Michael Cohen Should Get 'Long Prison Term,' Trump Says

Eric Trump took to Twitter late Monday to call out White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway

Eric Trump took to Twitter late Monday to call out White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway

On Friday, Cohen, who had already admitted to multiple counts of tax evasion, financial fraud, and campaign finance violations, asked the NY federal court for a "time served" sentence. "He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself".

So, what to make of the president's tweet that he does not think that what Michael Cohen did was a crime?

President Trump called Monday for his former attorney Michael Cohen to serve a "full and complete" sentence, weighing in on the fate of a onetime loyalist who is arguing that he does not deserve prison time for the criminal charges to which he has pleaded guilty.

The recipients of the overtures are well known, including Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., Michael Cohen, Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, Sam Clovis and Roger Stone. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence.

Several lawyers said Trump's tweet amounted to witness tampering. In the same document, he goes further than in documents released last week by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's office in which Cohen admitted to lying to Congress about his work on behalf of Trump when he was a candidate as he tried to secure approval for a hotel project in Moscow.

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"I will never testify against Trump", the president tweeted.

As well as any potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Mueller has also been probing whether Trump tried to obstruct justice - including by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey a year ago.

George Conway, who is married to senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, retweeted Trump's tweet with a reference to a USA statute on witness tampering and obstruction of justice: "File under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512'".

The complaint was filed to multiple government officials, including acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, Justice Department inspector General Micheal Horowitz and the Bar Disciplinary Counsel. Cohen admitted to making the payments at Trump's behest to buy Clifford's silence and, in turn, influence the election.

The president then said it's nice to know that some people still have guts. "He's not just a regular person".

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