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Giuliani Adds Insult to Injury, Insists Cohen 'Can't Handle Jail'

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now the personal attorney to President Donald Trump, is deriding former Trump attorney Michael Cohen as well as documents dumped Friday by federal prosecutors in advance of Cohen’s sentencing on Wednesday.

In comments about Cohen to The Daily Beast, Giuliani said he felt “sorry for him” and called Cohen’s actions a “sad” attempt to avoid prison time.

“Believe me, he can’t handle jail,” Giuliani said.

Cohen will be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to several financial crimes. He has asked not to be sentenced to prison.

On Friday, federal prosecutors said that during his efforts to cooperate with prosecutors, Cohen implicated Trump in payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, The New York Times reported.

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“Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1,” the federal prosecutors wrote.

The document also recommended a significant sentence for Cohen.

Also on Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller filed a pre-sentencing memo that said Cohen had supported his efforts to build a case against Trump.

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However, Giuliani noted that of all the things said in the filings, there is no claim of any collusion between Trump and Russia, the nominal reason for Mueller’s investigation.

“No collusion, no obstruction, now campaign finance but payments to settle lawsuits are not clearly a proper campaign contribution or expenditure. No responsible lawyer would charge a debatable campaign finance violation as a crime…well maybe those suffering from TDD,” Giuliani tweeted Sunday, referencing Trump Derangement Disorder.

He also said that the documents show Cohen’s word cannot be trusted.

“Fake News coverage can’t change the reality that Mueller’s late Friday dump demonstrates yet again no evidence connected to President. It also indicates SDNY is asking that Cohen receive a 4 year prison sentence, longest so far, because as we have said he’s still lying,” he said.

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Although the documents became fodder for Trump’s critics, Giuliani said that Trump is not concerned about possible impeachment now that the House will be controlled by Democrats.

Impeachment “would be political suicide for Democrats,” he said, according to NBC.

However, New York Democrat Jerry Nadler, who will be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his interpretation of the documents Friday was that Trump was “at the center of a massive fraud.”

“They would be impeachable offenses,” Nadler said, according to The Chicago Tribune.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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