If there was ANY question about Cohen trying to protect his former client Donald Trump?
President Trump‘s former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen has reportedly been questioned about Trump’s dealings with Russia by special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team in a series of interviews in recent weeks.
ABC News reported Thursday that Cohen has sat for hours of interviews with Mueller’s team, saying they have mainly focused on Trump’s financial and business dealings with Russia and Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Cohen pleaded guilty last month in federal court in Manhattan to bank and tax fraud, as well as campaign finance law violations relating to payments to buy the silence of two women claiming they had affairs with Trump in 2006. Cohen told the court that he violated campaign finance laws at Trump’s direction.
ABC reported that Cohen voluntarily agreed to sit for the interviews, which took place both in Washington, D.C., and New York. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York — where Cohen pleaded guilty — also attended some of the interviews.
The special counsel’s office declined The Hill’s request for comment.
In addition to the Mueller investigation, Cohen has reportedly cooperated with a separate investigation led by New York state investigators into the Trump Foundation.
The New York attorney general filed a lawsuit earlier this year alleging that the family charity essentially functioned as a piggy bank for the family.
Cooperation in neither investigation has come with a guarantee of a lighter sentence for Cohen, but it could spell legal trouble for the president….
Cohen is making sure he works with State prosecutors also….
Several of the people Mueller’s going after have criminal crime liabilities with states….