Adam Klasfeld reporter with CourthouseNews is one of the fortunate few who have had a seat in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York SDNY. Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and self-described fixer, Michael Cohen was awaiting his sentence. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating the Russia-Trump campaign issue, and Cohen just provided the link.
Klasfeld tweeted that one of Mueller’s attorneys, Jeannie Rhee, said that Cohen gave “credible” and “valuable information” about “links between a campaign and a foreign government:”
‘Special Counsel’s Office prosecutor Jeannie S. Rhee said that Cohen provided “credible” and “valuable information” regarding “any links between a campaign and a foreign government.”‘
‘”Mr. Cohen has sought to tell us the truth,” Rhee said.’
‘”There’s only so much we can say about the particulars at this time, given our ongoing investigation,” Rhee said.
Kept tight-lipped throughout her remarks. More on what she said soon.
SDNY’s Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Roos is now up.’
The Trump campaign has been flapping around unattached to anything Russian. Today, the Mueller team provided that the link was Michael Cohen.
Rhee refused to give the court additional details about what the fixer had provided to them. She added:
‘…there’s only so much we can say about the particulars at this time, given our ongoing investigation.’
Cohen was sentenced to three years of jail and three years of parole to follow and a $50,000 fine. He pled guilty to multiple felonies. They included lying under oath to Congress during investigative hearings regarding Trump’s attempts to seal a deal with the Russians about a Trump Tower in Moscow. At the same time, Trump was running for president and saying that he had no business dealings in Russia.
The fixer may not have realized that the SDNY required all of his criminal activity, as opposed to the Mueller investigation. He does have the option of going back to the court and doing so. Then, he may get a get-out-of-jail-free card.
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