Trump lawyer Cohen vows to defend himself, puts family first

Porn star Stormy Daniels was supposed to meet with prosecutors last Monday in reference to the investigation into Cohen but the meeting was abruptly cancelled

Judge Andrew Napolitano said President Trump should have some "sleepless nights" upcoming in light of new comments by his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

Stephanopoulos billed the unusual interview as a one-on-one exclusive, but Cohen was not talking to him.

In the first in-depth interview since the FBI raided his office and homes in April, Cohen signaled to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos his willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of NY.

But unlike Flynn, Cohen went on cable news to publicly telegraph his break with Trump, raising the question of what statement he is trying to make. "That is possible, but it would be very stupid on POTUS's part".

Any other settlements with other women, and details about those affairs, including possible violations of campaign-finance or other laws. The FBI seized roughly 4 million documents from the lawyer in April raids on his home, office, and hotel room.

Mr Cohen said previously said he was so loyal to Mr Trump he would "take a bullet for him".

Cohen will therefore soon be charting out his own legal strategy, giving Trump no visibility into what his old fixer is planning for his defense against prosecutors.

It's unclear if the investigation into Cohen is directly related to the ongoing special investigation by Robert Mueller, but Cohen says he denies involvement.

Cohen hired a new attorney, Guy Petrillo, in June. Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, target of the Russian Federation investigation, also had his lawyers stop sharing information with Trump's lawyers right before he flipped on Trump and cooperated with prosecutors.

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"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", Cohen told ABC News.

Porn actress Daniels is suing Trump and Cohen, as well as the shell company Essential Consultants, seeking to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election that attempted to prevent her from speaking out about a one-night stand she alleges she had with Trump more than a decade ago.

"He will do it to only when he has to-in order to save himself", Avenatti said.

Judicial Watch also sought on April 12 the FBI's search and seizure warrant and its application, along with "all records about the recusal of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman from the Michael Cohen investigation".

- Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle)Countdown to "Michael Cohen wasn't even with me long enough to get coffee".

Mr Cohen's offices had been raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation the month before following a referral from Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible Russian interference during the 2016 election.

Cohen did not specifically comment on what is under investigation. He would be required to plead guilty to crime (s) that might lead to 10 years or more in jail.

Cohen was asked if he was considering cooperating with prosecutors in their probe.

"If their interests are not aligned, the exchange of information between them is not protected by common interest doctrine and thus they're going to waive privilege every time they talk to teach other", Mariotti said. "If Michael Cohen has damaging criminal information about POTUS/Manafort/Jared Kushner/Donald Jr., this would be a disaster for them". Appearing on Outnumbered Overtime, Napolitano was perplexed at the idea that President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer would appear on national television - with Federal authorities so hot on his case.

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