Trump And Cohen: What Lawyers Can Learn

Law360 (December 18, 2018, 2:17 PM EST) -- In a tear-drenched speech, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen stood in a New York courtroom and asked for forgiveness after an investigation laid bare misdeeds that Cohen said he committed on behalf of his client.

“I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen said. And in response to Trump’s tweets belittling Cohen as weak, Cohen told a federal judge, “My weakness can be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump.”

It was the end of a wrenching saga for Cohen, who wound up cooperating with prosecutors to avoid far worse than the three-year...

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