Michael Cohen trial: Trump accused of directing hush money

p06j35n5Source: BBC News

US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty in a New York court to violating campaign finance laws.

He said he had done so at the direction of “the candidate”, for the “principal purpose of influencing [the] election”.

The admission was related to hush money paid to Mr Trump’s alleged lovers.

Mr Trump has not commented. In May, he admitted reimbursing Cohen for paying one of the women, having earlier denied any knowledge of it.

Cohen, 51, admitted eight counts on Tuesday, including tax and bank fraud, in a plea deal with prosecutors which may see his prison sentence reduced from 65 years to five years and three months.

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  1. The interesting thing about all these trials is that the ‘crimes’ are tax evasion and similar, nothing to do with ‘Russia-gate’. I suppose if one would look as carefully into the details of any business men (including Trump empire) one would fine many such things (tax evasion etc).

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