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Michael Cohen encourages voting to stop ‘another two or six years of this craziness’

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  • President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen
    recently changed his voter registration from Republican to
    Democrat and is encouraging people to turn out to vote in the
    midterms.
  • “Grab your family, grab your friends, grab your
    neighbors, and get to the poll, because if not, you are going
    to have another two or another six years of this craziness,”
    Cohen told CNN in a Friday interview. 
  • Cohen, who pleaded guilty to eight federal charges in
    August, is also providing assistance to state and federal
    prosecutors investigating the Trump Organization and the Trump
    campaign in New York and in DC. 

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is
stepping up his efforts to use his newfound platform to encourage
people to vote in the November midterm elections shortly after
changing his voter registration from Republican to
Democrat. 

“Listen, here’s my recommendation. Grab your family, grab
your friends, grab your neighbors, and get to the poll, because
if not, you are going to have another two or another six years of
this craziness,” Cohen told CNN in a Friday afternoon
interview.
“So, make sure you vote. All right?”

Cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges of bank fraud, tax
fraud, and federal campaign finance violations in the Southern
District of New York in August, stating at the time of his plea
that he committed the campaign finance offenses “at the
direction” of Trump. 

Cohen also recently tweeted, “The #MidtermElections2018 might be
the most important vote in our lifetime. #GetOutAndVote
#VoteNovember6th,” to which his lawyer Lanny Davis
responded
, “no one knows better than [Cohen] why the midterm
stakes are so important to [America’s] future as he is the holder
of truth about [Trump].”

Cohen told CNN that he actually had been registered to vote as a
Democrat for most of his adult life, and he only switched to
Republican at the request of the Republican National Committee,
on which he briefly served as finance
chair
from April 2017 to June of this year.

On Tuesday, CNN reported that Cohen was also willing to publicly
campaign for Democratic candidates
, citing a Democratic Party
source.

In addition to taking on Trump and the Republicans at the ballot
box, Cohen is providing substantial assistance to a number of
authorities investigating alleged crimes by the Trump
Organization and the Trump campaign, even though his August
guilty plea had no formal cooperation agreement.

CNN reported on Wednesday that Cohen and his attorney had met
with federal and state prosecutors investigating the Trump
Organization
for possible tax fraud and campaign finance
violations in New York.

Vanity Fair also reported on Monday that Cohen sat for a combined 50 hours of
meetings
with both prosecutors in New York and with the
office of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russian
interference in the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign
illegally collaborated with Moscow to tilt the race in Trump’s
favor.

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