Trump wants 'full and complete' sentence for Cohen

Trump wants 'full and complete' sentence for Cohen

Trump said on Twitter.

"He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence", Trump added.

An attorney for Cohen declined to comment Monday on the president's tweets.

"In rejecting the felonious plea proposal of special counsel Mueller and his prosecutorial staff just last week, which required my client to lie under oath, Dr. Corsi invoked his godly belief that he was doing the right thing, not just for himself but the nation", Klayman wrote.

In federal court on Monday, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress in 2017 in relation to Trump's efforts to build a Trump Tower hotel in Moscow. Stone also claimed that special counsel Robert Muller wanted him to "bear false witness against" the president.

Cohen, once Trump's self-described "fixer", said in a court filing last week that he had pursued a Moscow building project with Russian government officials well into the presidential campaign, with Trump's knowledge.

His sentencing is scheduled for December 12.

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He agreed to cooperate with Mueller - a decision that did not sit well with President Trump.

MSNBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander agreed with Jackson that Trump was likely trying to obstruct justice by sending a message to Stone and others caught up in Mueller's probe.

After railing against Cohen, his close associate for more than a decade, Mr Trump congratulated Roger Stone, a political operative involved in his campaign, for saying that he would refuse to testify to the Russian Federation investigation led by Robert Mueller.

The president applauded Stone for declaring he will not give into pressure by what he called a "rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump.' Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'". This is genuinely looking like witness tampering.

Eisen said Trump's tweet amounted to "witness tampering under 18 USC 1512 (b), which makes it illegal to "cause or induce any person to withhold testimony".

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Trump's tweet was inappropriate.

Legal experts immediately pounced upon the tweet as a potentially illegal attempt to influence a witness. 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.

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