As Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress in charges stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, look back on the role Cohen once played as Donald Trump’s “fixer.”
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This excerpt from the October 2018 FRONTLINE documentary, “Trump’s Showdown,” examines how Cohen worked to shield Trump from bad press, why the FBI’s April 2018 raid on Cohen’s office was a sign Trump’s personal life in New York was colliding with his presidency in Washington, and Trump’s intense reaction.
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