Michael Cohen is involved in two separate investigations, both of which are connected to President Trump, and both of which resulted in guilty pleas.
- Cohen, President Trump’s personal/business lawyer, admitted to lying to Congress about negotiations for Trump on a development project Trump was trying to get permission to build in Moscow. Cohen said the negotiations lasted longer into the campaign than anyone thought, and, he said, Trump knew about them.
- Cohen also said he broke campaign finance laws by paying off two women who might have cast a bad light on Trump as he was running for president. Campaign finance laws are in place in order to provide transparency during the election progress.
- Cohen said he made payments at the direction of the president.
- These two guilty pleas by Cohen have brought the impeachment discussion to the forefront.