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Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms
MSN, May 4, 2019, Associated Press



WASHINGTON — For months, President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean.

As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one group of people who could help him out: the federal prosecutors he desperately hoped would ask a judge to shorten his sentence.

Since mid-March, prosecutors in New York have rebuffed Cohen's repeated offers to provide more information about alleged wrongdoing by Trump and other people in his orbit, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis told The Associated Press on Friday.

"Why not see him?" Davis asked. "What's the downside? He's about to go to prison."

Cohen's legal team reached out to prosecutors in March asking for an opportunity to meet for a "frank discussion" about reducing his sentence, based on his cooperation. That meeting never happened.

That snub might be the best evidence yet that Cohen's months-long campaign to sell himself as a potential witness hasn't paid off.

Cohen is scheduled to report Monday to a federal prison 70 miles north of New York City to begin serving a three-year sentence for campaign-finance violations, tax evasion, bank fraud and lying to Congress.


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Re: Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 11:33:18 AM »
Michael Cohen swipes at Trump as he reports to prison: ‘There still remains much to be told’
Fox News, May 6, 2019

Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer who has since forcefully denounced his former boss, told reporters Monday “there still remains much to be told” as he left his New York City apartment to report to federal prison for a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to numerous crimes.

"There still remains much to be told and I look forward to the day that I can share the truth," Cohen said in brief remarks to reporters.

In an apparent swipe at President Trump, Cohen also said, “I hope that when I rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at helm of our country.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michael-cohen-reports-prison
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Re: Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 11:34:27 AM »
Bye-bye, Mikie   :seeya:


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Re: Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 11:38:13 AM »
Khaki uniform, jingling keys, snoring: what Michael Cohen will find in prison
The Guardian/UK, May 5, 2019

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The prison, which houses about 800 inmates, has been rated among the country’s cushiest, thanks to its facilities for non-violent offenders which include bunkhouse-style sleeping and personal lockers.

It is also especially set up for Jewish inmates, such as Cohen will be, with availability of such specialty foods as matzoh ball soup, gefilte fish and rugelach pastries, as well as access to a full-time rabbi.

Prison consultants say Otisville has become a requested destination for Jewish inmates due to its proximity to New York City’s large Jewish population and upstate New York’s Orthodox Jewish enclaves.

But it’s still prison, former Otisville case manager Jack Donson said.

“Prison is disrespectful. It’s impersonal,” Donson said. “He’s never going to get any sleep because there’s always lights on, there’s always inmates snoring. There are officers walking around jingling keys. You shower out in the open. It’s very demeaning.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/05/michael-cohen-trump-fixer-prison-monday
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Re: Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 11:39:38 AM »
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