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Trump says he wants Cohen to receive a ‘full and complete sentence’

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Michael Cohen and Donald Trump
Michael Cohen and Donald
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  • President Donald Trump on Monday said he believed his former
    personal lawyer Michael Cohen should serve a “full and complete
    sentence” over crimes he’s pleaded guilty to. 
  • Trump claimed to have no connection to Cohen’s crimes. 
  • Last week, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress over
    his involvement in a plan to build Trump Tower in
    Moscow.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he believed his former
personal lawyer Michael Cohen should serve a “full and complete
sentence” over crimes to which he’s pleaded guilty. 

Trump also claimed to have no connection to his ex-attorney’s
crimes, despite statements from Cohen to the contrary. 

“‘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
tweeted on Monday


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Last week,
Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress
over his
involvement in a plan to build Trump Tower in Moscow, claiming
his dishonesty was motivated by his loyalty to the president and
a desire to be consistent with his messaging. This came after a
new plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s leading
an investigation into Russian election interference and the Trump
campaign’s alleged collusion. 

Cohen’s legal team asked a federal judge to consider

sparing prison time in relation to his guilty pleas.

Cohen in August pleaded guilty to campaign finance
violations, tax evasion, and bank fraud, implicating Trump in
relation to payments made to women with whom the president
allegedly had affairs. 

Trump has vehemently denied colluding with Russia and often
refers to Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt.” 

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