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Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty, Says Trump Directed Him to Pay Off Women to Influence Election

Longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has officially pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of bank fraud, and two counts of campaign contribution violations.

The man oft referred to as the president’s fixer made the admission in court that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal “at the direction of” Trump, “for the principal purpose of influencing the election.”

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