MSNBC news anchor Hallie Jackson said on Monday that President Trump's morning tweetstorm reminded her that the last time the president launched as vituperative an attack, one of his associates pled guilty to federal campaign finance violations.
Not long after, Trump offered a very different assessment of political consultant Roger Stone, who said Sunday he will never testify against Trump because he would have to "make things up" to do so.
Cohen also admitted to lying about the then-presidential candidate's plan to erect a Trump-branded tower in Moscow, an act which had until recently concealed conversations with President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov about the project and the extent to which the property plans were discussed within the Trump Organization. Trump said. "He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence".
Cohen, who is co-operating with a federal probe into whether Trump's campaign worked with Russian Federation to sway the election, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 12 after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress.
The president again accused Cohen of lying about making false statements to lawmakers so he could get a reduced sentence.
Corsi has rejected a plea deal, declaring publicly that the special counsel was pressuring him to falsely admit that he lied to investigators about his relationship with WikiLeaks.
While Trump maintained his stance there is no collusion and blasted Mueller's investigation in stark terms last week, the developments showed the probe focusing more closely on Trump himself. "Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'".
Legal experts immediately pounced upon the tweet as a potentially illegal attempt to influence a witness. It referenced sections of the federal criminal code dealing with witness tampering, among other things, reports CNBC. "He's not just a regular person".