Trump urges 'full sentence' for his ex-lawyer Cohen in Russian Federation probe


"Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time".

But on Monday morning, the president was back to criticizing his onetime attorney.

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen exits Federal Court after entering a guilty plea in Manhattan, New York City, US, November 29, 2018.

Once one of the real estate tycoon's closest allies and a top executive at The Trump Organization, Cohen has become a key witness in Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians in 2016.

Solomon said his interviews with more than 50 witnesses in the Trump case and reviews of hundreds of pages of court filings confirm, among other things, that almost all of the contacts "involved the same overture - a discussion about possible political dirt or stolen emails harmful to Hillary Clinton, or unsolicited business in London or Moscow".

"You mean he can do all of the bad, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?"

Trump praised Stone in a Monday tweet, in which he echoed Corsi's accusation that Mueller is using plea deals in an attempt to compel false testimony against the president.

"Here's what the president is saying today", Jackson continued, quoting Trump's attacks on Cohen and special counsel Robert Mueller while defending political operative Roger Stone.

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A promise: Trump took note of Stone's weekend vow that he will never testify against the president. It went on to say, "He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence".

The rest of the internet ― and especially George Conway ― groaned.

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) weighed in later.

He noted that the the House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary committees demanded to be secretly briefed on payments to "undercovers".

Trump described Mueller as a "rogue and out of control prosecutor".

The tweets add to mounting questions about whether Trump is taking steps to improperly influence witnesses in an investigation that has enraged him and shadowed his administration.

Mueller, a Republican, was selected by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, a Republican appointed to his position by Trump.