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Trump wants Michael Cohen to ‘serve a full and complete sentence’

December 3, 2018

President Trump railed against his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen after he asked a judge for no prison time.

“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get..... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018

....his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018

The president’s frustration with his former fixer ramped back up after Mr. Cohen revealed in his latest guilty plea that the Trump Organization was working on a Trump Tower Moscow during the 2016 election.

In a deal with the special counsel’s team, Mr. Cohen detailed his work on the “Moscow project” and how he lied to Congress about it as a means of being “loyal” to Mr. Trump.

Late Friday, Mr. Cohen’s lawyers asked a judge to show leniency towards their client in light of his cooperation with the Russia investigation.

Thursday’s bombshell guilty plea marked the second time Mr. Cohen struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. In August, Mr. Cohen pled guilty to a slew of charges connected to hush money payments under Mr. Trump’s direction.

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