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Timothy L. O'Brien

Michael Cohen Just Complicated the President’s Life

The narrative around Donald Trump’s Russian business dealings has become much clearer thanks to his former lawyer's new guilty plea.

No more favors for you.

No more favors for you.

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Standing in front of a helicopter on the White House lawn Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked by reporters why he relied on Michael Cohen, his former lawyer and adviser, for years even while describing him as "not a very smart person" who was prone to "lying" and was "very weak."

"A long time ago he did me a favor," Trump responded.