When respondents were told that six members of Trump's campaign team - including Cohen and Manafort - had now been found guilty or pled guilty to crimes, 40 percent of registered voters said they believed the crimes could potentially extend to the president.
Separately, the NY state taxation agency has also issued a subpoena to Cohen, asking for information related to another state investigation - this one into the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
"I know this is a hard position for him to be in, but I think it would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances", said Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican.
"This is the time he knows he's going to jail, and he feels liberated that he can finally speak his mind about his concerns about Donald Trump without a criminal lawyer telling him to "be quiet" because 'you'll upset the prosecutors, '" he said.
"My advice to the president, I never gave it to him privately because I'm not his lawyer, but on television is, 'Don't fire, don't pardon, don't tweet and don't testify, '" Dershowitz said on "This Week".
"David" is apparently David Pecker, a Trump friend who is the chairman and CEO of American Media and publisher of the National Enquirer, which had agreed to purchase McDougal's story. He told Fox News in an interview aired Thursday that he knew about payments "later on".
Trump has insisted that Manafort and Cohen were charged with matters totally unrelated to his presidential campaign.
According to The Times report, the DA's investigation would try to determine how the Trump Organization accounted for the reimbursement it paid Cohen, who was Trump's personal lawyer at the time he facilitated the $130,000 payment to Daniels in 2016.
Trump praises Paul Manafort for refusing to ‘break,’ unlike Michael Cohen
Cohen claimed that he made the payments at the direction of Trump, prompting speculation that it could implicate Trump as well. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.
He said Trump directed him to arrange the payments.
There is no indication their cooperation extends beyond the scope of the Cohen probe.
The chief financial officer has worked for Trump companies since the 1970s and is a rich repository of knowledge of the family company.
The attacks from Trump have continued.
Dershowitz said that while Trump has the right to fire Sessions, "I think it would be a mistake to fire anybody".
Such payments could be considered illegal campaign contributions under federal election law.