Trump 'strongly suggests' anyone needing a lawyer pass on Cohen

Her remarks came one day after Cohen pleaded guilty to eight violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws, implicating Trump directly in some of his acts.

President Trump told "Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt that he knew "later on" about payments that his then-attorney Michael Cohen arranged to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

President Donald Trump speaks to the news media on the tarmac about the federal conviction of his former presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort as the president arrives for a campaign event in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. August 21, 2018. So let me ask you this - what kind of legal exposure could President Trump be facing at this point, given those admissions?

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump lashed out on Twitter, slamming Cohen, who has signaled a willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Cohen first attracted national attention when Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said he paid her the $130,000 shortly before the November 2016 election to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter with Trump.

Cohen left the courthouse shortly after the hearing ended, entering a black Buick as a protester across the street screamed, "Lock him up".

A day after telling a federal court that Donald Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws, Michael Cohen was hit with a subpoena in a separate investigation in NY state of Trump's charitable foundation. The Post reports that Mueller has determined Cohen isn't necessary to the special counsel's work. Cohen made the payments through a company he owned before submitting fake invoices to Trump, through which he was duly reimbursed.

The investigation against Cohen first burst into public view in April, when FBI agents searched his NY office, home and hotel room.

Neither prosecutors in Manhattan nor Cohen's attorney would comment on the matter. His lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said the payments were made to spare Trump and his family embarrassment and were unrelated to the campaign.

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump working with former campaign manager Paul Manafort in October 2017
Camera Icon Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump working with former campaign manager Paul Manafort in October

No charges have been filed yet as a result of the investigation into Cohen.

Cohen has had a front-row seat to Mr. Trump's business dealings for years.

But the president expressed sympathy for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted on eight counts in a federal tax and bank fraud trial on Tuesday.

It's not clear how the plea deal with Cohen might affect other entities that have been under scrutiny by federal prosecutors as part of the Cohen investigation, including AMI or Pecker.

Cohen had been under scrutiny by federal prosecutors starting in the fall of 2017, when Mueller's team came across some unusual financial transactions and loans Cohen had obtained.

Legal experts disagree over whether Trump could be impeached based on the allegation that he directed Cohen to make an unlawful campaign contribution. "Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to 'break"'.

Instead, the warrant was sought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, not Special Counsel Mueller.

"I think that's a ridiculous accusation", Sanders said.

In another tweet, Mr Trump said, "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen".

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