Former Trump Attorney: President Untruthful About Russia

Former Trump Attorney: President Untruthful About Russia

Former Trump Attorney: President Untruthful About Russia

'I think the Justice Department needs to re-examine that OLC opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, that you can not indict a sitting president under circumstances in which the failure to do so may mean that person escapes justice, ' Schiff told CNN on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other matters.

Cohen was sentenced to prison time Wednesday for his role in arranging the payments, acknowledging they violated campaign finance laws. Cohen says - and prosecutors believe him - that he made the payments at the direction of Mr. Trump.

He pleaded guilty to several charges, including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace expressed doubt about President Trump's contention that he never directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to make hush-money payments to women.

In another tweet yesterday Trump claimed that Cohen's charges, per his plea agreement, "were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook", before adding, "As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!" "That's why you pay them a lot of money", the President added.

Trump faces growing political and legal risks from a months' long investigation into the payments by U.S. prosecutors, which stemmed from the larger continuing federal probe into alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign.

'That there are witnesses at AMI who will testify that these payments were made for the express goal of influencing the election, by depriving voters of knowledge of these stories of women coming forward to say they had affairs with a candidate running for the president'.

The President was accused of "witness tampering" when he called Cohen "weak" and former campaign adviser Roger Stone someone who would "never testify against him" and had "guts".

Cohen, 52, had walked into court on Wednesday morning with his wife, son and daughter, amid a crowd of photographers and reporters.

"Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me", Mr Trump wrote.

In his ABC interview, Cohen rejected those accusations, saying they're "absolutely not true". Trump denies having the affairs.

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"Today is the day that I am getting my freedom back", he said.

Warner also pointed to the recent Washington Post report that Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the 2016 presidential campaign and the transition. "I took responsibility for my actions".

More recently, however, Cohen had turned against Trump and said at his sentencing that working for Trump was a "personal and mental incarceration".

For years, Michael Cohen described himself as being staunchly loyal to President Trump, going as far as saying that he would "take a bullet" for him. It was Cohen, who had made the recording that Trump said was "perhaps illegal".

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It is Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion by the Trump campaign that has uncovered Cohen's crimes and those committed by aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.

Stephanopoulos brought up the constant attacks that Trump has been leveling towards Cohen on social media.

It's multiple witnesses-and the opinion of the court-against Trump on this one.

He pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes, and later pleaded guilty to an additional count of lying to Congress.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said a year ago he would not pursue state election law charges against New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in part because the parties involved in making legally questionable transfers of campaign funds relied on the advice of their attorneys.

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