Mueller determined Cohen lied to congressional investigators, and the former Trump "fixer" admitted to making false statements about the nature and scope of work he did on the Moscow tower project, including revealing the work went on well into Trump's 2016 campaign for the White House and included talks with a Kremlin official in an attempt to get Russian President Vladimir Putin's support for the project. Cohen, who once said he would take a bullet for Mr. Trump, claimed he misled Congress to be consistent with and loyal to Mr. Trump. In August, he pled guilty to eight criminal counts related to the hush money payments he made adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels.
As for Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani questioning Mueller's tactics and calling probe unethical, Napolitano said that's what a lawyer representing the president should do.
In the tweet, Trump asked why Cohen was allowed to get away with "terrible" things "having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc." - a reference to Cohen's legal trouble around a tax evasion case involving a NY taxi business - without serving a prison sentence.
"He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence", the president wrote. He further accused Cohen of fabricating "stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself".More news: Raptors' Kawhi Leonard agrees to endorsement deal with New Balance
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Cohen's attorney says his client is a victim who doesn't deserve prison.
Trump's politically charged tweets came as much of the nation's attention was on the late President George H.W. Bush, whose body was being transported from Houston to Washington, DC, to lie in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol until Wednesday morning. When Cohen's home and office were first raided, the president sided with the attorney, blasting the investigation that led to the raid. "Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the terrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!"
Trump described Mueller as a "rogue and out of control prosecutor". "The truth is bad for their mission'".