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Trump urges court to throw the book at Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump on Monday encouraged the courts to give his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen the severest punishment possible, washing his hands of Cohen’s guilty pleas and practically erasing any possibility of a presidential pardon.

“‘Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.’ You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get … his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence,” Trump wrote in a two-part tweet.

CNN reported Saturday that Cohen believed earlier in the spring thatTrump would pardon him, but has since abandoned the idea. Trump’s team has lambasted Cohen for cooperating with federal investigators and attempting to lessen his prison sentence.

“It’s no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress. He’s a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump Organization,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a statement to POLITICO last week. Read more

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Trump urges court to throw the book at Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump on Monday encouraged the courts to give his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen the severest punishment possible, washing his hands of Cohen’s guilty pleas and practically erasing any possibility of a presidential pardon

Trump urges court to throw the book at Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump on Monday encouraged the courts to give his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen the severest punishment possible, washing his hands of Cohen’s guilty pleas and practically erasing any possibility of a presidential pardon