Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, exits federal court, 21 August 2018 in New York City.
Federal investigators raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room in NY earlier this year and seized various electronic devices and documents which reportedly include information that Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels so as to keep her silent about accusations of an affair with Trump.
Cohen's illegal campaign contributions involved secret hush payments he made on Trump's behalf during the 2016 campaign to two women who claimed to have had affairs with the Republican candidate.
Davis said Cohen "would be able to provide information useful to the special counsel" but didn't elaborate on what that information may be.
Federal authorities in Manhattan were looking into the $20 million loans that were extended to the taxi companies run by Cohen and his family, reported the New York Times, and believe that the attorney could have fudged the value of his assets to secure the loan.
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In Wednesday's tweet, Mr Trump praised Manafort for withstanding "tremendous pressure" by the justice department of the president's own administration.
In the U.S. campaign contributions, which are said to be payments made to influence an election, must be disclosed.
Cohen plead guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making a false statement to a bank, one count of causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.
"If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn't they be a crime for Donald Trump?".
It was a stunning development, one that could put the president in significant political and legal peril.
Speaking last night after the convictions Mr Trump said: "Paul Manafort is a good man".
The investigation into Cohen is separate from Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates, but Mueller did refer potential evidence to the US attorney's office in Manhattan. But any cooperation from Cohen could help him during sentencing.
Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion and has called the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt". "Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to "break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal'".
Trump's allies, including Manafort's predecessor leading Trump's 2016 campaign, Corey Lewandowski, have questioned Cohen's credibility, calling him a "serial liar" and noting that he admitted to dishonest behavior as part of his guilty plea. "No collusion, no crime", she said on Twitter.