The scandal involving President Donald Trump, his longtime fixer Michael Cohen, and porn star Stormy Daniels unraveled in early March, as team Trump confirmed a story he had spent the past months denying.
On August 21, Cohen struck a deal to plead guilty to eight federal crimes, including one count of making an illegal campaign finance contribution on the same day that a $130,000 payment to Daniels was finalized.
Cohen said he made the illegal campaign contribution to Daniels at the direction of Trump in order to influence the election.
In a series of statements, tweets, and on-air appearances, the president and his defenders have changed their statements considerably over time. Read more