama Mia' sequel is a super trouper
At a moment where gloom feels pervasive in many quarters, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" rides a tide of joy, fun and mother-daughter bonding, again set to a jaunty array of ABBA tunes. This decade-later sequel also features a pair of natural assets -- the dazzling beauty of its island setting, and the utterly winning presence of Lily James, who occupies what amounts to the central role as the younger version of Meryl Streep's character.
Shondaland 2.0 arrives at Netflix
Shonda Rhimes's first batch of shows for Netflix will primarily be female-powered stories, several of which will be spearheaded by female creatives.
Offset Targeted Because He's a Rich, Successful, Black Rapper, Says Lawyer
Offset was unjustly targeted by police because he's successful, wealthy, black and a rapper ... so says his lawyer. Attorney Drew Findling tells TMZ ... his client broke NO LAWS, and cops used a lane change as a thinly veiled excuse to try and take…
Salt Bae Unveils His Wax Sculpture at Restaurant in Istanbul
Remember Salt Bae? Well he's back ... and in wax sculpture form. The famous Turkish chef/Internet sensation, real name Nusret Gokce, just revealed his very own wax figure on his Instagram. The Salt Bae sculpture is located at his restaurant in…
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Make Out in Miami Restaurant
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are still very much a happily engaged couple ... and they're saying it with their own lips. The 2 were spotted grabbing dinner at Komodo restaurant in Miami around 10 PM Friday night, and sat on the same side of the…
Offset Released on Bail in Gun/Drug Case and Back Home with Cardi B
Offset is a free man again and back home with Cardi B, after posting $17k bail in his gun/drug case. Offset was released after going in front of a judge at an Atlanta courthouse Saturday morning, appearing on charges he had 3 guns and pot in his…
Chris Brown Fainting Kid is Doing Fine, Says He was Just Starstruck
The 9-year-old kid who fainted onstage with Chris Brown but was fortunately scooped up by the singer before he fell says ... it all went down because he was starstruck! Parion McCoy tells TMZ ... it was a stroke of luck he was invited onto the…
Anthony Anderson Silent on Criminal Assault Investigation
Anthony Anderson was a man of no words Saturday morning ... on the subject of the criminal assault investigation in which he is listed as a suspect. We got the "Black-ish" star Saturday at LAX at the crack of dawn and asked about the woman who…
Amir Khan Apologizes for Calling Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce' But Still Has Pronoun Issues
UK boxer Amir Khan seems heartfelt in his apology over calling Caitlyn Jenner "Bruce" on social media the night of the ESPYs ... but he still has pronoun issues. We got Amir Friday night on Hollywood Blvd., and he seemed genuinely apologetic for…
Bianca Lawson Says Her Bra Exploded During Westworld Audition
Bianca Lawson says her "Westworld" audition was a fiasco because her bra -- that was filled with oil -- exploded as she angled to get the role. Bianca was at LAX Friday night when she told our photog about her wonky bra. Sadly, she didn't get the…
Offset Arrested for Gun Possession in Georgia
7/21 7:30 AM PT -- Bail was just set at $17k. 7/21 6:47 AM PT -- Police say Offset had 3 handguns in the vehicle and $107,000. 3:46 PM PT -- Offset was hit with 4 charges ... possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon during a crime…
Conor McGregor to Dodge Jail and Deportation in Plea Deal
Conor McGregor is one lucky scofflaw ... because TMZ Sports has learned he's on the verge of striking a deal in his New York City criminal case that will keep him in the U.S. and out of jail. We've learned Conor's lawyer is in the final stages of…
Sarah Palin Says Bristol Will be Great for 'Teen Mom' and She Might Make a Cameo
Sarah Palin's proud as heck of her daughter, Bristol, joining the cast of "Teen Mom OG" ... and doesn't rule out making an appearance or 2 herself. We got the former Vice Presidential candidate at LAX Friday and asked about her family getting…
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge
Donald Trump's love of Putin seems to know no bounds ... meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo showed everyone he's the man. So, we gotta ask ...
Ninja Says He's 'Being Smart' with Gaming Fortune, 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
Pro gaming legend Ninja says he's not going out like Antoine Walker -- telling TMZ Sports he's saving every penny of the FORTUNE he's making playing video games so he doesn't end up broke. Ninja is considered the best Fortnite player on the…
Post Malone In Talks For 'Queer Eye' and in Need of a Shower
Post Malone fans might get what they asked for because the rapper's "Queer Eye" cameo might actually happen, and Post's already got a new look in mind. We got Posty outside Chin Chin in WeHo and he admitted he was in need of a shower because he's…
What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!
Don't let these two almost identical images of Amanda Seyfried point you in the wrong direction ... do some searching of your own and see if you can put your finger on the differences between the two super similar photos! **HINT -- There are…
Jimmy Garoppolo Targeted By Adult Sponsor After Porn Date
Jimmy Garoppolo's new porn-star-loving image may not be so bad for business after all -- he's already getting new endorsement offers ... TMZ Sports has learned. No, they're not coming from church groups or family friendly companies -- we're…
Richie Incognito Praises Donald Trump, You Killed It with Putin!!
Richie Incognito says Donald Trump is a couple steps ahead of the world ... and his meeting with Vladimir Putin only confirmed that -- telling TMZ Sports, "That was a power position taken by Trump." We got the ex-NFL star (sweatin' his ass off!) in…
Deontay Wilder Wants To Pummel Anthony Joshua For America
Deontay Wilder might be called the bronze bomber but the reasons he wants to beat the hell out of Anthony Joshua are red, white, and blue ... telling TMZ Sports he's doing it for the honor of America. The super fight's on hold right now ... with…
Post Malone Backs KSI In Super Fight With Logan Paul
Post Malone is taking sides in the Logan Paul-KSI boxing match ... and Logan ain't going to like this ... The "Better Now" rapper says he's got KSI in the super fight ... telling TMZ Sports if he had to be in one boxer's entourage for the August 25…
P.O.V. Bikini Selfies -- Guess Who!
These sexy stars have reinvented the traditional selfie and given us a view all their own! Sneak a peek of the sizzlin’ summer pics by sliding into our gallery of P.O.V. bikini selfies, and see if you can guess the babe showing off her…