However, the question remains: How do we know Cohen is telling the truth now?
There’s certainly an incentive for Cohen to lie to Mueller’s team, given how grim his legal future looks. According to the plea agreement, which again hinges on his ongoing cooperation, Cohen faces between zero and six months in federal prison.
Between the Cohen revelation and reports that Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort allegedly met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, it’s certainly not a great look for Trump. However, we should take pause and remember that nobody has produced evidence that Trump committed a crime regarding Russia. What he’s clearly guilty of: surrounding himself with people who had little problem telling lies.