Trump denies telling lawyer to break law

Sergio Cunningham
December 14, 2018

The transitive property absolutely applies in this instance (if Cohen = guilty, and Cohen = Trump, then Trump = guilty).

The president has acknowledged the payments despite denying the affairs, and called them a private transaction unrelated to his campaign.

President Donald Trump has insisted he "never directed" his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law.

Cohen's cooperation with Mueller's investigation has prompted speculation that he may have implicated President Trump in criminal behavior. Mr Trump tweeted of Michael Cohen, adding that he pleaded guilty "to embarrass the president".

'I think the Justice Department needs to reexamine that [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, ' said Schiff.

"It was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds", Cohen said as he pleaded for leniency before US District Judge William H. Pauley III.

Cohen's legal team said Wednesday that he wants to continue co-operating. He also tweeted that "Attorney-client privilege is dead!"

Cohen is a former member of Trump's inner circle who in the past called himself the president's "fixer".

In this case, it could give investigators access to records and communications between Trump and Cohen that were deemed confidential after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office earlier this year, Rodgers said. It is possible to thank Cohen for shedding light on Trump's activities while also condemning him for the life he has chosen and making clear that he has not earned the redemption he claims.

Cohen is due to begin his sentence on March 6.

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Cohen, who spent years as one of Trump's right-hand men, pleaded guilty to federal crimes including making illegal payments to two women who say they had sexual encounters with Trump, in order to keep them quiet about the alleged affairs.

No longer just Cohen versus Trump. Cohen didn't respond to a request for comment.

Cohen said in written testimony to two congressional committees that the talks ended in January 2016, before the first electoral contests to select the Republican presidential nominee, when they actually continued until June 2016 after Trump clinched the Republican nomination. The company avoided prosecution under a deal with prosecutors.

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to Donald Trump who once said he'd take a bullet for the president, has been given a 36-month prison sentence. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly.

It's multiple witnesses-and the opinion of the court-against Trump on this one. The Federal Election Commission, which typically handles smaller campaign finance violations, where the actions aren't willful, with civil penalties that are typically fines, docked the Obama campaign $375,000 for regulatory civil violations.

He was also ordered to pay $2 million in fines and restitution. He was not willing to discuss "other criminal uncharged conduct, if any, in his past", prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo, and that was a deal breaker.

Politically, Trump's shifting claims could harm his credibility with voters, but legally they may not make much of a difference.

Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman compares the Trump organization to the mafia but says "even mafia bosses are way smarter than the way Donald Trump runs his business".

That argument was advanced by former Sen.

OnFox Newsovernight, Trump said: "I don't think - and I have to go check - I don't think they even paid any money to that tabloid".

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