Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts

Posted August 23, 2018

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen leaves Federal court on August 21, 2018, in NY after pleading guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud.

Cohen's plea agreement does not spell out clearly that he will cooperate with the federal government.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was made aware of tax charges against Cohen but did not need to sign off or approve them.

The charges against Manafort were brought by special counsel and respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's role in tipping the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor.

"They didn't come out of the campaign, they came from me", he said, adding that if the money had come from the campaign, then "that could be a little dicey".

It's not clear whether such a deal would include Cohen's cooperation in the ongoing investigation special counsel investigation surrounding Trump.

"Doesn't involve me", Trump told reporters.

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Nonetheless, many in the media have heralded the Manafort-Cohen news as proof that Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation is justified.

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He told a federal court in Manhattan that Mr Trump directed him to arrange payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Mr Trump. The timing and the financial details match allegations by adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, professionally known as Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

The Cohen investigation was referred to the Southern District of NY by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sanders pushed back forcefully against the notion that Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen's plea deal implicated the president in an illegal campaign-finance scheme.

'Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime.

A Cohen guilty plea would avoid a high profile trial, but also could require him to cooperate with investigators probing whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in its efforts to sway the 2016 USA presidential elections.

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Though Cohen has for years been portrayed as a lawyer who handed some of the most important and sensitive issues for Trump, the president has insisted to associates in recent months that Cohen was not that closely involved with him.

The president's former "fixer" had previously been a staunch supporter of Mr Trump, saying he would "take a bullet" for the president.

Trump spent Tuesday cooped up in the White House as the high-profile cases reached their conclusion, but as the twin bombshell dropped he appeared to take it in stride.

If Donald Trump ever wants to retain the legal services of Michael Cohen again for some reason, he's going to have to wait several years.

"Any attempt by the President to pardon Mr. Manafort or interfere in the investigation into his campaign would be a gross abuse of power and require immediate action by Congress", Senate Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner said in a statement Tuesday.

The searches - in which agents collected all of Cohen's phones and electronic devices - set off panic in the White House that federal investigators were looking into Trump's business dealings and communications with Cohen.

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