The 45th President of the United States


On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that Flynn would serve as National Security Advisor in his coming administration. As a member of the Executive Office of the President, Flynn did not require confirmation by the United States Senate. - Even prior to his appointment as National Security Advisor, Flynn had already drawn criticism for what sources including The Washington Post and Associated Press have described as his close relations with Russia, and for his promotion and popularization of anti-Clinton conspiracy theories and fake news stories during the 2016 presidential campaign. On January 22, 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that Flynn was under investigation by U.S. counterintelligence agents for his communications with Russian officials. Flynn resigned on February 13, 2017. (wp)

Michael Dean Cohen (* August 25, 1966, Long Island, New York) is a U.S. attorney who gained international renown for his role in representing the interests of later U.S. President Donald Trump. The U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating Cohen's involvement in possible hush money payments since 2018. On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, it became known that Cohen had negotiated a deal with US investigators. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion and false testimony. (lem)

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