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Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen responds to Robert Mueller testimony from jail

‘The American people deserve more!’ Michael Cohen watched Robert Mueller’s testimony from his prison common room and was ‘outraged’ at the Special Counsel’s reluctance to say there was obstruction

  • Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen responded to Robert Mueller’s testimony before House lawmakers on Wednesday with outrage 
  • Cohen watched the testimony from a packed common room at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville prison in New York 
  • He’s currently serving a three-year sentence there after pleading guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations in August 2018 
  • He said Mueller had the chance to answer questions about obstruction of justice in his testimony but his ‘reluctance continues to leave the debate open’
  • ‘The American people deserve more!’ he added
  • Cohen said that Mueller’s testimony confirmed that the allegations made in Steele Dossier that Cohen conspired with Russia are false  

Donald Trump’s disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen tuned into Robert Mueller’s testimony from behind bars and slammed the former Special Counsel’s reluctance to explicitly say if there was any obstruction of justice. 

On Wednesday Mueller took the stand to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee on his two-year probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 

Cohen, who’s currently serving three years at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in Orange County, New York, watched the testimony in a packed common room at the prison and was left angry with Mueller’s account.

‘Mr. Mueller today had the world stage to answer questions regarding obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Sadly, his reluctance just continues to leave the debate open and those responsible free from prosecution … for the moment,’ Cohen wrote in a statement obtained by CNN. 

‘The American people deserve more!’ he added.

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen responded to Robert Mueller’s testimony before House lawmakers on Wednesday with outrage saying ‘his reluctance just continues to leave the debate open and those responsible free from prosecution’. Cohen pictured just before starting his prison sentence in May 

Cohen, who's currently serving three years at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in Orange County, New York (above), watched the testimony in a packed common room at the prison and was left angry with Mueller's account

Cohen, who’s currently serving three years at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in Orange County, New York (above), watched the testimony in a packed common room at the prison and was left angry with Mueller’s account

The testimony was particularly of interest to Cohen as Mueller could have opened up about the Steele Dossier, which alleged that Cohen conspired with the Russian government.

The Steele Dossier, a private intelligence report put together by former British spy Christopher Steele that contained allegations of misconduct and conspiracy between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Government of Russia in the 2016 election, sparked the Special Counsel’s investigation.

That Steele dossier included allegations about Cohen saying he met with Russian officials in Prague in 2016 to pay off the masterminds who hacked the Democratic National Committee’s servers, claims which Cohen has denied. 

Though Mueller refused to answer any questions on the Steele Dossier, Cohen says the former Special Counsel’s testimony ‘confirmed’ the allegations against him were false.  

Though Mueller refused to answer any questions on the Steele Dossier, Cohen says the former Special Counsel's testimony 'confirmed' the allegations the document makes against him were false

Though Mueller refused to answer any questions on the Steele Dossier, Cohen says the former Special Counsel’s testimony ‘confirmed’ the allegations the document makes against him were false

Cohen was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank and campaign finance violations including making hush money payments on behalf of Donald Trump in August 2018

Cohen was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank and campaign finance violations including making hush money payments on behalf of Donald Trump in August 2018

‘The allegations raised against me in the Steele dossier were blatant lies,’ Cohen said. 

‘At least today’s hearings confirmed this. If our elected officials want more information or clarification they know where to find me…’ he added. 

Mueller’s testimony fell short of the high expectations lawmakers had before he took the stand. In his testimony the former Special Counsel gave terse answers and refused to elaborate beyond his probe report released in April.  

Cohen was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank and campaign finance violations including making hush money payments on behalf of Donald Trump in August 2018.  

Those payments included sending checks to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep quiet about their alleged trysts with the president.   

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