Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes, Implicates Trump


Bloomberg: “President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael D. Cohen admitted he made illegal campaign contributions at the behest of Trump, Cohen’s lawyer said after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.”

“While Trump’s name wasn’t mentioned at the Cohen hearing, the crimes he admitted to — in particular that he made a $130,000 payment to someone at the candidate’s direction to silence them — match the money Cohen paid to porn actress Stephanie Clifford shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an affair she claimed to have had with Trump years earlier. Cohen also admitted that he participated in a scheme to pay $150,000 to a second woman, Karen McDougal, to keep her story out of the press.”

MORE: Michael Cohen’s guilty plea implicates Trump in federal crime. Republicans don’t care. (Source: Vox)

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