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campaign fines. >> and house and intelligence committees are looking to talk with cohen again, and president trump has been publicly silent on the cohen sentence, but privately he is said to be seething. we are told he had just three words to say about cohen, he's a liar. after the sentencing, current trump lawyer, rudy guiliani, had more to say about the russia investigation, telling yahoo news our strategy is to do everything we can to convince mueller to wrap the damn thing up, and if he's got anything, show us. here are the facts. let's remind you at this point. four people have been sentenced to prison, and seven guilty pleas, and 36 people or entities charged, and one person, a former trump campaign man, convicted at trial, and 192
criminal counts filed. so there is that. joining us, david gregory and jeffrey toobin. jeffrey toobin, when you spoke to pecker last year, he told you it was all about friendship and not political, right? >> i did a profile of david pecker for "the new yorker," and he was open up his partisanship for trump in the 2016 election, and cover after cover he attacked his raoeivals, and he open about that, and obviously it was helpful. i don't think he or i realized
the magnitude of the legal problems he was getting himself into by talking to me about that. he also, i don't think, told me the full story of his relationship with donald trump, but there certainly was no mystery about the underlying friendship. >> but now he and ami say something much more than that, jeffrey. in the legal document, they say as part of the plea deal this money was paid for political reasons to influence the 2016 election. that's a big difference. >> it is a big difference. berman, you know, sometimes people don't tell reporters the whole truth. it's heartbreaking. i think that's what went on there. i think it would have been very difficult, it would have raised all sorts of first amendment issues to prosecute david pecker or the "national enquirer" for
partisanship. it's what the first amendment is all about, but the payment of money is a different story, and that i think is something that is a problem -- that obviously was a problem for pecker, and he got immunity and now he is obligated to tell the full story of his relationship to prosecutors about donald trump and that could be a long story. >> let's remember that in the legal circles, michael cohen and his credibility as a cooperator has been a story line and still will be a story line but it changes when you have somebody else come into the picture. ami has come and backed up that story. if anybody thought the special prosecutor that was talking to him about some things, or is the justice department was going to put all this on michael cohen who could be so thoroughly impeached, they were wrong. saying it was directed by donald
trump, that's a big deal. of course michael cohen not only cooperating here but having a lot more to say on other matters, including russia and the special prosecutor and including what he could say on capitol hill has got to be making president trump very nervous. >> in some cases it adds more information than what was previously known with the ami thing. susan hennesy, i know you think it's a big deal. how big of a deal? in some ways you look at the development with ami, and we learned about it in the last 24 hours, and you say this might be the most significant threat to the president since learning of the trump tower meeting with donald trump jr. and the russians promising dirt on hillary clinton. why is this so big? >> for the precise reasons jeffrey alluded to. we are seeing a story where all of the statutory elements of a crime being met, and we are hearing them say this was made for the purpose of influencing a campaign.
we now have more than one witness. i don't think the legal technicalities, the question of whether or not a prosecutor will be able to prove this beyond a reasonable doubt in court is the most relevant thing here, and what is relevant is there's a case where the president of the united states has violated the law and a specific statute. whenever congress is considering impeachment, even though the president doesn't necessarily have to have committed a crime, congress never seriously considered impeachment without that piece. when we take the cumulative picture, all of the things the president has done, including the aobstruction questions, and areas in which the law is less clear, but i think adding this piece of saying, you know, here is the president pretty plainly violating the law in a way any ordinary person would understand that this is -- there's reasonable evidence of this, and i think that puts the probability of impeachment, it moves the needle really
significantly, like i said, in a way that i don't know we have seen as significant as a revelation since learning about don junior's responses to the trump tower meeting about hillary clinton. >> what we may learn as folks are brought back, including michael cohen likely before the house and the senate intelligence committee. what we are hearing is we are hearing from republicans and senator burr saying, listen, i don't know i can get him when he is in jail. we are talking, we are in touch with his people. there's a very real chance there could be far more to come that could add to that, david? >> yeah, i think the critical piece on that for the special prosecutor is what cohen knows about contacts with russians. i think there's an added element there. what these particular charges indicate is the president, according to cohen, was directing these payments. the president was very much
driving on all of this, and i think that will spill over into the russia piece as well, that he was driving and proving these contacts, and it's not just these other people off the reservation having these contacts, it was more centralized. that could be particularly damning. all this said, and i think we should bear it in mind, as a political matter, i think democrats will wake up thinking this is an unbelievable development but they will be cautious about moving to impeach a president because he may have committed crimes to cover up a sexual affair, and they have seen this move before and it did not work well for the opposition. >> yeah, we'll have to wait and see. certainly republicans have not budged in their defense of the president. again, it has to do with you and your reporting, and what is so remarkable is what has been in
plain sight from your interview from david pecker, and we have audio of michael cohen speaking about the payments to "the enquirer." >> i have spoken to allen about how to set the whole thing up with the funding, yes, and it's all -- >> yeah, the president saying, $150,000, how much do we pay for that? $150,000. >> if you just want to keep track of how much the president has lied about that. he said he didn't know about the payment. remember? there's that picture of him in air force one where he says i didn't know anything about it, and here he is on tape talking about the deal. i know it's hard to keep track of all this stuff. the disclosures come bit by bit. come on, he lied so
extravagantly about this story from beginning to end. it's also worth remembering that, you know, on the eve of the election, if the american public had known donald trump had an affair with stormy daniels and karen mcdougal or arranged for all of the hush money, that might have well swung the election. this extremely important set of developments -- anyway. >> or maybe not. what we know with 100% certainty is ami thought it was doing to try and swing the election. that part of it is now clear. you have corroborating witnesses, this corporation and everybody that works saying the same thing michael cohen did, this was a political thing they did to try and win the election. it was pointed out last hour that ami's cooperation agreement here is unusual. it's usually the type of
agreement a company makes with prosecutors so they don't do future misdeeds, they don't commit the same crime. certainly ami promised not to do this again, and it's hard to imagine how this type of situation would exist again. her suggestion is this cooperation agreement is about more, it's about further prosecutions, maybe the president but maybe not just the president. look at the trump organization and look at the trump campaign. do you see it that way? >> i think that's certainly possible in one of the futures of the nonprosecution agreement, they will provide all the information they have on trump. there's been reports they have been buying up stories like this for a long time. i think there's an unopen question whether or not there are other payments that could be problematic. something jeffrey said earlier, there are pretty substantial first amendment questions here. the government is usually very hesitant to go after prosecuting
a media outlet or members of the press. i think ami may have a little advantage of an ordinary organization because the government -- this is an area in which the government wants to tread very lightly. >> in the immunity agreement, or the cooperation agreement with ami, there's a hilarious section about how the staff is going to be trained in these issues. what the ami staff spends most of its time is about torturing jennifer aniston about whether she's going to have a baby, and that's what they have, and john travolta and tom cruise, and the idea that that staff is going to have training, i would like to be a fly on the wall during that class. >> and michael cohen, the things he said at sentencing yesterday, he talks about the darkness of being around trump and this was not a person to be admired, and he thought he was at some point. this is somebody that would take
a bullet for trump at some point and now has turned on him, obviously facing his own legal jeopardy, he has done that. and allen weissenburg who is also cooperating as they are making more of a case against trump's business dealings with russians, i think these are devastating moments. people who are so close to trump completely turning on him. not only a cause for deep, deep stress for trump, as we move forward, but just a remarkable development for somebody who prizes loyalty the way the president does. >> the response from the president himself and his legal team to specifically ami has been muted and careful. >> there's a question hanging over it, too. quickly before we go, who was this other campaign official that was in on the meeting in
august of 2015? who was it? >> i bet you prosecutors know. >> i think they might. >> i bet they talked to that person. >> i think they have. >> thank you for being with us. so republican senator orrin hatch said this when asked about the president's legal troubles. >> i don't care. all i can say is he is doing a good job as president. >> so with all these new allegations, does it finally give republicans pause? we'll discuss that next. >> announcer: n"new day" brough to you by jared, dare to go all in, dare to never let go, dare to be devoted. already bigger than love ♪ dare to be devoted. jared. shaquem get in here. take your razor, yup.
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trump campaign. how will republicans respond to this? new information, we remind you. joining us now, rick santorum, former republican senator and presidential candidate. thank you for being with us. in our last episode of as the senator turns, and this was prior to the ami revelation. let me read you what you told chris prior to ami entering into this deal. you said, he could have been paying off for a variety of reasons. that's not what ami says now. let me read you from the court documents. it says ami's principle purpose in entering into the agreement to pay karen mcdougal was to suppress the model's story to
prevent it from influencing the election. >> just because ami did it, that doesn't mean the sole reason donald trump did it. these are campaign finance violations. as you well know, john, almost every presidential campaign -- i ran for president twice and i have never been accused of a campaign finance violation, but i was in the minority when it came to that. the obama campaign in 2008 paid 370,000 in fines. >> that's so different. >> it's not different. >> creating an intricate seam to cover your tracks. there's a difference. >> no, there's not. this is not even clear it's a violation. as you know the fec has never
prosecuted anybody for such a payment. you look at all the payments made to members of congress -- >> they prosecuted edwards for something similar. >> but -- please. john, hold on, let me finish. john, john, hold on. give me a chance to talk here. >> okay. >> when a prosecutor looks at a charge of a campaign violation, what they could do is see if the fec prosecuted it, and the fec said in the edwards case, we don't see a violation here. the other thing is somebody that does this type of violation has to do it knowing they are violating the law. i don't know how trump can know he's violating the law when the fec has never prosecuted a case like this and doesn't believe it's a violation of law. you can't have intent if the fec says it's not a violation.
>> you know, senator, the fec can go after something like this and the justice department can. >> but the justice department has to look to the fec. >> no, it doesn't. that's not the case. >> absolutely it is the case. that's one of the reasons they lost. >> edwards was acquitted on one charge and there was a hung jury on the others, but they prosecuted. >> prosecutors can prosecute all they want. >> senator, i just want to -- >> the guidelines are saying to look to the fec as to -- >> take a step back from this. is there any violation, is there any payment that the president could have made here that would bother you, that you would think would put him in legal jeopardy? is there anything you can imagine? i am trying to figure out if this is just a blanket acquiescence to the president's claims here or whether or not there's some standard to which you would hold him accountable? >> i think the payments are
unseamly and i think the whole thing is an unseemly thing. this could have been a political move or personal move or business move. there are all sorts of reasons the president could have done this, but the idea of taking, you know, campaign finance quote, violations, which are primarily and have been civil -- >> not always. >> almost exclusively. >> but not always. >> yeah, you have the john edwards case. you don't have many others. let me assure you, there's lots of expenditures campaigns make that are questionable and the fec does investigate it -- >> senator, i just want to be clear. i just want to be clear that you say it could have been other things, but what the prosecutors now say with corroboration from ami is that it was not the other things, it was principally to influence the election. >> that's what ami said. >> michael cohen says, and we
don't know if there are other witnesses and evidence also, and we are left with the impression there is. let me read you the document that prosecutors gave yesterday. ami made a payment in the amount of $150,000 in concert with and at the request and suggestion of one or more members or agents of a candidate's 2016 presidential campaign to evnsure a woman did not publicize damaging allegations about that candidate and there by influence the election, and -- >> john, john? >> is that what it says? >> that's what they say and not what the trump campaign is saying. number one. number two, let's assume you are right. let's assume trump comes forward and they say, yeah, we did it for political purposes. you still have to have the intent of breaking the law. as i cited to you several times, the fec has never -- it has
never said this is a violation of the federal election laws. how can you be intentionally breaking a law when it's been the record of the fec that this is not a violation of the law? you can't have the intent if the fec doesn't consider it a violation? >> intent is a defense. it does not have anything to do with what you are using now as the fec defense. the president can offer a defense and no doubt will, if he's indicted, and he will say he did not know the law. we have seen that a little bit. you have to knowingly and willfully violate the law, but to be clear that doesn't mean you have to be able to recite the code. >> john, you are missing my point. >> hang on. hang on. i have read the doj guidelines, senator. you have to have a general knowledge of the law. i don't know if the president had that, i don't. i have a suspicion ami knew the law. why do i have that suspicion?
they backed out of the deal and then after talking about making the payments to stormy daniels, they got cold feet. perhaps they knew something was wrong there. if the doj prosecuted, and they might were donald trump not the president of the united states. >> prosecutors can prosecute anything. i mean, they can, you know, they can indict a ham sandwich. we have seen that in grand jurors many times. the reality is there's no crime here. the fact of the matter is this is simply not something the fec considers as a violation. you can blow this thing up to say it's unseemly and a lot of things, and i agree with that. >> you agree there are many crimes in the country if the fec does not prosecute. there are criminal violations of campaign finance code that the doj prosecutes. the criminal justice system allows -- i just want people to
know you are raising a point here but that is not the universal answer to the question. people can study what you are saying there and make it -- it's a distraction for the main point. >> i think you folks ignore anything that is counter -- >> no, i think the knowingly and willfully is a defense the president will give, and there's a lot of legal room there. i don't think the fec not going after a criminal violation of campaign finance laws means there was not a violation of campaign finance laws. that's all i am saying. can i ask about the possibility of a government shutdown. the president now owns the shutdown, by his own words. he says i own it. good politics? >> here's what i would say. the president was going to own it whether he owned it or not. this is one of the things that we have seen in the past is that, you know, if the president is saying i want this and if you
don't do this i am not going to sign this, you know, the person, like schumer the last time, the president saying you do this or i will not go along, he owns the shutdown. i think it was smart politics, if you own it really own it and set the narrative in your favor. i am not saying he should not or should shut down the government, but if you are going to draw a line then probably stepping out there and taking it and trying to influence the direction of the debate is the way to go. >> thank you. cnn learned adam schiff is getting ready to call on michael cohen to testify. what will lawmakers ask him after he admitted lying to them? we will ask a member of that committee, next. cing at 0%,
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he's not the only person that has spoken to mueller investigators to be called back to testify in front of congress. i want to bring in democratic congressman, eric swau well. congressman, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> michael cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. there were nine felony counts, and none of them, though, to be clear, and they included financial crimes and campaign finance violations, and none of them had any connection to russian collusion, did they? >> they did. one was lying about russian collusion, and if you lie and keep prosecutors from finding the truth, you can say you did not find anything about russian collusion, and you lie because you have a consciousness of guilt.
the mueller team knows more about russia's intent on the business side and political side. >> if you get michael cohen back, and he said he will cooperate, what will you ask him? >> i was not alive in june of 1973, but i know the history of john dean coming before congress, and he was described as the person who knew during watergate about where everybody went, and michael cohen knows where all the bodies are buried. i think a come-clean moment for the american people the understand what trump knew about russia's intention to do business with him, and what candidate trump knew about the dirt they were offering and whether the candidate knew about it, and whether the candidate
was instructing cohen to lie and cover up what they were doing at the time. >> do you have any proof at this point michael cohen was instructed to lie? >> no. we have heard from his attorney that there's much more to tell and he wants to tell it once the mueller investigation is over. >> i do want to note that you said you were not born in 1973, and i took that as a comment that i am old, so you will now be treated as a hostile witness. congressman, adam schiff, who will be the chair of the house intelligence committee, and he raised the possibility that we all need to reassess whether a sitting president can be indicted. this is doj guidelines suggesting a sitting president cannot be indicted. you are a lawyer. do you think that's something that should be re-examined? >> i think a president can be indicted constitutionally. what the doj does, you know, that's their own guidelines. i don't think doj guidelines should allow a president to run out the clock by being re-elected. right now as i understand the
statute of limitations, if donald trump is re-elected he will escape indictment. i think congress could pass laws that could say, any person that is not being indicted because of of a doj policy, you could pause the statute of limitations. you may have a president that may not only be compromised by the russians and saudis financially, but he may be acting erratically because he has possible criminal exposure waiting for him when he gets out of office. i don't think you want any president in that position. >> you, again, are part of the incoming majority. where do you put these investigations? where would you rank them in terms of your priorities starting january 2nd? >> my priorities are to collaborate on infrastructure and the dream act and gun violence and the cost of prescription drugs. i think shining light where there are offensive and abuses,
we could put there a balance of power. there's a 2020 presidential election coming, and russia is still intent, as general mattis said last week on undermining our democracy, and also getting the president's tax returns, not because we are curious but because we want to know if his financial interests are driving policies abroad. we want to know if they are affecti affecting everyday lives. >> you have said you are considering a run for the democratic nomination, and you told kasie hunt you do see a path. what is the path for you, congressman? >> i will be in new hampshire on friday, john, and you should come with me and you will see the same path, which is americans want to go big and do good and be free, and the only way to do that is to embrace new ideas and new energy and
leadership. we elected 27 new members of congress in their 40s or under in the last election. >> new ideas and new leadership. those will point out it's ironic that you are talking about new ideas and new leadership given the fact that yesterday nancy pelosi secured her position to be the next speaker of the house, and the leadership of the house will be nancy pelosi, and hoyer, and do you think those are new ideas? >> she sees her speakership as a bridge to the next generation, and i think that bridge will be completed when we elect a new president in 2020. my prediction, john, whoever beats donald trump is going to be a page forward for us and not a page backward. >> i want to read something that cher said about you. cher is a democrat and supported hillary clinton last election. she said i would like to see
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tens of thousands of dollars in stock as a defense contractor after pushing the trump administration for more military spending. his financial disclosure report lists the purchase of between $115,000 in the stock. the communications director claims the senator's financial transactions are handled by a third-party adviser and he had no involvement, claiming the senator told the financial adviser to reverse the transaction once he became aware of it. and then seven women who are suing dartmouth trustees says
they turned one area into a department like "animal house." they are coming up with a sweeping plan to fight harassment when the students return in january. and then the california public utilities commission is proposing a new surcharge which would help make connectively to low income, and it would make up revenue they used to receive from voice messages. i believe it's a flat fee and not for text message, because i would be bankrupt. >> it's the worst headline you could ever have, taxing text messages is like texting air. we will charge you every time you breathe. >> yeah, good luck with that. you probably have heard red wine is good for you, and that's
what i have chosen to believe, and you also heard it's bad for you, and i don't believe that. john avlon cuts to the confusion in the reality check. >> what is the sraeit is about e studies will give you whiplash if you put them together -- >> a disturbing new study finds that studies are disturbing. >> a brand-new study from the medical association says the so-called mediterranean diet along with the occasional glass of red wine will cut your risk for a whole bunch of nasty things, particularly heart disease and stroke. this is a big study, tracking 26,000 women on the mediterranean diet for 12 years, and in the end they determined the diet cut risk of heart
disease by 28%, and that's good news. and then one study said no amount of alcohol is good for you, not even a little bit. defining that little bit is as you guessed it, a humble 4-ounce glass of wine. from deaths to alcohol-related cancer, which i did not know was a chanthing, and back in april e was another study in the same journal, and it said moderate alcohol consumption cuts the risk of heart attack. before you imagine your bartender as the grim reaper, just another year before, a study found it cut the risk of heart attack by 30%.
that's five studies and a little more than a year that don't agree with each other, and one barely agrees with itself. when it comes to wine, what is good? we don't definitively know it, at least not in a one size fits all way. doctors say if you abstained so far, keep it that way. no need to start drink now, unless you have been indicted. if you are a wine lover, stick to one glass at dinner. even keith richards has potentially given up drinking after a lifetime of legendary success, and instead indulging in a glass of wine. all things in moderation. that's your reality check. >> that seems to be the boring -- >> sorry. >> answer to the end here to what was, i think, a fascinating and very exciting argument you are making there, but it's
basically you can drink, just don't drink too much. >> yeah, it's keith richards endorsing in moderation. >> this whole ploy about your reality check is to talk about keith richards? >> all these studies are confusing and we thought we would try to get to the bottom of it. >> i was worried we were not going to be friends afterwards, john, but the fact that we can still have wine together -- >> yeah, break out a bottle of wine -- >> next one is on me. >> ruby tuesday is about drinking wine in moderation? >> that's it. >> i don't know that i can follow that. >> i got nothing else. >> we do have this. a russia connection in the mission to find the titanic. the legendary explorer who found
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in 1985, robert ballard stunned the world when he found the titanic. the real story behind that mission remained highly classified for decades. the good news for all of us this morning, it is a secret no more. it is great to have you here. >> it is nice to be here. >> the headlines are great at the time. we find the titanic. you wanted to search for the titanic, but you couldn't get funding. the navy wanted you to find two nuclear subs from the '60s. >> what they wanted me to do was go back and not have the russians follow me because we were interested in the nuclear
weapons on the scorpian. i had press aboard. they were totally oblivious to what i was doing at the time. >> which is amazing. so you found the submarines and then you only have 12 days left to find the titanic. >> yes. i had naval intelligence officers and one that reported directly back to my boss who said, do my job first, and then this officer next to you will say when you're done. and when he said i was done, i had very little time left. but i had learned a lot from mapping that told me how to find it. >> were you confident that that was enough time? >> no. >> and yet you beat the odds. >> we were down to the -- we
have the exhibit now at national geographic that tells not only the story, but i had to go back. that was the scarey time because were they going to follow me. we had to go back to find not only the titanic but also the scorpian. >> you can talk about this now. >> some of it, yes. >> some of it. you have done a number of missions. you can't talk about any of those? >> i cannot talk about my other navy missions, no. they have to be declassified? >> why has this been declassified? >> ask the navy. national geographic called. that's why we're doing the exhibit. we're fessing up. >> i found it your reaction.
this is what you have been searching for, but your mood quickly changed. >> yes. when we found the titanic, we naturally were very excited because it was a tough job. but then someone looked up at the clock and said she sinks in 20 minutes because it was 2:00 in the morning. she sank at 2:20. we felt embarrassed. it was like a wall switch that we just were hit by it. i was not emotionally attached to the titanic until i found it. and it spoke. and it was very powerful. we made a promise that we would never ever take anything from the site, which we never did. >> which you haven't. how do you feel about the fact that things have been taken. >> where are these artifacts taken by the salvagers. we're hoping they go home. but the judge will decide that in the next few days. stay tuned. >> we will stay tuned for that. when you think back on
everything that happened for you when you were able to find these -- well, to get to these submarines and all the other stuff that you can't talk to us about, but some day, it is interesting, too, as we're watching this. as all of this is playing out when we're at a distinctly different time than we were in a few years ago when it comes to relations with russia. and it is remarkable to learn about these things. how much of that goes through your mind? >> well, the cold war, we were busy. and the casualties were some of our submarines. so, yes, it's a cold war that has now started again. i thought it was over. but we're back. >> do you think that will keep us from being able to talk to you about some of your work? >> probably. >> yeah. what would you like to see -- what would you like to be written about the titanic? because people are so fascinated
by it? >> you know, it was amazing at how to this day people's fascination, it just -- it touches everyone's buttons. whether you are from the edwardian era. it was the largest moving object of the time in the world. it was so straight out of hollywood. jim cameron, who is a good friend, he was the first one to come to my office after i found the titanic and said, i want to do a movie about this. so the point is it just affects everybody. every generation rediscovers the ti tietanic titanic. it is such a great story, and it will never, ever go away. >> it is fascinating and you are part of this story. it has renewed my own fascination as well.
thank you. just ahead, a surprise deal between prosecutors and a tabloid publisher spells more legal pearil for the president. let's get to it. >> i would be extremely nervous. people around the president are going to prison. >> he's a snake who betrayed the president, who secretly recorded his own client. >> they purchased the story for the money but would be reimbursed. >> alan is now cooperating. nobody knows where the money has gone better than he does. >> the justice department needs to re-examine that you are indict a seated president. >> i am hopeful that michael cohen will have that moment to tell the american people what he knows about donald trump. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> good morning. it is thursday, december 13th, 8:00 in the east.
alisyn is off. erika hill joins us. >> it's been kind of quiet. >> not at all. >> this morning, president trump is in legal jeopardy. that is what my of our analysts say, and you will hear them say it this hour. just the last 24 hours, the president's situation has changed perhaps considerably all thanks to the "national enquire enquirer". the publisher has flipped on the president. the tabloid admitted to making a $150,000 payment to silence a playboy play mate's affair with donald trump. the legal language in the document is clear. they say ami made this payment in cooperation, consultation and concert with and at the request and suggest of one or more members or agents of a candidate's 2016 presidential campaign, the trump campaign, to ensure that a woman did not publicize damaging allegations against that president and
thereby influence the election. they did it to influence the election. who knows what else the company has already or will soon tell prosecutors. this all comes after the president's former lawyer, his fixer, his right-hand man was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance crimes or other felonies. cohen felt the court he felt it was his duty to cover up the president's dirty deeds. both the house and senate intelligence committees want to talk to michael cohen again, and it appears he's willing to tell his story before he goes to prison in march. president trump publically silent on the cohen sentence, but privately we are told he is seething. also, the president had just three words to say about cohen. he's a liar. after the sentencing, though, rudy giuliani did have more to say. he tells yahoo! news our strategy is to do everything we can to try to convince mueller to wrap the damn thing up, and if
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