Donald Trump is with his former national security advisor, even though he worked with public prosecutors.
Trump claimed Thursday in an interview with Fox News that the special board scared Michael Flynn to lie, but he did not want to admit, and so they agreed to keep him out of jail.
The FBI said he did not lie, but Mueller said he was lying, so they took a man who is a general and respected person and a nice man, and I do not even know what he said about me, & # 39; Trump said. "Because they may have scared him enough to make up a story, but I feel that he may not have done so."
& # 39; He is a harder species than Cohen, & # 39; Trump added.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not recommend a prison sentence for Michael Flynn this month in lawsuits claiming he & # 39; substantial assistance & # 39; offered to the Ministry of Justice.
A judge will be the ultimate decision-maker, but Flynn will probably stay out of the box, in contrast to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
A court sentenced Cohen to three years in jail for a smorgasbord & # 39; of illegal activities, including illegal payments to two women he said he had done.
Trump tore Cohen apart in Thursday morning tweets that were followed by a gracious statement about Flynn.
"They gave General Flynn a lot because they were ashamed of the way he was being treated – the FBI said he did not lie and they ravaged the FBI, & # 39; claimed Trump. & # 39; They want to scare everyone to make up stories that are not right by catching them in the smallest deviations. Sad! & # 39;
Donald Trump is with his former national security advisor, even though he worked with public prosecutors
Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not recommend a prison sentence this month for Michael Flynn in court cases
A judge will be the ultimate decision-maker, but Flynn will probably stay out of the way, in contrast to Trump Michael Cohen's former lawyer
It was the first time that Trump commented on Flynn's plea.
Flynn asked the court for leniency during a hearing on Wednesday, where he recommended 200 hours of community service and a probation period of one year for his illegal behavior.
He has admitted to lying to the FBI about the nature of his talks with the Russian ambassador during the transition period between the 2016 elections and the inauguration of Trump.
His lies against the FBI and the vice president led to his resignation from the White House in February 2017.
Former FBI director James Comey says that Trump pressured him to abandon Flynn in a subsequent meeting. Trump claims that this is not the case and Comey is a liar.
President Trump dismissed Comey in May 2017, which ultimately led to the deputy attorney general to appoint Mueller.
Trump claims that Mueller and his prosecutors are bad witnesses and force them to lie or take a serious prison sentence.
"They brought in a general they said they did not look like, and they convinced him that he was lying and he made a deal, and now they do not recommend time, & # 39; Trump told Falkner of Flynn. & # 39; You know why? Because they are ashamed of being caught, "he added, answering his own question.
President Trump also voiced his first defense since former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years' imprisonment – saying it was Cohen's job to know the campaign finance law – in the interview that followed a series of tweets on the subject.
Cohen pleaded several charges, but the one that is most dangerous to Trump is a campaign violation. Prosecutors say a figure is identified as & # 39; Individually-1 & # 39; – Trump – & # 39; Conducted & # 39; Cohen to make a $ 130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump.
Trump initially denied any payment, but told the defense on Thursday that it was his lawyer's job to know the law.
"I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law", Trump wrote. & # 39; He was a lawyer and he must know the law. It will be advised by counselors & # 39; and a lawyer has great responsibility if an error is made & # 39 ;, Trump wrote.
President Donald Trump turned back on Michael Cohen Thursday after his former fixer was sentenced to three years in prison
Trump said that he had never ordered Cohen & # 39; to break the law, although prosecutors said he did
Trump said campaign funding Cohen pleaded to be "not criminal" & # 39;
President Cohen agreed to plead guilty before a federal judge to "embarrass the president and get a much lower prison sentence" after his former lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison
"That's why they are paid", he added, before offering campaign finance laws in a series of tweets.
& # 39; Despite the fact that many lawyers for campaign financing strongly stated that I did not do anything wrong with regard to campaign financing laws, even if they were applicable, because this was not campaign financing. Cohen was guilty of many charges that had nothing to do with me, but he argued for two campaign bonuses that were not punishable and of which he probably was not … even on a civilian basis, "the president continued.
Then he claimed that Cohen had lied to a federal judge to keep the time free from his imprisonment and he seemed to be hinting that Cohen's family members will face persecution in the future. Cohen was busy with the taxidakwerk with his father in law.
"These charges were just made by him to embarrass the president and get a much lower prison sentence, whatever he did – including the fact that his family was temporarily beheaded. As a lawyer, Michael has great responsibility towards me! & # 39; Trump decided.
He admitted to Fox that he had made a mistake by trusting Cohen and saying to her: "I usually hire good people."
I liked him and he was a lawyer, & # 39; he said. & # 39; In retrospect, I made a mistake. & # 39;
Cohen said in court that he & # 39; weak & # 39; had been because he had the & # 39; dirty deeds & # 39; Trump had covered and returned to Trump for his attacks on his old lawyer and confidant.
& # 39; Recently the president twittered a statement in which he called me weak and that was correct, but for a different reason than he suggested, & # 39; said Cohen, begging for leniency. & # 39; It was because I felt time and time again that it was my duty to hide his dirty deeds. & # 39;
According to Trump, many campaign auditors stated that I did not do anything wrong with regard to campaign finance laws, even if they were applicable, because this was not campaign financing. & # 39; He was referring to a $ 130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, above
In the second development of the Wednesday bomb attack, prosecutors revealed that they have reached a partnership agreement with the publisher of the National Enquirer for his role in burying a story about a Playboy model Karen McDougal
I blame myself for the behavior that brought me here today and it was my own weakness and blind loyalty to this man who led me to choose a path of darkness over light, & # 39; Cohen added.
Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, appeared on CBS & # 39; This Morning & # 39; and suggested that his client still had more information to share. Davis quoted a term used by the conviction note of Robert Moorer's counsel, who claimed that the help of Cohen & # 39; core & # 39; had been to his research.
I do not really know the details, but I know that when Mr. Mueller expresses the expression & # 39; core & # 39; used. Mr. Mueller admitted the collaboration for 70 hours and meetings, & Davis added. & # 39; But the key word is about the heart of Mr. Mueller's assignment on collusion & # 39; between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal (left) and porn actress Stormy Daniels (right) claimed to have slept with Donald Trump in the past, but the government says that Cohen coordinated with Trump to ensure that women were paid for their silence – in fact, a few huge campaign contributions designed to save the election for Trump
The cruel statements by Michael Cohen before the court
I respectfully and painfully respect your honor for being here for one reason.
I take full responsibility for every act I have solemnly promised: the personal for me and those involving the President of the United States of America.
This may seem hard to believe, but today is one of the most meaningful days of my life.
I have lived in personal and mental confinement since the day I accepted the offer to work for a real estate agent whose business sense I deeply admired. In fact, I now know that there is little to admire.
Recently, the president twittered a statement in which he called me weak and that was right, but for a different reason than he suggested. It was because I felt time and time again that it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds.
I blame myself for the behavior that brought me here today and it was my own weakness and blind loyalty to this man who led me to choose a path of darkness over light.
Seeing the excruciating pain that my associations and actions have brought about for my entire family – this is why I did not enter into a partnership agreement.
I do not need a cooperation agreement to do the right thing. I will continue to work together.
I want to apologize to people in the United States. You deserve to know the truth and lying to yourself was unjust.
I am determined to prove my integrity and to make sure that history will not remember me as the bad guy in his story.
I'm really sorry and I promise that I'll be better.
In the second development of the Wednesday bomb attack, prosecutors revealed that they have signed a cooperation agreement with the National Enquirer's publisher for his role in burying a story about a Playboy model claiming to have a month-long affair with Donald Trump – by one of the immunity of the former best allies of the president in exchange for flipping.
Cohen was involved in discussions with AMI's CEO David Pecker – who had been one of Trump's best friends – on the payment of $ 150,000, which went to model Karen McDougal, who claims that she had a ten-month affair with Trump had before he took office.
According to a letter from public prosecutors to AMI, the company entered into an agreement to restrict limited rights to lives & # 39; to acquire with a model about her relationship with & # 39; every then married man & # 39; in exchange for $ 150,000.
The company agreed to pay considerably more money than AMI would otherwise have paid to acquire the story & # 39; & # 39; Because of Cohen's insurance to Pecker that AMI would eventually be reimbursed for the payment.
It also describes a meeting in 2015 in which Pecker offered to help deal with & # 39; negative stories & # 39; about a presidential candidate – Trump. The meeting included Pecker, Cohen and & # 39; at least one other member of the campaign.
The development finds that two sources, Cohen and AMI, are prepared to paint a different picture of the payments to the porn star and the model than the more innocent story of the president. If the third unidentified member of the campaign is also willing to testify that the purpose of the payments was to help the campaign, as public prosecutors claim, this could cause further damage.
If it is determined that Trump actually controls the commission of a crime, he can file a complaint – although the guidelines of the Ministry of Justice indicate that a sitting president can not be charged.