Federal prosecutors also implicated Trump in the alleged hush-money
scheme, noting in court filings before Cohen's sentencing that the former Trump lawyer "admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1," a reference to the president.
Those closely following the story about the hush-money payments are much more inclined than those paying less attention to think Trump acted illegally.
Republicans are about twice as likely to say Trump acted unethically but not illegally in the hush-money matter as in the Russia matter.
Cohen is the only person charged with a crime in connection with the hush-money
payments to women who allegedly had affairs with Trump.
The agreement secures Pecker's testimony in any future cases stemming from the hush-money
payments, while winning a criminal case over the Bezos matter would be far from clear-cut, Rodgers said.
District Judge William Pauley III called a "veritable smorgasbord of criminal conduct" -- crimes that include tax violations, lying to a bank and lying to Congress, as well as those related to the hush-money
WASHINGTON -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, said in a television interview set to air Friday that Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments to women who alleged they had affairs with him, directly contradicting claims from the president.
Pauley III called a "veritable smorgasbord of criminal conduct" - crimes that included tax violations, lying to a bank and lying to Congress, as well as those related to the hush-money payments.
The public will not get to see certain documents and testimony obtained in a lawsuit related to the hush-money deal involving former U.S.
The plaintiff is seeking $1.8 million he claims Hastert owes him in a $3.5 million hush-money deal to keep sexual abuse allegations secret.