Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Donald Trump urges 'full and complete' jail term for Michael Cohen

Donald Trump urges 'full and complete' jail term for Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump is embracing a former campaign adviser who stated that he won't testify against the him as part of Robert Mueller's investigation, while calling for a "full and complete" prison sentence for his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who is cooperating with the special counsel.

"Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'" Trump wrote on Twitter, highlighting Stone's loyalty to the president. Eisen cited that under the statute it is illegal to "cause or induce any person to withhold testimony".

Maybe President Trump thinks witness tampering is not a crime if it's done by "President Trump"? I am not of course ready to conclude that he has broken the law, that's for Mueller to say. "Trump is genuinely melting down, and no good lawyer can represent him under these circs", added Neal Katyal, a law professor and former U.S. acting solicitor general.

"There's no circumstance under which I would testify against the president because I'd have to bear false witness against him", Stone told ABC News. "Here's the thing, even if he was right, it doesn't matter because I was allowed to do whatever I wanted during the campaign".

President Donald Trump gestures during a meeting in the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018.

Last week Michael Cohen, the president's former longtime personal attorney, confessed to lying to Congress about Trump's business dealings with Russian Federation as part of a plea agreement with Mueller.

"Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time".

"He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence", Trump wrote, suggesting that the only reason Cohen "flipped" and began to cooperate with investigators was to receive a lighter sentence.

Cohen admitted last week to having lied to Congress during testimony when he said that Mr Trump had no business or financial ties to Russian Federation during the Republican primaries in 2016, even though he kept Mr Trump and his family updated on ongoing negotiations for a Trump Tower Moscow project through June 2016.

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