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Mon Jul 02 10:39:19
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Cohen says family and country, not President Trump, is his 'first loyalty'

Michael Cohen -- President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney and a former executive vice president at the Trump Organization -- has always insisted he would remain loyal to the president.

He was the fix-it guy, the pit bull so fiercely protective of his boss that he’d once described himself as "the guy who would take a bullet" for the president.

But in his first in-depth interview since the FBI raided his office and homes in April, Cohen strongly signaled his willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York -- even if that puts President Trump in jeopardy.

“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen told me. “I put family and country first.”

We spoke for 45 minutes Saturday evening at a Manhattan hotel, where Cohen has been staying for the past several months. And during that time, the question of whether Cohen might flip on the president has been the subject of intense speculation.

Even the president weighed in, tweeting in April that “most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that.”

He described Cohen as a “fine person with a wonderful family.”

But Cohen did not praise the president during our conversation -- and pointedly disagreed with Trump’s criticism of the federal investigations.

When I asked Cohen directly what he would do if prosecutors forced him to choose between protecting the president and protecting his family, he said his family is “my first priority.”


Trump is not his first priority. Is he a traitor, Hot Rod?

Sounds like he will stab Trump in the back if they push him into a corner.
the wanderer
Mon Jul 02 11:13:27
Trump was all for torture (just to be mean really, rather than to get info) but in any case they should torture Cohen for all info
Mon Jul 02 11:17:22
Mueller is clearly out of control. Shut him down already.
The Sentinel
Mon Jul 02 11:18:31
Rugian is right. This is hitting too close to home for Trump to be effective.
the wanderer
Mon Jul 02 11:20:55
Mueller isn't running the Cohen investigation

and if they are state crimes, no pardon ability from Trump

“So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?”
~Cohen threatening reporter

so go fucking disgusting on Cohen!
Hct Rcd
Mon Jul 02 11:23:09
The focus should clearly be on Clinton and Obama for their crimes.
Average Ameriacn
Mon Jul 02 11:36:51
Has everybody forgotten Benghazi?!?!
the wanderer
Mon Jul 02 11:43:40
i know ^that's a fake HR, but that is basically a Trump tweet therefore actual HR position... to parody HR you should be going more ridiculous, if that's possible

"why aren't Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????"
~Trump (real tweet)
Mon Jul 02 13:02:12
So some dude connected to trump has had his life flipped upside down by the feds. Anything else here? No one else is alarmed that mueller is legit abusing his powers. Remember when this was about Trump colluding with russians? Now it is about..?
Mon Jul 02 13:24:04
Every federal level charge has been related to russia. Cohen had a secret company that received lobbying money, including from russia. Turning over evidence found, within the scope of the investigation, to the proper authorities isn't at all abusive.

Of course, it takes being not willfully ignorant/retarded/apartisanshill to recognize this, so I can see why you missed it.
Mon Jul 02 13:35:52
Duuuur I join duuur my frend duuuuuur #metoo duuuur buddy Mueller abusing duuuur his power duuur new duuuur talking point duuuur for duuur cuckservs duuuuuur
smart dude
Mon Jul 02 14:43:00
I'm glad Trump has surrounded himself with all "the best people" like he promised he would.
Glenn Beck
Mon Jul 02 14:54:55
I guess I can understand their frustration about the "abusive" investigation.

Benghazi investigation: 3 years

0 indictments
0 guilty pleas
0 convictions

Russia: 14 months

23 indicatments

6 guilty pleas

1 convictions

Mon Jul 02 14:58:29
Lesson learned here: Don’t mess with Hillary.
Mon Jul 02 15:16:34
"Jul 02 13:24:04
Every federal level charge has been related to russia"

Mueller was not tasked with finding any crime related to russia. He is abusing his authority.
the wanderer
Mon Jul 02 15:22:57
Mueller mandate:

(i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and

(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation;

(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. §600.4(a).

see (ii)... plus he handed off Cohen's criminal activity... why do you hate criminals being brought to justice?
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Mon Jul 02 15:27:44
Cause Hilary would've been worse.
Mon Jul 02 16:48:38
"Mueller was not tasked with finding any crime related to russia. He is abusing his authority."

See: my first post, paragraph 2. Ignorant, retarded, and a partisan shill. You have to be willfully wrong to think that Mueller had abused his power based on what we currently have seen.
Tue Jul 03 04:50:31
"Mueller was not tasked with finding any crime related to russia. He is abusing his authority. "

duuuur leaves duuuur trump duuuur alone duuuuuur duuuuur please!!! duuuuuuur

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