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Kinda looks like tRump colleagues are lining in front of Special Counsel Robert Mueller office to cut a deal.

<President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen signaled in a new interview a willingness to cooperate with federal prosecutors, even if doing so undercuts the interests of the president.>

<“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, according to a story posted Monday morning on the network’s website.>

<Stephanopoulos, who described the 45-minute off-camera interview on “Good Morning America,” said he pointed out to Cohen that he was not repeating past vows to “take a bullet” or “do anything” to protect the president.>

<“To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country have my first loyalty,” Cohen said during the interview, which took place Saturday at a Manhattan hotel.>

<In Washington, Mueller has been examining Cohen’s role in at least two episodes involving Russian interests.>

<Stephanopoulos said that Cohen, who has not been charged in connection with either probe, came across “as his own man” during the interview and said he will “not be a punching bag” if Trump’s team tries to discredit him as part of a legal strategy.>

<During the interview, Cohen declined to discuss specifics of particular cases and offered circumspect responses to some questions.>

<“When they searched my hotel room and my home, it was obviously upsetting to me and my family,” Cohen said. “Nonetheless, the agents were respectful, courteous and professional. I thanked them for their service, and as they left, we shook hands.”>

<According to Stephanopoulos, Cohen also repeated his previous denials of personal involvement with Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. election.>

<But Cohen did criticize Trump campaign aides who took part in a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with several Russians after being promised damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.>

<“I believe it was a mistake by those from the Trump campaign who did participate,” Cohen said. “It was simply an example of poor judgment.”>

<Cohen declined to say whether Trump knew about the meeting before it happened, citing the advice of his lawyer.>

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There are people who put family above everything and everyone else, no matter what oath they take. Somebody call the Oh Oh Squad immediately if not sooner, for this scandal.
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More News on the tRump fRont in the matter of brievty i'll put it here.Looks like the wheels are coming off.

<Michael Cohen just made a move that Michael Flynn made days before sealing a deal with Mueller, and he could be 'preparing the way to flip' on Trump>

<President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen will soon end a joint defense agreement with the president, ABC News reported Monday.>

<That would echo a move from the former national security adviser Michael Flynn just days before he reached an agreement with the special counsel Robert Mueller.>

<Many legal experts consider this the latest sign that Cohen, who is under federal criminal investigation, is readying to "flip" on Trump and cooperate with the government.>

<"Michael Cohen is preparing the way to flip on POTUS," said Mitchell Epner, an attorney at Rottenberg Lipman Rich who was previously an assistant US attorney for the District of New Jersey.>

<In late November, Flynn notified Trump's legal team that he would end a similar agreement. Roughly a week later he pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with the Russia inquiry.>

Michael Cohen makes move Flynn made days before deal with Mueller - Business Insider
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