The former “fixer” for President Trump, Michael Cohen, is set to report to prison in the coming weeks, but he certainly isn’t looking forward to it.
Cohen, who was implicated in a scheme to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels on behalf of President Trump, will soon be behind bars. He is one of a handful of Trump associates that were under the microscope of Robert Mueller’s “RussiaGate” investigation, and did himself no favors in lying to Congress during his first visit to Capitol Hill.
His second trip may or may not have been full of untruths as well; something that has been the subject of a great debate regarding his second set of testimony.
Now, in an effort to keep himself from being incarcerated, Michael Cohen is publicly asking Congress to let him spill more “dirt” on the President…but is anyone buying it?
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In a letter to lawmakers Thursday, Cohen’s attorneys say he has discovered substantial files on a hard drive that could help investigations of the president.
The hard drive is said to include over 14 million files, which consist of all emails, voice recordings, images and attachments from Cohen’s computers and phones, his attorneys Lanny Davis, Michael Monico and Carly Chocron wrote.
“To date, Mr. Cohen has located several documents that we believe have significant value to the various congressional oversight and investigation committees,” his attorneys wrote.
And here’s the kicker:
In exchange, Cohen is seeking for congressional help to persuade the Southern District of New York to allow him more time before reporting to jail so he can review the files. He is also asking for a reduced prison sentence while he “is fully cooperating with prosecutors and Congress.”
Cohen has repeatedly been described as a “rat” by the President and his supporters – a distinction that will certainly not benefit him should he find himself in the clink.
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