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Jul 6, 2018

This Week: Michael Cohen Signals Plan To Cooperate With Feds

Michael Cohen all but screamed from the rooftops this week that he plans to flip against President Trump and cooperate with federal prosecutors. In an ABC News interview, Cohen explicitly said his first loyalty was not to Trump but to his family and country. The onetime stalwart Trump footsoldier also hinted he may have information on what the President knew about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting and hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Former federal prosecutors say it’s deeply unusual for Cohen to be publicly telegraphing his intention to cooperate, and that he could just be angling for a pardon from Trump. But Cohen has apparently told friends he is not “counting” on receiving one, given his messy falling out with the President. Cohen also announced that he intends to end his joint-defense agreement with Trump, which allowed their legal teams to share information and documents under cover of attorney-client privilege. In another conspicuous move, he scrubbed all references to…

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