Davis said the fund was set up to defray Cohen's legal expenses. "The script that I worked out very carefully so I'm not revealing what Mr. Cohen told me is that I believe that what he knows in some respects regarding the subject of the Mueller investigation would be of interest".
We're told Cohen will lose his right to practice law as soon as the NY Attorney Grievance Committee files a motion to have him disbarred.it's just waiting on the official paperwork needed to get the ball rolling. "The audience, they don't appear ready to donate Lanny", host, Megyn Kelly remarked. "They didn't come out of the campaign; they came from me". After Tuesday's hearing, Davis said in a statement: "Michael Cohen took this step today so that his family can move on to the next chapter". The page includes a timeline of Cohen's mission to tell the truth since July. Trump confidants have long argued that the president's fate in such a scenario would ultimately be more a matter of politics than law.
'Michael chose to put his family and his country first.
A new online fundraiser to help Michael Cohen with the legal fees of his case has raised more than $19,000 since his admission in court.
The White House insisted Trump was not concerned "at all" that Cohen might implicate the USA president by cooperating with Mueller.
The White House pushed back forcefully on Wednesday (Aug 22) against suggestions that a plea deal struck by President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Mr Trump in a crime.
Trump's lawyers are insisting the president did nothing wrong.
The former head of his presidential election campaign, Paul Manafort, was convicted of eight counts of financial crimes, which included five counts of tax fraud, one count of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. The president has repeatedly denied the allegation of the affair, and Daniels is now suing Cohen and Trump to void the non-disclosure deal.
Trump, on Twitter, maintained otherwise, saying, "Michael Cohen plead (sic) guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime".
In 2013, Obamas campaign was fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for campaign reporting violations in 2008.
In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money"
When Trump secured the Presidency, he hired Omarosa as Director of Communications for his administration. Simon & Schuster this week also dismissed threatened legal action from Trump's campaign.
Cohen admitted that he paid them off at Trump's direction so their stories would not kill his chances in the presidential election.
"Such respect for a courageous man!"
"They didn't come out of the campaign, they came from me and I tweeted about it", Trump said.
He added: 'A large number of counts, ten, could not even be decided in the Paul Manafort case. Judge T.S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 counts.
He did not have similarly kind words for his ex-attorney.
As Davis made the rounds, Trump broke his silence on Cohen's pleas, writing in a wise-cracking tweet: "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!". The amounts and dates all line up with the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.
While placing the President in direct legal jeopardy over the hush money payments, Cohen also served notice he is willing to cooperate with Mueller on the Russian Federation investigation.
"I participated in this conduct, which on my part took place in Manhattan, for the principal objective of influencing the  election", Cohen said.
Rather than cut a deal, Manafort chose to leave his fate to a jury, prompting speculation he was hoping for a pardon - something Trump has not ruled out.