The US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said that he is not guilty of some of the crimes that he pleaded guilty to last year during special counsel’s investigation.
According to The Wall Street Journal, actor Tom Arnold had a 36-minute phone conversation with Cohen on March 25 and recorded him saying he did not evade taxes, and a criminal charge for misstating his financial status was “a lie.” Cohen was recorded without his consent. “I’m a man all alone, and I shouldn’t be alone anymore after more than 100 hours of testimony”, said Cohen when talking about his cooperation with Mueller’s investigators. HE also said that he pleaded guilty to some of the crimes because federal prosecutors in New York were targeting his wife. “I love this woman, and I am not going to let her get dragged into the mud of this crap. And I never thought the judge was going to throw a three-year freacking sentence” said Cohen.
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes, including paying money to two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and playboy model Karen McDougal, to keep them quiet about having sexual affairs with Trump. During the call with Arnold, Cohen said “My family’s happiness, and my law license … I lost my business … my insurance, my bank accounts, all for what? All for what? Because Trump, you know, had an affair with a porn star? That’s really what this is about.”
The White House has not yet commented on the Journal’s story.
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