Trump’s former lawyer pleads guilty to campaign violation

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

According to him, he had done so at the direction of the candidate, for the principal purpose of influencing the election.

It was gathered that, the admission was related to hush money paid to Trump’s alleged mistresses, however, he has not commented.

It would be recalled that, in May, Trump admitted reimbursing Cohen for paying one of the women, having earlier denied any knowledge of it.

However, the developments in the Cohen and Manafort cases have revived speculation that the president himself may face legal proceedings.

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