President Trump had a very bad day.
- Michael Cohen plead guilty to eight criminal charges and admitted that an “unnamed candidate” told him to make payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 race. Prior to the guilty plea, President Trump had denied knowledge of the payments.
- President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilt on eight counts of financial crimes. Jurors were unable to agree on 10 charges, and a mistrial was called on those counts. He faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. On September 17, he will return to trial to face additional charges.