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CNN legal analyst schools Trump on why there’s no such thing as a ‘perjury trap’

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Jeffrey Toobin, a former associate counsel during the Iran-Contra investigation, debunked conservative talking points that it would be a “perjury trap” for special counsel Robert Mueller to interview President Donald Trump.

“Tonight, a new window into the Russia investigation as the special counsel asks for a two-month delay in sentencing the fired national security advisor, Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to investigators and now is cooperating with the Mueller team,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer reported. “Also breaking, the White House is refusing to comment on the list of questions that Mueller reportedly wants to ask President Trump if — and when — they actually sit down for an interview.”

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CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin explained why Mueller wants to interview President Trump.

“What’s in his mind is the critical issue in the whole case,” the former federal prosecutor argued. “Obstruction of justice is an intent crime.”

“So, some say it’s a perjury trap, obviously,” CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger noted. “It’s clear that they’re, you know, they’re never going to let him sit down for an interview.”

“I’ve never understood the term perjury trap, just tell the truth and you’re not trapped,” Toobin noted.

“Easy for some but maybe not for this client,” Borger replied.

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‘Michael Cohen is releasing the Kraken’: Memoir expected to be ‘October surprise’ for Trump campaign

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President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen will publish his tell-all book about his experience working as the "fixer" to the self-described billionaire over decades and what it was like to be thrown under the bus. Slated to be out before Election Day, Cohen's stories are likely to be shocking revelations about the president as absentee ballots are dropping in mailboxes.

It was a piece of news that spread so quickly that it crashed Cohen's website for the book and sent many turning to Twitter for the foreward that he's already posted online.

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‘Enraged Trump supporters vowed to kill me’: Michael Cohen reveals what happened after he flipped

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Donald Trump's former personal attorney says he has received hundreds of death threats after flipping on the president of the United States.

Cohen revealed the threats in the forward to his forthcoming book “Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump.

"The President of the United States wanted me dead," the forward begins. "Or, let me say it the way Donald Trump would: He wouldn’t mind if I was dead. That was how Trump talked. Like a mob boss, using language carefully calibrated to convey his desires and demands, while at the same time employing deliberate indirection to insulate himself and avoid actually ordering a hit on his former personal attorney, confidant, consigliere, and, at least in my heart, adopted son."

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The foreword for Michael Cohen’s book is out — and it contains allegations of deviant sex acts and a backchannel to Putin

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President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen was unfairly targeted by judges attempting to silence his tell-all book slated to be released before the election. However, Cohen prevailed and his new book Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be released by Oct. 6, according to Amazon, but Cohen had initially said he hoped to have it out by the end of September.

Cohen has already released the foreword of the book on the site for the book, which is getting so much traffic it keeps crashing.

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