Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday said President Donald Trump’s former fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen made “substantial and significant efforts to remediate his misconduct,” and help Mueller’s ongoing criminal investigations. Mueller also said he was not taking a position on what sentence Cohen should receive next Wednesday when he is sentenced for the crime of lying to Congress.
Read the full filing. Wow. Individual 1!
MUELLER says he “does not take a position with respect to a particular sentence to be imposed” for Cohen, says he has gone to “significant lengths” to assist the special counsel probe.
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 7, 2018
Breaking: Mueller filing (to be distinguished from SDNY’s) says Cohen took “significant steps” to help the Special Counsel’s investigation, adding “The information he has provided has been credible and consistent with other evidence obtained in the SCO’s ongoing investigation.”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 7, 2018
Mueller’s sentencing memo on Cohen says that when Cohen first met with the special counsel in August, he “repeated many of his prior false statements” about the Moscow Trump Tower project. He didn’t admit his statements were false until September. https://t.co/cTjscOAFi4
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) December 7, 2018
Mueller says Cohen also provided the special counsel information about “certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation” that he obtained by being in contact with Trump Organization executives. pic.twitter.com/Jc79EtDoJI
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) December 7, 2018