Michael Cohen admitted to the court that he violated campaign finance laws at the direction of a candidate for federal office, Bloomberg tweeted:
BREAKING: Michael Cohen says he was directed to violate campaign law at the direction of a candidate for federal office https://t.co/NUGLW24Zz9
— Bloomberg (@business) August 21, 2018
According to the outlet, Cohen said that he was “directed to violate campaign law at the direction of a candidate for federal office. At the same candidate’s direction, he said he paid $130,000 to somebody to keep them quiet, which was later repaid by the candidate.”
Though Cohen did not identify the people involved, the facts match Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels and Trump’s acknowledged repayment, Bloomberg noted.
More from Bloomberg:
The prosecutor told the judge the purpose of the payments was to ensure that the individuals did not disclose “alleged affairs with the candidate.” Besides the $130,000 payment, Cohen admitted to making an illegal contribution of $150,000, which was how much McDougal received from the National Enquirer’s publisher to quash her story.
(Read more from “Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Feds; Surrenders to Fbi Hours Before Court Appearance” HERE)