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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, speaks to reporters as he exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York for a hearing related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney and confidante, April 16, 2018 in New York City. Cohen and lawyers representing President Trump are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to Cohen's relationship with President Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege. Officials with the FBI, armed with a search warrant, raided Cohen's office and two private residences last week. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts - five charges of felony tax evasion, two counts of campaign finance violations, and one count of bank fraud - in a deal struck with federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday.

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