President Trump’s former longtime personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, has reportedly met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in a series of interviews in recent weeks to discuss Trump’s financial and business dealings with Russia and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, reports ABC News.
According to the report, Mueller’s investigators were also interested in knowing whether Trump or any of his associates discussed the possibility of a pardon with Cohen.
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ABC News has also learned that Cohen is also cooperating with a separate probe by New York state authorities into the inner workings of the Trump family charity and the Trump Organization, where Cohen served as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump for 10 years.
Cohen pleaded guilty last month to bank and tax fraud, as well as campaign finance law violations relating to payments to buy the silence of two women claiming they had affairs with Trump in 2006.
Cohen’s plea deal did not include a cooperation agreement but he indicated he would be willing to work with the special counsel.
“Mr. Cohen has knowledge on certain subjects that should be of interest to the special counsel and is more than happy to tell the special counsel all that he knows,” said Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, the day Cohen pleaded guilty.