In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's record of scandal. In a plea deal, Michael Cohen has now implicated Trump in criminal activity.
“On or about the summer of 2016, in coordination with, and at the direction of, a candidate for federal office, I and the CEO of a media company at the request of the candidate worked together to keep an individual with information that would be harmful to the candidate and to the campaign from publicly disclosing this information,” Cohen said.
“After a number of discussions, we eventually accomplished the goal by the media company entering into a contract with the individual under which she received compensation of $150,000. I participated in this conduct, which on my part took place in Manhattan, for the principal purpose of influencing the election,” he said. “On or about October of 2016,” a second payment was arranged, “in coordination with, and at the direction of, the same candidate,” he said