Dec 03 2018
Cohen's lawyers, Guy Petrillo and Amy Lester, also claimed that the Trump campaign wanted to send the message that any contact with Russian Federation by the campaign or Trump corporation had "effectively terminated before the Iowa caucuses of February 1, 2016", despite that being untrue.
"Michael's decision to cooperate and take full responsibility for his own conduct well reflects his personal resolve, notwithstanding past errors, to re-point his internal compass true north toward a productive, ethical and thoroughly law abiding life", Cohen's lawyers wrote in the memorandum, noting that he'd "participated in seven voluntary interviews with the Special Counsel's Office" so far.
After Cohen's guilty plea on Thursday, Trump called Cohen a "weak person" and accused him of making up the story to receive a lesser prison sentence.
The filing cited his cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation has angrily been branded a "witchhunt" by Trump in numerous statements and tweets. "For you, it's a future president Trump". He also met with the NY attorney general's office, which is investigating the Donald Trump Foundation. Cohen also said he falsely told Congress he never took any steps toward traveling to Russian Federation when in fact he had discussed going there.
"That determination has not been made yet", Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann said at a federal court hearing in Washington.
"He and [Trump] also discussed possible travel to Russian Federation in the summer of 2016, and Michael took steps to clear dates for such travel", they continued, adding, that Cohen states he kept Trump "apprised" of his contacts with Russian Federation during the campaign.
Threaded throughout the document were testimonials from people closest to Cohen - drawn from some three dozen letters that were also submitted - depicting an image of generosity that undercuts the public perceptions of him since his guilty plea.
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Mexico's Interior Ministry said it would immediately deport those who tried to "violently" enter the USA from Tijuana. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the United States of America .
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In a statement, she said, "I couldn't be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure". Holly Willoughby is standing in for Ant McPartlin on the news series of I'm A Celebrity .
Cohen has also "voluntarily met twice" with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the memo said, and separately "met voluntarily" with the New York Attorney General's office "concerning a state court action in which the NYAG has sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation and certain individual defendants, including Donald J. Trump".
In another, a woman wrote that her husband, who is Syrian, had been friends with Cohen since 1984.
The memo noted that Mueller's office is expected to provide the judge with an assessment of Cohen's cooperation, and that the Manhattan prosecutors are to join in presenting Cohen's assistance as a factor for the judge to consider.
Cohen's lawyers Guy Petrillo and Amy Lester asked for the cases to be consolidated so Cohen could be sentenced for all of his crimes at once.
On Thursday, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress.
But they wrote that Cohen did so because he knew Trump wanted to "dismiss and minimize the merit" of the special counsel's inquiry, and that he and his aides "were seeking to portray contact with Russian representatives in any form by Client-1, the campaign or the Trump Organization as having effectively terminated before the Iowa caucuses of February 1, 2016".
"Michael regrets that his vigor in Client-1's interests in the heat of political battle led him to abandon good judgment and cross legal lines", they said.
Dec 03 2018
Police recommend Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for bribery
They also recommended charges be brought against Elovitch, members of his family and members of his Bezeq management team. The prime minister compared his defense to Hanukkah, which celebrates "the victory of light over darkness", he said.
Dec 02 2018
Mexico starts moving some migrants to new shelter
Border Patrol helicopters flew overhead, while U.S. agents held vigil on foot beyond the wire fence in California. A self-admitted MS-13 gang member also traveling with the caravan was arrested Saturday .
Dec 01 2018
Ukraine Has Banned All Russian Men of Military-Service Age
It has said the Ukrainians were violating Russian waters and that Ukraine did not inform Russian officials of its naval movements. Poroshenko said the West should show solidarity with Ukraine if it wants to contain Russian Federation under Putin.
Dec 01 2018
Video of Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt assaulting woman surfaces
After she strikes him in the face, he shoves her again and later pushes another man into her, knocking the woman to the ground. At some point in the night, everyone headed back to Hunt's place at The Metropolitan at the 9, where the incident took place.
Nov 30 2018
The big cow has inspired a lot of hope and joy
According to Geoff Pearson, "Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there's a trail of hundreds of cattle following him". Knickers, who is a Holstein Friesian, is double the weight of an average animal of its breed and more than a foot taller.
Nov 30 2018
Kyle Korver to return to Jazz
In three seasons with Cleveland, he averaged 9.3 points per game, mostly scoring his points from jumpers and three-point shots. Korver has played for the Cavaliers since 2017 and was a vital piece in the team's offense coming off the bench.
Nov 28 2018
A century of history highlighted during Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Bahrain
Bob Menendez are working on to sanction the Crown Prince. "It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen", Lee said . The UK has also been blasted for its continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it conducts its brutal war in Yemen.
Nov 28 2018
Google Pixel 3 Lite poses for the camera - Android
Google only had two Pixel 3 smartphones to show off back in October, unveiling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . Some purported camera samples of the rumoured Pixel model also leaked recently.
Nov 26 2018
Canada Post Back-To-Work Legislation Introduced To End CUPW Strike
In Canada, workers began striking earlier last month after almost a year of negotiations failed to produce agreement. "Here to legislate injuries and unpaid work just like Harper", read one.
Nov 24 2018
Shooting at Alabama shopping mall
Black Friday madness began on Thanksgiving night at the Riverchase Galleria in Alabama , but sadly, the chaos turned deadly. Thanksgiving Day at Riverchase Galleria in the town of Hoover, about 10 miles from Birmingham, local reports said .
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