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Who has been charged in Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation



Mueller released a memorandum in December that detailed more than 70 hours of cooperating and witness testimony provided by Trump’s former personal lawyer and “right-hand man” Michael Cohen.

In the filing, prosecutors recommended in a Friday filing “substantial” prison time for Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to financial crimes, campaign violations, and lying to Congress. The Southern District of New York recommended Cohen face 3 1/2 years of prison time and a $100,000 fine.

The filings conclude that Cohen “acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1,” an apparent reference to Trump that implicates him in campaign finance violation for payments to two women who said they had affairs with Trump that prosecutors said showed intention to influence the election.

In a separate filing the same day, Mueller wrote that Cohen told prosecutors about previously unknown contact with a Russian national who claimed to be a “trusted person” in the Russian Federation who offered the campaign “political synergy” and “synergy on a government level.” Cohen claimed that person repeatedly suggested a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Cohen is due to be sentenced December 12.

On Nov. 29, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress and reached a new plea deal with the special counsel.

Cohen pleaded guilty to lying about the dates during which the Trump Organization actively pursued a business deal to pursue a Trump Tower in Moscow, initially claiming the discussions ended in January 2016 when they in fact continued into the summer of the year.

Prosecutors from the special counsel’s office also charged that Cohen lied to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in testifying that he had never offered to travel to Russia and that he didn’t recall any response from the Russian government regarding the deal.

In August, Cohen pleaded guilty in the Southern District of New York to five counts of tax evasion, one count of bank fraud, one count of making an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an illegal campaign finance contribution — which he said were made “at the direction” of Trump.

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