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Michael Cohen is discussing a possible guilty plea with federal prosecutors in Manhattan in connection with tax fraud and banking-related matters. NBC says deal could come as early as today. nbcnews.com/news/crime-cou…
⚖️ Michael Cohen has entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, per @ABC
Michael Cohen has reached plea deal on campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion. abcn.ws/2hFejwL
Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen strikes plea deal with federal prosecutors, entering into building to be changed and booked now. cnbc.com/2018/08/21/tru…
To be arraigned today at 4:00 pm, SDNY Manhattan court, under. Charges include campaign finance violations.
Cohen has NO plea deal, as rumored,
Guilty plea only.
Cohen is expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank fraud, according to three sources. The deal would include jail time and a substantial monetary fine. cnn.com/2018/08/21/pol…
The campaign finance violations are associated with Cohen’s role in alleged hush money agreements with two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who claim to have had affairs with Donald Trump.
Plea deal does not include cooperation. Court beginning now.
Cohen has now pled guilty to tax evasion and making a false statement regarding a credit application and an excessive campaign contribution. States to court no alcohol or drugs in his system.
Counts 1-5 —Tax evasion 2012-2016.

Count 6 — false statement to financial institution Feb 2015-April 2016.

Count 7 — willful cause of unlawful corporate contribution June 2016-Oct. 2016.

Count 8 — excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016.
Count 8 is in relation to Stormy Daniels, per her attorney Michael Avenatti.
Confirmed “at direction of the candidate”, implicating Trump.
Michael Cohen Says He Paid Off Woman Who Claimed Affair at Trump’s Direction. nyti.ms/2OUBjTy?smid=n…
Cohen leaves the courthouse, just now.
Michael Cohen plea filing by SDNY, August 21, 2018 ⚖️
documentcloud.org/documents/4779…
Cohen and Sater were involved in the Trump Tower Moscow deal.
Michael Cohen, then Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in ADVANCE about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said. cnn.it/2LoPrXK
"Cohen caused and made the payments described herein in order to influence the 2016 presidential election. In so doing, he coordinated with one or more members of the campaign, including through meetings and phone calls"
“...thereby intending to influence the 2016 presidential election.”
justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/m…
Breaking News ⚖️
New York State has issued subpoena today to Michael Cohen on the Trump Foundation.
Anyone charged with a state crime could not be pardoned by the president. apnews.com/amp/72c5c19195…
Michael Cohen's attorney: The 'final straw' for Cohen was Trump's disastrous summit with Putin, and he now feels 'liberated' after making a deal with prosecutors.
businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-…
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