Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws re: Stormy Daniels at Trump's direction

President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen surrendered to the FBI today, and admitted to violating campaign finance laws in relation to payments made to porn performer Stormy Daniels on Donald Trump's orders.

In his guilty plea, Michael Cohen said the hush money payments to various women were made "at the direction" of Trump.

Cohen's plea deal includes a possible prison sentence of up to 5 years and 3 months.

Cohen will be walking out today on $500,000 bond.

"For the first time, a Trump aide has been found guilty of an offense directly related to the campaign," points out TheFix's Aaron Blake.

Michael Cohen agreed to a deal after prosecutors claimed he risked more than a dozen years in prison, one person told the Washington Post.