Monday, July 2, 2018
Trump's Former Personal Attorney Appears to Be Set To Flip on Trump
During an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump's former personal attorney signaled that he will cooperate with special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
He told Stephanopoulos that “My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will. put family and country first,” when Stephanopoulos pointed out that he wasn’t repeating past vows to “take a bullet” and “do anything” to protect the president.
Cohen added: “Once I understand what charges might be filed against me, if any at all, I will defer to my new counsel, Guy Petrillo, for guidance.”
“I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone’s defense strategy,” he said. “I am not a villain of this story, and I will not allow others to try to depict me that way.”
Cohen also criticized those members of the Trump campaign who participated in the Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016 with several Russians after being promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
“I believe it was a mistake by those from the Trump campaign who did participate,” he said. "It was simply an example of poor judgment.”
(via ABC News)
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