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

Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves federal court in New York City. (Reuters)

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.”

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