Dershowitz Says Michael Cohen Sentencing Memo Sends Message: Don’t Cooperate With Mueller
A very amped up Alan Dershowitz called into Fox News on Friday, following the breaking news of Michael Cohen‘s sentencing memo.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and SDNY prosecutors released their sentencing memos for President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer, recommending “substantial” prison time for Cohen for for campaign finance violations and financial crimes, as well as lying to Congress in the Russia investigation.
Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, called into The Five and posited that prosecutors might be recommending a hefty sentence to pressure Cohen into cooperating further. “Right now, it does not sound like it’s good news for Mueller,” Dershowitz said, suggesting the memo shows Cohen did not provide much information on Trump.
“It really gives everybody a caution,” Dershowitz said of the “harsh” sentencing recommendation for Cohen. “Cooperating with the government is an extraordinarily risky act.”
“I think it sends a message to potential cooperators: Be a little bit wary of cooperating with this special counsel, because in the end you may not get much in exchange for your cooperation,” Dershowitz added.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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