Michael Cohen, the former attorney for President Donald Trump and a close member of the business mogul's inner circle, found himself at the center of a federal investigation for a number of charges.
He went on to reiterate that his family is "my first priority", and when reminded that he previously said he would "take a bullet" for Trump, Cohen said, "To be crystal clear: my wife, my daughter and my son and this country have my first loyalty".
Cohen, Trump's longtime attorney and consigliere, is the subject of a federal criminal investigation led by the FBI and the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY, which executed an April 9 raid for evidence on Cohen's home, office and hotel room.
"I don't agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI", Cohen said. "I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents", Cohen said, rejecting the notion of a 'witch hunt, ' Trump's favorite name to call the protracted 'Russiagate'.
On May 2, the watchdog organization sought "all records of communications" between Rosenstein and the US attorney's office for the Southern District of NY "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room", plus "all records of communications" between Mueller and the attorney's office "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room".
"I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone's defense strategy", Cohen said. I don't want him to shut up, but I'll reserve judgment until he puts up. "Nonetheless, the agents were respectful, courteous and professional. One day I will answer", he told Stephanopoulos.
Cohen, who worked for Trump over the past decade, is the focus of an investigation in the Southern District of NY into whether he violated campaign-finance laws or committed bank fraud, wire fraud, illegal lobbying, or other crimes.
Cohen repeated previous denials that he had any involvement with Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but he refused to criticize the investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. "If Michael Cohen has damaging criminal information about POTUS/Manafort/Jared Kushner/Donald Jr., this would be a disaster for them". "And I wouldn't be surprised if we saw the president signal some public signs of support to Michael Cohen to try to quell some of his concerns, because obviously the pressure is tightening up on him".
"I believe it was a mistake by those from the Trump campaign who did participate", Cohen said. Cohen's comments that Stormy Daniels' lawyer is small potatoes simply isn't true.
"Let's think about why Cohen, lawyered up and a lawyer himself, would make this deliberate move.I say it's to make Trump grovel, promise to pay his legal fees and pardon him, or he flips", Bloom tweeted.
Mr Cohen also told ABC he did not agree with Mr Trump's recent tweet repeating Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian Federation did not interfere in the election. "I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents", Cohen said. In a statement released in February, he confirmed making the payment but said, "Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly". "I want to regain my name and my reputation and my life back", he said.
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Francesco Molinari cruised to an eight-shot win at the Quicken Loans National after firing an impressive 62 on Sunday . After hitting his tee shot through the green at the par-4 14th, Woods botched the chip and then missed a 7-footer.
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Trump, however, has continued to boast of the results of the summit, even in the face of skepticism from some USA lawmakers. This is his third trip to North Korea. "The Blue House is not quite sure which side represents President Trump's mind".
A folding phone can't be easy to make, hence why it's supposed to be playing it safe by only making a limited number of devices. The Tame Apple Press claims the news means that Samsung's lead over Apple in the global smartphone market is under pressure.
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Ohio State team doctor warned, former coach says
Strauss's inappropriate touching of athletes was open knowledge, he said, and he remembered talking about it with Mr. Wrestlers have said Strauss routinely showered with students and touched them inappropriately during exams.
Trump's Trade War Officially Begins - Hit & Run
Li further added that he and workers at his factory are "not so worried" because they have a price advantage over competitors. Clearly, the USA and China are in for a long drawn out trade war.
Why Griezmann didn't celebrate France goal against Uruguay
Suárez was sent home on both the occasions and might as well be this time, if Uruguay fails to beat France in the quarter-finals. I didn't think for one minute their hearts would give way. "England have the players individually to do something special".
Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption
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'Dead' woman found alive in South African morgue fridge
Mr Bradnick told TimesLive : "Equipment used to determine life showed no form of life on the woman". "We made certain. However a morgue worker checked on the body in the mortuary fridge sometime later only to discover she was breathing.
Japan's Keisuke Honda retires from worldwide football
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Uruguay to meet France in quarter-finals
Portugal coach Fernando Santos summed up the South Americans on the eve of the match when he was asked to name their strong point. The fewest attempted passes- 25 (the more passes you attempt, the likelier it is that you can provide a game-changing moment).