Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.
Manafort's wife Kathleen expressed no emotion and stared ahead.
While Manafort was found guilty on eight counts, the judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts brought by prosecutors because the jury was unable to reach a verdict. "So that is the functional equivalent of the word 'cooperate.' I don't know why ... they didn't use the word", Davis said.
"It does not involve me", he said, as he arrived for a campaign rally in West Virginia.
After first denying that he knew anything about the payments, Mr Trump earlier this year acknowledged that he reimbursed Mr Cohen for payments he made in late 2016 to Stormy Daniels, an adult-film actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
"I participated in this conduct with the goal of influencing the election", a visibly crestfallen Cohen told the judge - an admission that puts Trump himself in legal jeopardy.
Cohen claimed that he made the payments at the direction of Trump, prompting speculation that it could implicate Trump as well.
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In April, federal agents raided Cohen's home and office and seized millions of pages of documents and bank records. The charges to which Cohen pleaded guilty are not related to collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders maintained President Donald Trump "did nothing wrong" relating to the hush money payments made to women who claimed affairs with him during the 2016 campaign.
Prosecutors said the payments, created to influence the election by keeping the women's stories out of the public eye, amounted to an illegal and unreported campaign contribution.
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. "It's just that Mr. Trump won't testify under oath and admit the truth that he is just as much guilty of violating campaign finance laws". That could be charged as a felony violation. Bogus invoices that allegedly concealed the nature of the payments could further focus direct prosecutorial scrutiny on both Trump's company and his campaign.
It also increases pressure on Trump personally.
Trump, in a Wednesday morning tweet, said "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!".
Michael Cohen sat down by himself at the defence table Tuesday before he was joined by his lawyer, Guy Petrillo.