Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen cooperating in Mueller probe

Michael Cohen confirms cooperation against President Trump says he is giving Mueller 'critical information'

Michael Cohen confirms cooperation against President Trump says he is giving Mueller 'critical information'

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen has been actively working with Robert Mueller's Special Counsel and has sat down for hours of interviews.

According to Thursday's ABC News report, federal prosecutors from Manhattan have sat in some of the interview sessions, and Cohen is also cooperating with NY state authorities investigating the Trump Foundation and Trump Organization.

The questioning was related to Trump's dealings with Russian Federation and potential collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign, sources told ABC News.

Last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including two campaign finance violations.

Cohen pleaded guilty to charges involving his arrangement of payouts of hush money just before the November 2016 vote to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump. Cohen has evidently discussed "all aspects of Trump's dealings with Russian Federation", and he has been asked about whether the president has offered to pardon him.

Mueller's office originally referred his case to federal prosecutors in NY, apparently because the allegations against the president's longtime fixer fell outside the special counsel's mandate.

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Cohen has been one of Trump's closest associates over the past decade and admitted he made illegal campaign contributions in the 2016 presidential election at the behest of Trump. Last week, Paul Manafort, the president's former campaign chairman, agreed to cooperate with Mueller's inquiry as part of a plea agreement to reduce criminal charges stemming from his political consulting work in Ukraine.

Lanny Davis, one of Cohen's attorneys, later took credit for his client's since-deleted tweet.

Cohen's guilty plea last month directly implicated Trump in campaign finance crimes over his knowledge and coordination of hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Former Trump's lawyer cooperation with the special counsel may worsen the relationship between the investigators and the White House that has gone on the offensive and called the probe a "witch hunt".

Cohen did not respond to a request for comment.

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