Trump confident his lawyer Cohen won't betray him

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Trump said on Friday that Comey's memos triggered the investigation and suggested that if it is proven that he leaked classified information, the whole probe should be dismantled on the grounds that it was started by illegal activity.

Meanwhile, four of the five living former presidents, including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George Bush, were expected to join about 1,500 other guests in Houston to pay their respects at the funeral service for Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

The FBI raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room this month. In a series of tweets this morning, Trump called Cohen "a fine person with a wonderful family".

The Cohen probe is seen as possibly more risky to Trump than special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, as Cohen has been one of his closest associates for over a decade and is deeply entwined in his business and personal dealings. "Here's the story that seems to have touched a nerve", she tweeted. The high-profile White House correspondent has had remarkable access to the president and his inner circle, which she's used to land some of the biggest palace intrigue stories of the Trump White House - including about Trump's recent "meltdown" following the Cohen raid. In March, the president also lashed out at her on Twitter, claiming she had "no access".

Trump dismissed the perennial prize-winner Haberman as "third-rate" and claimed he "doesn't talk to her", even though he once granted her an exclusive White House sit-down interview.

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Saturday's tweets weren't the president's first angry dispatches of the weekend.

Mr. Trump's attacks on the press, which have previously drawn applause from audiences at his campaign-like rallies, have been a hallmark of his campaign strategy and now, of his presidential style. First lady Melania Trump is also expected to be in attendance. Trump has known Haberman for years since he was a private developer in NY.

Avenatti predicted the president would show up to court, but argued that it might not matter since he thinks Cohen will end up telling the court everything he knows about the president. Just look at how they're portraying him.

"While administration officials often condemn violence against reporters overseas, Trump continues his unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists and news outlets", McCain continued. "The phrase "fake news" - granted legitimacy by an American president - is being used by autocrats to silence reporters, undermine political opponents, stave off media scrutiny and mislead citizens".