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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to fraud, campaign finance violations

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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts, including fraud and campaign finance violations.

Questioned by a federal judge in Manhattan, Cohen indicated he had paid sums of $130,000 and $150,000 each to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, at his boss’s request in order to buy their silence “with the purpose of influencing the election.”