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Cohen And "The Candidate"

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21 in New York City. Cohen admitted to violating federal campaign finance laws at the direction for then-presidential candidate Trump.
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21 in New York City. Cohen admitted to violating federal campaign finance laws at the direction for then-presidential candidate Trump.

President Trump's former personal attorney pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud and a campaign finance violation Tuesday.

Michael Cohen's plea seems to implicate President Trump, although he told prosecutors that he made payments in at the "direction" of an unnamed candidate for federal office.

On the same day, Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of financial crimes.

Trump said Tuesday that Manafort is a "good man" and that none of his trial has anything to do with Russian collusion. (He did not mention Cohen.)

What does all of this mean for the president?

GUESTS

Carol Leonnig, National investigative reporter, The Washington Post; @CarolLeonnig

Susan Hennessey, Fellow, Brookings Institute; former National Security Administration attorney; @Susan_Hennessey

For more, visit https://the1a.org.

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