Cohen pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges as well as campaign finance violations, alleging he acted at the direction of then-candidate Trump.
But by the time Trump weighed in on the two events on Wednesday morning, it was clear that his opinion of his two former employees differs wildly.
Michael Cohen's transformation from loyal retainer promising to take a bullet for Donald Trump to Judas spotlights the strong arm of the USA law and how determined the president's former attorney is to limit his time in prison.
"'Justice" took a 12 year old tax case, among other things", Trump wrote on Twitter, "applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to "break" - make up stories to get a "deal.' Such respect for a fearless man!"
"A large number of counts, ten, could not even be decided in the Paul Manafort case". Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations that the lawyer said he carried out in coordination with Trump.
"Later on I knew", Trump told Fox News Channel when asked if he knew about the payments. Cohen admitted in court that Trump had directed him to pay off two women-adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal-to keep them quiet in order to influence the 2016 election. Michael "The Rat" Cohen is how one person close to the president privately described him, a CNN journalist has reported.
In his first reaction to the Cohen bombshell, Trump asserted in a series of tweets that his former lawyer's campaign finance violations were "not a crime". Scoring eight guilty convictions against Manafort is a significant credibility boost for Mueller's team, which has been accused by Trump and his allies of conducting a "witch hunt" against the president.
Donald Trump insisted on Wednesday (Aug 22) he did nothing wrong after his longtime attorney implicated him in illicit hush payments made before the 2016 election, as experts warned the legal maelstrom swirling around the Republican leader could further threaten his presidency. "So that is the functional equivalent of the word 'cooperate.' I don't know why ... they didn't use the word", Davis said.
Manafort and Cohen probably could have continued committing financial crimes and making lots of money for the rest of their working lives if only Trump hadn't won the election and become ensnared in a special counsel investigation.
As part of a tax evasion scheme, Michael Cohen failed to tell the Internal Revenue Service about a $30,000 profit from the sale of a French luxury handbag. Manafort faces separate charges in September in the District of Columbia that include acting as a foreign agent.
'I don't know if they're ready to donate, Lanny, ' Kelly responded.
Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has said the payments were made to spare the president and his family embarrassment and were unrelated to the campaign. And with the legal risks for the president mounting, it's safe to say the Cohens are off Donald Trump's Christmas card list.
Cohen's accusation increases political pressure for Trump ahead of November's congressional elections where Democrats are trying to regain control of the House of Representatives and Senate.
The restriction tightened during the apartheid era, as the governing National Party created desolate "homelands" for black people. His tweet followed a piece on Fox News about South Africa's planned land reforms - and he tagged Fox News host Tucker Carlson .
Faber said his team tested, "45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats", and found glyphosate in all but two. He said developmental studies are still needed to show how glyphosate will effect children and infants later in life.
Qatar said it would provide "a host of economic projects, investments and deposits" worth $15 billion to support Turkey's economy. Turkey is calling for the U.S.to extradite a Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric accused engineering a 2016 coup attempt .
The SEC is the regulatory arm of the SEA, and since its formation, quarterly earnings reports have been mandatory. President Donald Trump on Friday said meetings with corporate executives had prompted him to ask the U.S.
Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, hailed her as "one of America's greatest national treasures ". The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds", the statement said.
Brady was ideal on his first drive completing all five of his passes for 27 yards and the Patriots' first of many touchdowns. Philadelphia reported on Twitter that defensive lineman Michael Bennett also remained in the locker room.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova also reached the final four with victory over Belgian Elise Mertens 7-5 5-7 6-3. She will face rising 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, who upset Madison Keys of the United States 6-3 6-4.
The roka ceremony will be followed by a star-studded party later tonight where Nick will meet Priyanka's friends and colleagues. Priyanka's guest list is said to include her cousin Parineeti Chopra and Bollywood buds like Ranveer Singh and Manish Malhotra.
The Indian military also opened an air base August 20 to commercial flights to help bring in relief goods and fly out residents. Abdul Samad, a 56-year-old fish seller, scooped water and garbage from his devastated concrete home in the town of Pandalam.
The MLB All-Star was frequently spotted admiring Lopez as she went around doing interviews and taking solo pictures on the carpet. There was one posthumous victor : Avicii, who died in April, won for best dance for "Lonely Together" alongside Rita Ora.
Gwendolyn Quinn said the singer died at her home in Detroit on Thursday morning where she was surrounded by friends and family. Though the legendary singer's first album was released in 1956, it took her years to achieve mainstream success.
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms, poses no threat to US
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Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks
President Ashraf Ghani said it would come into effect on Monday if the Taliban accepted, but the militants have not responded yet. More than 100 Afghan security forces personnel and up to 250 civilians died, according to early United Nations estimates.