Lock him up!
President Trump called on Monday for his former fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen to “serve a full and complete sentenced” for the “TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump” crimes he’s pleaded guilty to.
In August, Cohen confessed to federal charges of tax fraud, false bank statements and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on behalf of the President. Last week, pleaded to an addition charge of lying to Congress regarding his involvement in a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and his communication with the Kremlin.
The attorneys cited threats against the President’s former-fixer since he agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election as a reason for the judge to go easy.
Cohen’s lawyers also mentioned all the heat Cohen’s taken from his former client.
“In the context of this raw, full-bore attack by the most powerful person in the United States, Michael, formerly a confidante and adviser to Mr. Trump, resolved to cooperate, and voluntarily took the first steps toward doing so even before he was charged,” read the sentencing memorandum filed by his attorneys.
“And he acted knowing that the result would be personal attacks on his by the president, a bevy of advisers and public relations specialists, and political supporters of the president.”
On Monday morning, Trump picked up where he had left off, railing against Cohen for “things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc.”
“He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence,” the President tweeted.
Cohen is expected to be sentenced on Dec. 12.
Moments later the Trump tweeted his support for political dirty trickster Roger Stone, who is also a target of the Mueller probe. The President quoted Stone’s promise he will “never testify against Trump.”
“Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!’” the President tweeted.