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'Cohen was in contact with Russian during Trump's election campaign'

ANI  |  Washington [USA] 

The Federal in a court filing informed that Michael Cohen, former lawyer of US President Donald Trump, was in contact with a Russian since 2015 who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign.

According to Al Jazeera, filings via prosecutors from and the Trump-special counsel's office laid out details of the cooperation of Cohen for the first time.

In one of the filings detailed how Cohen spoke to a Russian "claimed to be a trusted person' in the Russian Federation who could offer the campaign 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a government level," reported Al Jazeera.

Prosecutors on Friday had asserted that Cohen should receive "substantial" prison time for several federal crimes, despite cooperating with law enforcement investigations, which also includes Robert Mueller's probe.

In August, Cohen was pleaded guilty to paying adult-film star as part of a non-disclosure agreement over her affair with Trump. He further claimed that he orchestrated the payments at "Trump's direction." He also pleaded guilty in connection with eight criminal charges.

The announcement of the sentence is scheduled for December 12 by and is expected to include jail time and a monetary fine.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 17:49 IST