Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen to Serve Three Years

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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen reached an agreement with prosecutors, pleading guilty to charges involving bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. (Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

On Wednesday a New York federal judged sentenced Michael Cohen to three years in prison for violating campaign finance laws by enabling hush money payments to a Playboy model who alleged having an affair with then-candidate Trump. The president responded on Twitter that he did nothing wrong and never directed Cohen to break the law. Meanwhile, Russian operative Maria Butina pled guilty Thursday to violating laws governing foreign agents. We'll discuss the latest developments in the Russia investigation.


Josh Meyer, writer, Politico

Richard Hasen, professor of law and political science, UC Irvine School of Law