Family comes before president, says Trump lawyer

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen to break his silence in interview on 'Good Morning America' on Monday

Petrillo and the Trump lawyer handling Cohen document review have not responded to requests for comment.

But the 45-minute off-camera interview with ABC represented a distinct escalation for the man often called Trump's fixer, a possible signal to investigators that he is ready to deal.

The former executive vice president of the Trump Organization also pushed back on Trump's characterization of the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt" and said he accepted the "unanimous conclusions" reached by USA intelligence agencies indicating that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election.

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

Cohen, who hasn't been charged, wouldn't say if he would cooperate with prosecutors in the probe. "He wouldn't have to do this complicated dance in the media".

"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. He was recruited by Michael Garcia, who was nominated by Republican President George W. Bush.

Cohen, said one person close to the Trump Organization, had never been given major responsibilities at the real estate company that served as Trump's springboard to the White House. Stephanopoulos pushed further, pointing out that Cohen had once claimed to take a bullet for Trump. His attorneys have advised him to stop talking about the case, Cohen explained, and so he's not commenting at all.

Several points deserve emphasis: First, if Cohen flips and begins providing evidence that could support serious charges against Trump, the argument for delaying any Supreme Court confirmation hearing becomes stronger. "I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents", Cohen said.

A former federal prosecutor explained why it would be "stupid" for President Donald Trump to pardon his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. The other is the $130,000 Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to keep her from talking about her alleged affair with Trump, one of the topics key to the NY criminal investigation into Cohen.

Like, for example, allegations just before the 2016 election from a porn star named Stormy Daniels that she had engaged in an extramarital affair with Trump.

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Cohen told Stephanopoulos: "I don't like the term witch-hunt".

As the ABC report noted, Cohen's team at McDermott was in a joint defense agreement with Trump's legal team, led by Joanna Hendon of Spears Imes, allowing them to share information and documents with each other.

He partnered with Joshua Klein, an experienced white-collar attorney who worked 13 years in the United States attorney's office investigating high-profile financial fraud, and Nelson Boxer, a former mob prosecutor from the same office.

If Trump authorized the payment but it wasn't disclosed, it could be charged as a federal crime.

Cohen also refused to criticize [special counsel Robert S. Mueller's] investigation. The Enquirer also gave Cohen sign-off power on stories about Trump before they ran, according to The Washington Post. But Cohen has since hired Guy Petrillo, the former leader of the criminal division at the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which is the U.S. Attorney's office now pursuing Cohen.

Another source confirmed that Cohen and Petrillo had met to discuss taking Cohen on as a client.

Cohen hired a new attorney, Guy Petrillo, in June. "His sentencing would be delayed until the federal prosecutors had fully used him to cooperate on all matters".

"I want to answer". "My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will". But in the ABC interview, he said he couldn't comment on advice of his lawyer.

"In that case, Michael Cohen would no longer have a Fifth Amendment right to avoid testimony", Epner said.

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