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What’s Up With Michael Cohen?

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July 2, 2018 2:54 p.m.

As you likely saw this morning, Michael Cohen continues to edge up to the brink of becoming a cooperating witness against his erstwhile boss Donald Trump. What do we make of this?

It seems clear that Cohen is ready to make a deal and ready to testify against Trump. He’s saying as much. He’s also ending his joint defense agreement with the President, which often signals that one possible defendant is turning against another.

But two points stand out to me.

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