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The president's legal quandary in NY, meanwhile, continues to deepen after federal prosecutors there granted immunity last week to Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer for the Trump Organization, and David Pecker, a longtime Trump ally who is the executive of the National Enquirer magazine's parent company.

The Wall Street Journal first reported Weisselberg's immunity deal.

He arranged for the Trump Organization to reimburse Cohen, who paid $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 in exchange for her silence on an alleged one-night stand with Trump in 2006, the Journal said.

He was summoned to testify earlier this year in the investigation into Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer, USA media report.

American Media's chief content officer Dylan Howard is also reported to have been granted immunity. Mr. Weisselberg has worked for the Trump family for more than four decades, including as treasurer for the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

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Hunter says his "constituents are not easily misled" and he will fight the allegations the same way he fought as a Marine. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called the accusations "deeply serious" and removed him from his committee assignments .

Forty-six percent said they heard "a lot" of news about Cohen, while 34 percent had heard some news about Cohen. Trump has denied there was an affair. Mueller's office prosecuted Manafort and, having uncovered Cohen's misdeeds, had handed that matter to fellow prosecutors in NY.

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The conversations reportedly were about Mr Cohen, who this week pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws over payments to two women claiming affairs with Mr Trump before the election. But then, in a "Fox & Friends" interview, Trump began to dramatically play down his relationship with Cohen.

Derschowitz also repeated the right-wing talking point that speaking to special investigators would find Trump walking into a "perjury trap".

Despite Trump's defiant tone, Washington-based campaign finance expert Kate Belinski, of the Nossaman law firm, said to expect legal consequences for both Trump and his campaign - most likely in the form of a civil complaint before the Federal Election Commission.

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It was the latest hint that the first lady might be subtly separating herself from her husband and his controversial views. President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokeswoman said the government would "take up the matter through diplomatic channels".

"In July, Cohen released an audio tape in which he and Trump discussed plans to buy McDougal's story from the Enquirer".

In a separate development, the NY attorney general is moving to open a state criminal tax investigation into Cohen.

In fact, prosecutors said, Cohen had no retainer agreement with the Trump Organization at the time, and the invoices were not in connection with any legal services he provided in 2017.

Trump has repeatedly denied there was collusion and has labelled the Mueller probe a "witch hunt".

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Roger Federer , Juan Martin del Porto, Alexander Zverev and Kevin Anderson are also included in the top five of the men's bracket. Venus, seeded 16th this year, has a first-round matchup against wildcard Svetlana Kuznetsova, a victor in NY in 2004.

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