Trump’s right-hand man, Michael Cohen arrested on two separate charges

Trump’s right-hand man, Michael Cohen arrested on two separate charges

Michael Cohen will be jailed over the special counsel’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

He pleaded guilty and admitted lying to Congress, campaign finance violations and tax evasion.

He was related to two separate cases brought by the Southern District of New York and Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation.

He was also responsible for bribing women who alleged affairs with Mr Trump.

The counsel had reached a plea deal with Cohen on one count of lying to Congress given his co-operation with the Russia inquiry and admitted to making false statements to Congress about a Trump property deal in Moscow during the 2016 election.

Cohen was also convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud charges but are unrelated to the president.

In exchange for a lenient sentence, he had offered information regarding his campaign finance violations, he also disclosed that Stormy Daniels was paid hush money at the behest of Mr Trump.

Cohen was once considered Mr Trump’s right-hand man, but relations between them have soured over the course of Cohen’s criminal trials.

Mr Trump, who calls Mr Mueller’s inquiry a “witch hunt”, has repeatedly criticised his former ally since he began co-operating with investigators.

He told reporters last month that Cohen was “weak” and “not a very smart person”.