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Sources say ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is negotiating a plea deal in fraud case




Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City on May 11, 2018.
Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City on May 11, 2018.
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Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours.

The people say Cohen could plead guilty as early as Tuesday afternoon if a deal is struck requiring him to cooperate with the government. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the case.

We discuss the latest and analyze the legal impact of such a deal.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Daniel Lippman, reporter at POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO Playbook

Jens David Ohlin, vice dean and law professor at Cornell University where he focuses on criminal and international law; he tweets @LieberCode



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