Trump’s in trouble. Here’s why

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Story by CBC Kids News • Published 2018-08-23 09:11

Did the U.S. president commit a crime?

Wednesday was a bad day for U.S. President Donald Trump.

Why? Because the man who used to be Trump’s lawyer — Michael Cohen — suggested in a courtroom that Trump may have been involved in a crime.

Michael Cohen in a suit looking to the side.

Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen (Yana Paskova/Getty)

The crime had to do with breaking the rules around how politicians spend money during election campaigns.

That wasn’t all.

The man who used to lead the Trump election campaign — Paul Manafort — was convicted of financial crimes that same day.

Paul Manafort looks straight at the camera. He's dressed in prison clothes.

Paul Manafort used to be in charge of Trump’s election campaign. (Alexandria Detention Center/Associated Press)

Trump reacted to the news by saying he hasn’t done anything wrong.

Tweet from Donald Trump: No collusion - rigged witch hunt!

It was a busy day for news reporters who were trying to stay on top of what was happening.

A student working for NBC was one of the first to rush out of the courtroom to report the news about the Manafort trial.

Cell phones weren’t allowed inside, so she had to use her feet to try and get the word out first.

The video below became the moment of the day on Twitter.

NBC intern running out of the courtroom in a blue dress.

NBC News intern Cassie Semyon dashes out of the courthouse on Aug. 21, 2018. (NBC)

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