Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, took responsibility for crimes that included tax violations and buying the silence during the 2016 campaign of women who alleged affairs with Trump.
New York prosecutors also reached a non-prosecution deal with the company behind the National Enquirer for its role in paying hush money to women who said they had relationships with Trump.
Lawmakers in the prime minister's Conservative Party had called for a no-confidence vote, a move that had threatened her leadership as she struggles to secure a deal for Britain to leave the European Union.
In the #MeToo era, pressure was on Congress to make the process fairer for those who accuse lawmakers or staffers of sexual misconduct. More than half a dozen members of Congress were forced to resign in the last year amid such allegations.