WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trumps former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves a substantial prison sentence despite his cooperation in a hush money payment case that implicated the president, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Court filings by prosecutors from both New York and the Trump-Russia special counsels office laid out for the first time details of the cooperation of a vital witness who once said hed take a bullet for the president but who in recent months has become a prime antagonist. He is to be sentenced next week.
The filings reveal that Cohen told prosecutors he and Trump discussed a potential meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in 2015, shortly after Trump announced his candidacy for president.
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