Trump says the media must "view Michael Cohen's father-in-law", while he rereads his claims that his former lawyer invents the president to reduce his sentence
- In a Fox News interview on Saturday, Trump claimed that Michael Cohen was telling false stories about him to the FBI to reduce his sentence
- Trump instead suggested that Cohen should provide information about his father-in-law
- Cohen's father-in-law, Fima Shusterman, has reportedly loaned $ 20 million to a cab operator in Chicago
- The company was then quoted in warrants used by the authorities to rob the house and office of Cohen
- Trump founded Shusterman last month in interviews and on Twitter
Donald Trump has called on the press to investigate the father-in-law of his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
Speaking with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News Saturday, Trump claimed Michael Cohen tells the FBI false stories about the president to reduce his punishment.
& # 39; To reduce his punishment, he says: & # 39; I will give you some information about the president. & # 39; & # 39; Well, there's no information, "Trump said about Cohen. "He may have to give information to his father-in-law, because that's what people want to look at. & # 39;
This is not the first time that Trump is trying to shift his attention to Cohen's father-in-law, Fima Shusterman, who reportedly lent $ 20 million to an operator of the Chicago cab device mentioned in the FBI warrants used to house and office of Cohen to rob.
In a Fox News interview on Saturday, Trump claimed that Michael Cohen was telling false stories about him to the FBI to reduce his sentence
Trump instead suggested that Cohen should provide information about his father-in-law
I assume he did not want to talk about his father-in-law – he is trying to reduce his punishment. So it is pretty sad. It is weak and it is very sad to see such a thing, "Trump said.
Pirro then asked Cohen's father-in-law's name, which Trump replied: "I do not know, but you'll find out, and you'll investigate it because nobody knows what's going on there." ;
During Saturday's telephone interview, Trump Cohen called a "proven liar."
"He has problems with some loans and fraud and taxis and things I know nothing about," said Trump about Cohen.
Last month Trump released Fima Shusterman during a Twitter rant that bashed Cohen.
Trump referred last month to Cohen's in-laws, Fima Shusterman, on Twitter
Cohen's father-in-law, Fima Shusterman, has reportedly loaned $ 20 million to a cab operator in Chicago
"Michael Cohen asks court for no time in prison", said Trump on December 3 on Twitter, after returning from a trip to Argentina.
Do you mean that he can do all the TREATY, not related to Trump, things related to fraud, big loans, taxis, etc., and not serving long prison sentences? & # 39; The president asked.
& # 39; He invents stories to get a BIG & ALREADY reduced deal for himself and gets … his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) Discount on Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and in my opinion should serve a full and complete sentence, "the president added.
A week later, Trump tore his former lawyer in a Fox News interview and claimed that Cohen was tricking attorneys to keep his family out of jail.
The president brought forward the father-in-law of Cohen and the woman born in Ukraine of the former fixer, Laura, who both said they could be involved in crimes and that Cohen & # 39; closed a deal & # 39; to keep them out of prison.
& # 39; His father-in-law, I thought, was the man who was the main focus. What did he do? Has he signed a deal to keep his father-in-law out? Had he signed a deal to keep his wife? Maybe I'm wrong, but probably … did he make a deal to keep his wife out of trouble? & # 39; the president asked.