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AIWA! NO! Then press~~//Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud. It was also announced today his former lawyer Michael Cohen has reached a plea deal with prosecutors investigating him for alleged financial fraud and other charges.
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Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal.
L: Michael Cohen. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images. R: Paul Manafort. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Cohen – who once said he would take a bullet for Trump – was introduced to the future president in 2006 and soon became part of his close ‘inner circle’. Their relationship began to fall apart when porn star Stormy Daniels claimed she had an affair with Trump – and Cohen paid her off.
Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud.
And while Mandort’s case focused on interactions with the Ukrainian government prior to his time at the head of Trump’s campaign in 2016, it grew out of the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election being led by former FBI chief Robert Mueller.
Manafort’s conviction and Cohen’s guilty plea is a critical moment for Trump’s presidency.