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