Trump’s ex-lawyer de­serves prison de­spite aid, Feds say

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NATION+WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON >> Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s for­mer lawyer, Michael Co­hen, de­serves a sub­stan­tial prison sen­tence de­spite his co­op­er­a­tion with the spe­cial coun­sel in the Trump-Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion, pros­e­cu­tors said Fri­day ahead of his sen­tenc­ing next week.

Court fil­ings by pros­e­cu­tors from both New York and the spe­cial coun­sel’s of­fice laid out for the first time de­tails of Co­hen’s co­op­er­a­tion with in­ves­ti­ga­tors and took po­si­tions on the pun­ish­ment he should face.

An ad­di­tional fil­ing was ex­pected Fri­day in the case of for­mer Trump cam­paign chair­man Paul Manafort, who pros­e­cu­tors say lied to them even af­ter agree­ing to co­op­er­ate.

Pros­e­cu­tors in Co­hen’s case said that even though he co­op­er­ated in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into hush money pay­ments made to two women who said they had sex with Trump, he nonethe­less de­serves to spend time in prison.

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