Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts

President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

Cohen's lawyer has said his client has knowledge of whether Mr Trump knew about the computer hacking which undermined his Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

In the president's view, Manafort is "brave", and Cohen is a bad lawyer who, Trump incorrectly asserted, pleaded guilty to "violations" that "are not a crime". Cohen is known to have paid adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen walks out of court in New York City, New York, U.S., August 21, 2018.

At a courthouse close to Washington, jurors deliberated on whether the president's former campaign chair Paul Manafort - a man who was instrumental in him winning the Republican nomination - was guilty of a separate slew of charges.

The 51-year-old Cohen said in federal court in NY on Tuesday that he made the payments in co-ordination with Trump, who wasn't named, to influence the election.

Perspective on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's plea deal and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction from an global and criminal law specialist.

"They're weren't taken out of campaign finance". Cohen did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The probe also led to a referral from Mueller about Cohen to federal prosecutors in NY who began their own probe of the longtime Trump lawyer.

"It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr Cohen's actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time", attorney Rudy Giuliani said.

Michael Cohen was also effectively accusing the president of the United States of joining him in criminal activity ahead of the 2016 election.

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Trump's self-described fixer Michael Cohen tweeted that December.

Cohenpleaded guilty to eight felony charges, including campaign finance violations and tax evasion.

Sitting Presidents are not indicted, but Mr. Trump could be charged once he leaves office, according to several legal scholars. "Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to "break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal'".

We're told Cohen will lose his right to practice law as soon as the NY Attorney Grievance Committee files a motion to have him disbarred.it's just waiting on the official paperwork needed to get the ball rolling.

The president has repeatedly voiced frustration that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been unwilling to intervene into investigations into Trump and his allies, including the ongoing special counsel probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

"I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family".

The fact that Cohen was being investigated first came to light in April, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home, office and his hotel room.

Cohen's plea deal includes a possible sentence of up to five years and three months in prison, Judge William Pauley III said during the hearing.

Trump didn't mention Cohen at the West Virginia rally Tuesday night in Charleston for Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, but again denounced the Russian Federation inquiry and coverage by news media. You know, they're still looking for collusion!

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