Aug 21, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Michael Cohen reaches plea deal with federal prosecutors

Michael Cohen looks tired and surprised.

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President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors in New York, per ABC News.

The big picture: Cohen's plea deal doesn't include a plan to cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to The New York Times, though he seemed to signal during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos last month that he'd consider such a strategy.

The context:

The timing: There could be a jury decision in the trial for Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort as early as this afternoon.

Up next: There's a hearing at 4 p.m. today in Manhattan, per The Post.

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