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The White House And Congress React To The Explosive Cohen Allegations

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Mueller Team Breaks Usual Silence To Dispute Buzzfeed's Cohen Perjury Report

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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York on Aug. 21, 2018. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller's Office Disputes BuzzFeed Report That Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress

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A Head-Spinning Week In The Mueller Probe Produces A Sentence And A Plea

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, says Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women during the closing weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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President Trump held a rally Tuesday night but waited until Wednesday to respond to the legal troubles of two close associates. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Day After Cohen Guilty Plea, Trump Contradicts His Former Personal Lawyer

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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Trump, leaves the federal courthouse Tuesday in New York City. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen's Lawyer Says His Client Would Never Accept Pardon From 'Corrupt' Trump

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The two high-profile people close to President Trump, Michael Cohen (left) and Paul Manafort, were either found guilty or pleaded guilty to multiple federal crimes Tuesday. It was the closest Trump has been tied to potentially criminal acts as president. Don Emmert/AFP and Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, seen in June, released a tape of what seems to be then-candidate Trump and him discussing payments to a former Playboy model. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer of President Trump, reportedly taped their conversation about payments to Karen McDougal. The former Playboy model hoped to publish an account of her alleged affair with Trump. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen, a longtime personal lawyer and confidante for President Trump, said Monday his "first loyalty" rests with his family. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Hints He May Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

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Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Trump, leaves federal court in New York City in April. His legal troubles may test his loyalty to Trump, which has been built over years of protecting his boss in part by using legal threats. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

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Lawyers for Michael Cohen said an explosive document released about him this week was full of false information, although they did concede payments from some corporate clients. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks to reporters as she exits a federal courthouse in New York City after a hearing related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney and confidante on April 16. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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