In the case against the former lawyer of the US President, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, has been proclaimed the sentence. A Federal court sentenced Cohen, among other things, for tax evasion and false statements before the Congress to three years in prison. The prosecution had called for a “substantial prison sentence”.

Cohen is cooperating with FBI special investigator Robert Mueller, to investigate whether there has been in the presidential campaign of 2016, the collusion of the Trump camp with representatives of Russia. Trump rejects it and speaks of a “witch-hunt”. Mueller had attested to Cohen, to tell the truth.

At the hearing before the court, Cohen has expressed himself. “I take full responsibility for every deed, to which I have pled guilty: my personal and those of the President of the United States of America was involved,” Cohen said, according to CNN. He saw it as his duty, “his (i.e. Trumps, Anm. d. Red.) to cover up dirty deeds”.

Cohen had given to, among other things, to have the US Congress in connection with a planned but never-realized project Trumps in Moscow lied to. Accordingly, the project was followed far in the election campaign of 2016 – contrary to what Cohen originally specified.

hush money for Stormy Daniels

Cohen gave in a separately from the Russia-investigations, a Prosecutor in the New York proceedings, to have hush money to the Ex-porn actress Stormy Daniels and indirectly to at least one other woman during the election campaign of 2016 paid.

Both women, to have Affairs with Trump. Trump denies the. The public Prosecutor’s office proceeded from the fact that Cohen has acted in both cases “in consultation with and under the leadership of the” Trump and looks in the cash flows from the October 2016 illegal campaign aid.

The prosecution was convinced that “Cohen was the intention, to influence the presidential election in 2016.” The Prosecutor looks at the “secret and illegal” payments as a campaign aid, because they had been made, in order to mitigate Trumps election chances in 2016.

Cohen also had to pass the tax, and false statements to banks – however, the Prosecutor’s office was not expected that he was fully confessed.

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