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Michael Cohen is pleading with a Manhattan federal court judge to reduce his three-year sentence to just a year and a day — citing his ongoing cooperation with probes into President Trump.

In a Wednesday court filing, Cohen writes he’s spent “approximately 170 hours providing testimony to some eight different governmental agencies, in furtherance of their duties and obligations.”

In the sworn statement, Cohen — Trump’s former personal lawyer, also states he’s spent around 10 hours with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to help with his probe of Trump’s financial dealings.

Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis announced the submission on Twitter, writing that his client deserves the leniency based on his:

“Cooperation and substantial assistance to multiple Congressional committees, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office … and the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., who is currently locked in federal court litigation with Trump over Grand Jury access to prompt tax returns.”

“Cohen’s lawyers contend that the William Barr led Justice Department, in Manhattan Federal Court, did not act in ‘good faith’ in failing to meet with Cohen after he surrendered to serve his sentence, or support his motion, and so seeks a hearing to explore its motivations,” he tweeted.

Lanny Davis on Twitter

Trump’s former fixer has been serving out his sentence in upstate New York prison Otisville since May 9, where Davis claims he’s been a model prisoner.

Should Pauley grant the request, Cohen could walk free as early as next year.

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23 Comments
Matt December 12, 2019
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If I were the judge? I'd double his jail sentence at the least.
Frank Campo December 12, 2019
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What a tool. I suppose this means lawyer client confidentiality wasn't taught at his school.
demsaretraitors December 12, 2019
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little mickey must be getting tired of having to "Service" half of the Crips and Bloods in the joint every night... I heard he hasnt been able to sit down properly since his arrival at the big house!
Evangeline King December 12, 2019
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So much for attorney/client privileged.
Greg H. Zotta December 12, 2019
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Cohen was convicted of LYING. so he is NOT to be believed.
Gr8awakening December 12, 2019
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He will testify against Almighty God if he could get out of jail sooner. He is a bad liar!
roberta gabor December 12, 2019
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Who would ever hire him as an attorney after all this?
William December 12, 2019
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Only a real turd would hire this POS as a lawyer after what he did to TRUMP!!! Good luck finding a job Cohen!!!!
Flotmorton P Gildersleeve December 12, 2019
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Michael Cohen is a slimeball and should not be given any grace for his "co-operation"
Wilson December 12, 2019
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I saw Trump drinking Vodka once with Putin in a bar served by AOC. - Cohen Nadler, Good enough for me.
Joseph Toth December 12, 2019
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Isn't that a subtle form of bribery ? Or quid pro quo .
PT December 12, 2019
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Let's see now. Part of your sentence was for lying to Congress and the rest for corrupt business practices. Trump didn't tell you to open your mouth and lie and he didn't tell you how to run your taxi business either. So for which crime do you think you will deserve a reduction in time?
Rick December 12, 2019
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This POS would sell his mother....
DDearborn December 12, 2019
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Hmmm Special treatment for special people. If you are not a member of the chosen few and had lied to Congress (repeatedly), carried out tax fraud (repeatedly) stolen campaign contributions (repeatedly) your Judge would have given you at least 10 years. Remember, each of these constituted a separate crime and a separate charge (under the law) Instead, he cut a sweat heart deal that would have carried a maximum of 3 years, minus all those days he was "testifying" instead of rotting in his minimum security country club jail. And this is only for the crimes he was charged with AFTER the plea bargain. Now it looks like he is going to get set free. So, he is going to walk after what amounts to a slap on the wrist. And yes, unequal treatment under the law is tyranny. And for those who have forgotten or never knew, that was the spark that ignited our Revolution against the Crown. The more things change, the more they stay the same. It is no longer a question of if, rather of when......
Michael Groves December 12, 2019
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Another snake in the grass that should be stepped on immediately.
Michael December 12, 2019
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Didn't this dip-shit already claim he had some bombshell evidence against Trump, and surprise, surprise, he failed to deliver? I believe his biggest thing was he once saw Don Jr. go over and whisper something in his father's ear. Wow! What a game-changer that was! What does he have now? Maybe he saw Eric Trump walking out of Trump Tower! How bad would that be for the president?!
RockyMtn 1776 December 12, 2019
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I expected nothing less from Cohen.
Stephen Russell December 12, 2019
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& gives lawyers bad name, optics & rap OK ABA etc is this OK?
Stephen Russell December 12, 2019
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Get rid of this damn Deep State snake, Dump him, Active threat alert. Enemy within & 2 close to WH
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Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

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But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

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On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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