Donald Trump’s political position has been threatened by the recent convictions of two of his former advisers, with one of them saying Trump told him to commit a crime
Within minutes of each other in separate courts, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was found guilty on tax and bank fraud charges, while Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to a range of charges.
Manafort was found guilty on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failure to report a foreign bank account.
Meanwhile, Cohen has testified that Trump directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women–Playboy model Karen McDougal and pornographic film actor Stormy Daniels– who said they had had affairs with Trump. Cohen is expected to be sentenced on 12 December.