Court Deadlines Set Stage for More Russia Probe Details

Court Deadlines Set Stage for More Russia Probe Details

It never took place.

Trump immediately declared that he was vindicated.

"In total, the prosecutors seem to be saying the president was more aware than he has claimed to be", former federal prosecutor Michael Zeldin said.

A key figure in the Watergate scandal has told CNN that the allegations against President Donald Trump contained in a court filing are sufficient for Congress to start impeachment proceedings.

But prosecutors gave him no such clearance.

The sentencing memo described information Cohen had provided since abandoning Trump and assisting with the government's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 United States election and possible collusion with Trump's team. The defendant also provided information about attempts by other Russian nationals to reach the campaign.


"The person told Cohen that such a meeting could have a "phenomenal" impact 'not only in political but in a business dimension as well'". Cohen, however, did not follow up on this invitation.

Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced next Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on all of the charges to which he pleaded guilty.

Mueller said on Friday that Cohen repeated his false statements about the project in his first meeting with Mueller's office, admitting the truth only in a later meeting in September after he had pleaded guilty to the separate NY charges.

"When you look at what the prosecutors did in the Southern District of NY they allege that Donald Trump directed two campaign finance violations".

Trump denied the claims and called both Mueller's team and the federal prosecutors liars.

"Cohen deceived the voting public by hiding alleged facts that he believed would have had a substantial effect on the election", prosecutors said.


"The government's filings in Mr. Cohen's case tell us nothing of value that wasn't already known". His lawyers want the 52-year-old attorney to avoid prison time altogether. To promote transparency and prevent wealthy individuals like Cohen from circumventing these limits, Congress prohibited individuals from making expenditures on behalf of and coordinated with candidates.

The crafting of that narrative was a "deliberate effort to use his lies as a way to set the tone and shape the course of the hearings in an effort to stymie the inquiries", the special counsel's office said.

"These legal documents outline serious and criminal wrongdoing, including felony violations of campaign finance laws at the direction of President Trump", Senator Diane Feinstein said in a statement.

The feds argued that Cohen's cooperation after his extensive crimes should not make him a hero.

However, in the crimes to which he pleaded guilty in August, he was motivated "by personal greed and repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends".

Mueller's memo is not giving a specific sentencing recommendation, but because Cohen is being cooperative and has accepted responsibility for his lies, his office is requesting that any prison time for which he might be sentenced for misleading Congress be run concurrently with the sentences he gets for his fraud and campaign violation plea bargain with the NY office.


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