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Michael Cohen pled guilty to eight criminal counts consisting of tax fraud and campaign finance law violations, implicating President Trump in court testimony Tuesday.

Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, told the court that “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” he kept information that would have harmed Trump from becoming public during the 2016 election cycle.

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection Wednesday, who told Tony that even if Trump had directed Cohen to make the $180K hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels, it is uncertain whether the President is guilty of violating campaign finance law: 

“There is certainly an argument to be made that Trump violated campaign finance law, but experts will disagree. It’s not clear cut. The mere fact that Michael Cohen was part of a plea deal and says it was a campaign finance violation doesn’t make it so. 

No court ruled on it, no one contested it, and Michael Cohen had every reason to say that regardless of whether it was true because it probably was a condition of the plea deal he struck with prosecutors so that he wouldn’t spend the next 20 years in jail.”


Click the link below to hear Tony’s full interview with William Jacobson: