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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source ...

Cohen, Manafort Reach Plea Agreements in Special Counsel Probe : August 21, September 14, and November 26 and 29, 2018
Cohen, Manafort Reach Plea Agreements in Special Counsel Probe
Heather Kerrigan

In May 2017, the Department of Justice announced that it would appoint a special counsel to investigate possible links between the campaign of President Donald Trump and members of the Russian government. Despite various attempts to undermine the investigation, by the close of 2018, the probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller had resulted in charges against at least thirty-two individuals and three companies. Five of those individuals were either Trump campaign officials or close confidantes of the president. This included Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to nine ...

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