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Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russian Federation probe

08 December 2018, 11:52 | Glen Norman

Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russian Federation probe

Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russian Federation probe

Initially, Cohen said his September 2015 comments on Sean Hannity's radio show predicting a "better than likely chance" that Trump would meet Putin that week at the UN General Assembly were "spontaneous and had not been discussed within the campaign". The Manhattan prosecutors' charges against Cohen stemmed from a referral from Mueller's team.

NY prosecutors, however, were far harsher in their assessment of Cohen's character, saying he should get only a modest reduction in an expected prison sentence of about five years.

Trump's series of early morning tweets came ahead of the expected filing of legal documents on Friday that could shed more light on how two of Trump's closest former aides have helped or hindered Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

The court documents make clear how witnesses previously close to Trump - Cohen once declared he'd "take a bullet" for the president - have since provided damaging information about him in efforts to come clean to the government and in some cases get lighter prison sentences.

A heavily redacted court filing said that Manafort's "lies" included untruths about his dealings with Konstantin Kilimnik, a business associate who United States officials suspect is a Russian intelligence operative, and about his contacts with Trump administration officials after striking a plea agreement. "Totally clears the president". Mueller also said in the filing that Cohen had provided "relevant and useful information concerning his contacts with persons connected to the White House" in 2017 and 2018. "Already 87 pages done, but obviously can not complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report", he wrote.

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In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much.

"After cheating the IRS for years, lying to banks and to Congress, and seeking to criminally influence the presidential election, Cohen's decision to plead guilty - rather than seek a pardon for his manifold crimes - does not make him a hero", they wrote.

Cohen, dubbed Trump's "legal fixer" in the past, also described his work in conjunction with Trump in orchestrating hush money payments to two women - a porn star and a Playboy model - who said they had sex with Trump a decade earlier.

The president has acknowledged "lightly" looking into a Trump Tower project in Moscow but said that broke no law and that he was perfectly within his rights to continue to operate his real estate business at the same time his presidential campaign was picking up steam.

But also, significantly, the memo documents Cohen's claims that he was operating at the behest of Trump when he paid off two women Trump allegedly had affairs with to keep them from going to the press during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Trump has downplayed the project and stressed that he never put any money into the deal and ultimately decided not to do it.

Manafort, who has pleaded guilty to several counts, violated his plea agreement by telling "multiple discernible lies" to prosecutors, they said.

Mueller also detailed alleged lies told by Manafort during interviews with prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Prosecutors urged Pauley to hit Cohen with a $500,000 fine and forfeit his assets in addition to the prison sentence. Manafort, who was convicted in August in federal court in Virginia of eight financial crimes, also awaits sentencing in that case.

Manafort's attorneys have denied that he made false statements, and a judge is expected to hear from them before deciding whether he actually lied.

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