Dem strategist: Cohen is signaling to Trump that he needs help

Dem strategist: Cohen is signaling to Trump that he needs help

"Simply accepting the denial of Mr. Putin is unsustainable", he said.

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer filed papers Monday in Los Angeles asking that a judge issue a gag order against Stormy Daniels' media-savvy attorney "to preserve the integrity of the judicial system".

A series of recent reports that had appeared driven by Cohen and his allies had suggested that Cohen felt abandoned by the president, whom he had served for a decade, and might now turn on Trump and provide information about him or his family to prosecutors. "No need for public statements".

He went on to reiterate that his family is "my first priority", and when reminded that he previously said he would "take a bullet" for Trump, Cohen said, "To be crystal clear: my wife, my daughter and my son and this country have my first loyalty".

"I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone's defense strategy".

Cohen said that he has been fully cooperating with both FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and with Congress, in their lingering "Russiagate" investigation.

"I think he wanted to signal to the president 'I need help".

"If he has info & truly loves this country then he needs to come forward NOW".

The speculation about Cohen's legal bills and his ability, for example, to pay them ramped up when his attorneys Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison announced they would no longer represent him.

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A former federal prosecutor explained why it would be "stupid" for President Donald Trump to pardon his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.

"He knows a lot of things about the President and he's not averse to talking in the right situation", one of Cohen's NY friends who is in touch with him told CNN.

In a very telling indicator, Cohen broke with Donald Trump and his current lawyer Rudy Giuliani's attempts to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, saying he doesn't like the term "witch hunt", the president's favored epithet on Twitter against the Mueller probe.

"I don't agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI", Cohen was quoted as saying.

On May 2, the watchdog organization sought "all records of communications" between Rosenstein and the USA attorney's office for the Southern District of NY "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room", plus "all records of communications" between Mueller and the attorney's office "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room". But don't try and convince me at this point that he deserves the benefit of the doubt any more than any of the people with whom he used to work, let alone the guy for whom he used to run errands. He said agents who raided his office and his home acted professionally.

He is now being investigated for a possible campaign law violation, for his paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels before elections, for what she claims was her affair with Trump.

'I want to regain my name and my reputation and my life back, ' he added. I thanked them for their service and as they left. Cohen told ABC that his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will be decided based on Petrillo's legal advice.

According to Stephanopoulos, Mr Cohen also repeated his previous denials of personal involvement with Russian attempts to interfere in the USA election. I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents", he said, going on to note that when his home and hotel room were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, "it was obviously upsetting to me and my family.

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