Trump Blasts Michael Cohen’s Request For No Jail Time: He ‘Should Serve a Full and Complete Sentence’


President Donald Trump complained about his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s plea for no prison time, accusing his former lawyer of making up stories to get a “reduced deal” from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Cohen asked a U.S. judge for no prison time, it was reported on Saturday, citing his cooperation with the Mueller probe on matters relating to the Trump Tower project in Moscow.

“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?” Trump asked of his former lawyer and fixer in a tweet. “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 added.

From CNN’s report on Cohen’s court filing requesting no jail time:

Cohen’s attorneys argued that his cooperation with multiple investigations, including the special counsel’s Russia probe, and the impact and suffering on Cohen and his family merits avoiding jail. But the filing late Friday night goes even further in tying the President to Cohen’s actions.

The new filing suggests in the clearest language yet the extent to which Cohen kept Trump informed of his efforts to move the project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow forward well into June 2016, including consideration of a trip to Moscow that summer, while Trump was moving closer to becoming the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.

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