President Trump’s former lawyer is squealing – and now he’s revealing the details about just how much he cooperated with the Mueller investigation.
According to the Daily Caller:
Cohen’s attorneys argued in a late-night court filing the longtime Trump booster lied to Congress in order to remain consistent with his former boss’s downplaying of contacts with Russia during the campaign. They also asserted Cohen orchestrated illegal campaign contributions in the form of payments to alleged Trump mistresses in order to protect the former real estate mogul.
The thrust of Cohen’s argument for leniency is his extensive cooperation in the “unique” circumstances in which the special counsel’s investigation is operating.
Cohen’s lawyers, Guy Petrillo and Amy Lester, asserted Cohen’s cooperation helped legitimize an investigation that is under constant attack by Trump. They also argue Cohen is cooperating even though Trump reportedly suggested in private he is willing to pardon associates ensnared in the special counsel’s probe.
So in other words, Cohen is arguing that he deserves leniency because he’s a rat. And not just an ordinary rat – a super-rat.
What Cohen doesn’t provide evidence of is any wrongdoing by Donald Trump. Which makes his story both strange and sad: why did he fold so easily?
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