Mueller's Latest Filing Nothing But Bad News For Cohen
The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross, reports:
President Donald Trump declared on Twitter that the court filing, which was released by the special counsel’s office, “totally clears the president.”
Trump’s critics, including Democratic lawmakers and cable TV pundits, held an opposing view. They noted that the filings showed more extensive contacts between Trump’s longtime fixer and Russians than previously known. They also pointed to vague passages in the memo, which they argued could indicate that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence of collusion that he’s not ready to release.
“Cohen provided the [special counsel’s office] with useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation that he obtained by virtue of his regular contact with Company executives during the campaign,” reads one of the memo’s more cryptic lines.
The special counsel’s memo also suggests that Mueller views Cohen’s work to build a Trump Tower in Moscow (an effort dubbed the Moscow Project) as relevant to the core investigation into a possible conspiracy between the Kremlin and Trump campaign to influence the 2016 election.
Federal prosecutors request "a substantial term of imprisonment" for Trump's former personal attorney.