Mueller memo praises Cohen for assistance in ‘four significant respects’ — including ‘discrete Russia-related matters’
Robert Mueller in 2012 (U.S. Embassy Tallinn)

Special counsel Robert Mueller explained how longtime Donald Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen assisted his investigation into the Trump campaign in a sentencing memo filed Friday.


"The defendant’s assistance has been useful in four significant respects," the memo noted.

"First, the defendant provided information about his own contacts with Russian interests during the campaign and discussions with others in the course of making those contacts," the memo read."For example, and as described above, the defendant provided a detailed account of his involvement and the involvement of others in the Moscow Project, and also corrected the record concerning his outreach to the Russian government during the week of the United Nations General Assembly."

"Second, Cohen provided the SCO with useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation that he obtained by virtue of his regular contact with Company executives during the campaign," the memo continued.

"Third, Cohen provided relevant and useful information concerning his contacts with persons connected to the White House during the 2017–2018 time period," the memo revealed.

"Fourth, Cohen described the circumstances of preparing and circulating his response to the congressional inquiries, while continuing to accept responsibility for the false statements contained within it," the memo noted.