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Michael Cohen met with New York prosecutors to investigate the Trump Organization


Michael Cohen met with prosecutors in

New York investigating

the Trump Organization. Stormy Daniels Payments

Tuesday's meeting between Michael Cohen

former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office is the most obvious indication yet that investigators are focused on the Trump Organization's role in cash payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Cohen announced that he was attending a request to

meet with prosecutors once he arrived at the building.

Named. They were asked to come. 

hat's what we do. Cohen said about the subjects on which he would be questioned.

His lawyer, Lanny Davis

stated that he believed the investigation was being treated seriously by the prosecution.

Cohen had already held 13 meetings with prosecutors in Manhattan during the extensive investigation into the Trump Organization. Tuesday's meeting will be their first in nearly a year.

According to those familiar with the situation

the $ 130 thousand paid to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing an affair with Trump shortly before the 2016 election is the focus of the DA's investigation again. Trump denied the relationship.

Keith Davidson 

who represented Daniels in the silent financial deal

  • has also been contacted by the attorney general's office in recent weeks
  • although no date has been set for an interview
  • a person with knowledge of the issue said.

In the order of hidden funds

Cohen played an important role. He made payments and was refunded by the Trump Organization to give Daniels money in advance.

Cohen received a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to nine federal crimes, including violations related to campaign finance.

According to the sources

  • once new information emerges from the civil investigation into
  • the validity of the Trump Organization's financial accounts
  • by the New York Attorney General, prosecutors
  • are also investigating potential insurance fraud.

The Trump Organization was found guilty last month of running a ten-year tax fraud scheme and, as a result, was sentenced to $1.6 million on Friday.

The ruling marks the end of one chapter in the bureau's investigation, but Bragg told CNN on Friday that they had already begun the next chapter.

When asked how long the investigation would continue

Bragg said

It will continue for as long as the facts and the law are required.

But as I said today, we ended a very important chapter.


much of the year has focused on this very important chapter

and now we turn to the next chapter. 

Bragg investigated the credibility of the Trump Organization's financial statements, but declined to give a green light to prosecutors to seek an indictment.

He had previously stated that he would publicly announce any charges or conclude the investigation once it had been completed.