Davis: Southern District of NY ‘Crafted’ Cohen’s Confession Davis: Southern District of NY ‘Crafted’ Cohen’s Confession – NTK Network

Davis: Southern District of NY ‘Crafted’ Cohen’s Confession

"I keep saying this isn't just Michael Cohen talking, this is the U.S. government, prosecutors in the Southern District, who helped craft that language for him to say in open court."

By NTK Staff | 08.22.2018 @4:01pm

Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis told Sky News that the prosecutors in the Southern District of New York “helped craft” Cohen’s confession stating that he violated campaign finance law on behalf of President Trump and suggested that Cohen has no evidence of this during an interview on Wednesday.

Cohen, who was Trump’s longtime lawyer, pleaded guilty to eight federal charges on Tuesday, including campaign finance violations.

According to Newsday:

“Cohen confessed he violated campaign finance laws by arranging the six-figure payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the campaign’s final weeks to buy silence on their stories about sex flings with Trump. The payments were made for “the purpose of influencing” an election, and Cohen said did so “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate.”

Sky News’ reporter Cordelia Lynch asked Davis why Cohen didn’t name Trump in his confession.

“This was a government prosecutor document. So, when people are saying ‘what is Michael Cohen’s evidence that he was directed by President Trump?’ I keep saying, this isn’t just Michael Cohen talking, this is the U.S. government, prosecutors in the Southern District, who helped craft that language for him to say in open court,” Davis said.

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