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"ABC news. I'm Michelle Franzen. New court filings from special counsel Robert Muller's office Friday, along with the Justice department southern district of New York outlining accusations against President Trump. His former attorney Michael Cohen and former chair Paul Manafort and the Russia pros special counsel said Michael Cohen was useful in several respects. But in particular, he discussed his own contacts with Russians and attempts by Russian nationals to reach the Trump campaign as far back as November twenty fifteen just five months after Trump declared his candidacy for president at the time. The special counsel said Cohen recalled Russian national proposing a meeting between Donald Trump and President Putin for both political and business reasons. The Muller team said Cohen's information was credible and consistent with other evidence obtained in the investigation Aaron Katersky. ABC news, New York. President Trump reacted to the sentencing memos for his former personal attorney Michael Cohen last night. Trump tweeting, quote, totally clears the president. Thank you. But in fact, the court filings say the president directed Cohen to make payments to hide. Extramarital affairs. And then a Muller memo's says the president's lawyer admitted to saying he lied about a Russian real estate project to make it seem as though the president had no Russian connections during the two thousand sixteen campaign Andy Field ABC news, Washington in France this hour,."