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Report: Ukraine Paid Michael Cohen $400K to Arrange Talks With Trump, Using NY-Area Chabad Contact

The BBC is reporting President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received at least $400,000 to “fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump”:

The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law… Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country’s anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

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House Passes $717B Pentagon Policy Measure

The House Thursday passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.

The bipartisan 351-66 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where a key panel completed a companion measure in a closed-door session on Wednesday.

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