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Source: Michael Cohen met with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization

Adam Reiss
Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors to provide information about the president's business operation, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News Wednesday.

The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating the possibility that the Trump Organization falsified business records, the source said.

Representatives from the District Attorney's office met with Michael Cohen on Aug. 20 at Otisville Prison, in upstate New York, where he's serving a three-year sentence, according to the source.

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The deal stipulates that he will cooperate with the Manhattan District Attorney's office in its investigation. Proffer agreements allow defendants and suspects to provide information to prosecutors without incriminating themselves.

Cohen is serving his sentence after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations related to hush money payments to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump prior to taking office. He also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the president's business dealings with Russia and failing to report millions of dollars in income.

At his sentencing hearing, Cohen said he took "full responsibility" for his actions but that Trump led him to choose "darkness over light."

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  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he will delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 as a "gesture of good will" to China.
  • Trump said the postponement came "at the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary."
  • The tariffs were set to increase to 30% from 25% on the goods.