Michael Cohen Key to Illuminating Barr’s Redactions, Says Attorney
Cohen is certainly vying for leniency before he heads to prison, but would his insight be fruitful for the American public?
It can be said with near-absolute certainty, that Michael Cohen is a man in need of a “CYA Maneuver”.
The colorful acronym, which translates politely into “cover your derriere”, is more than appropriate in the case of Cohen, the former “fixer” for President Trump.
Cohen was instrumental in the case surrounding adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and the alleged “hush money” payments made to her by Trump himself…using Cohen as a backchannel. There are concerns that this specific instance of wrongdoing could be seen as a campaign finance violation; something that congressional democrats seem to be holding in their back pocket for the time being.
Cohen has already twice testified before Congress, with this first appearance netting him indictments for his inability to tell the truth.
Now, the former lawyer for the President wants a third shot at a public hearing, this time hoping not only to reveal what many of the Mueller report’s redactions are in reference to, but also in order to save himself some jail time.
Lanny Davis, the attorney for Michael Cohen, said Thursday that Cohen “can fill in the bulk of the redactions” in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report, which is set to be released on Thursday.
Davis added that Cohen, President Trump’s former longtime lawyer, “has 7 days, 70 hours, + 100 pages of what” Mueller’s team knows.
“As the #Country waits for the #MuellerReport, know this … it does not matter how #Barr #RedactedMuellerReport. @MichaelCohen212 has 7 days, 70 hours, + 100 pages of what #TeamMueller knows and can fill in the bulk of the redactions. Nice try Mr. @POTUS. #Truth We will tell it all,” Davis wrote in a tweet.
Cohen made a similar offer to lawmakers just weeks ago, at that time publicly admitting that his testimony would hopefully garner himself some leniency as he prepares to report to prison.
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