Dec 3, 2018 - World

Trump says Michael Cohen should serve "full and complete sentence"

President Trump attacked Michael Cohen on Twitter Monday morning, again claiming his former personal attorney lied in his guilty plea to special counsel Robert Mueller and that he should serve a "complete sentence" for his crimes.

“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.

Reality check: The crimes Cohen pled guilty to were not "unrelated to Trump," as the president claims. Cohen's first guilty plea, which he submitted in August in the Southern District of New York, implicated Trump in a possible violation of campaign finance laws. Cohen's guilty plea last week, meanwhile, directly named Trump and his business dealings in Russia as a matter of central interest in the special counsel's investigation.

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