USA: Trump calls former lawyer Cohen 'weak person' amid new guilty plea

SOT, Journalist: (Inaudible) SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «I have a couple of reports, we're getting a finalised report. Are you talking about the Russian situation with the ship? And the Ukraine? Yeah. We're getting a finalised report. I'm going to have it on the plane sometime today.» SOT, Journalist: «Why aren't you meeting with the Crown Prince [Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia... Еще] (inaudible) of killing [Jamal] Khashoggi or having knowledge of (inaudible)?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «It only wasn't set up. I mean I would have met with him but we didn't set that one up. I'm meeting with President Xi, which is a very important meeting having to do with trade. And as you know, I'm making about three or four meetings, we just didn't have time.» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Because a long time ago he did me a favour. A long time ago. He did me a favour.» SOT, Journalist: «Is Michael Cohen a threat to your presidency?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «No. Not at all.» SOT, Journalist: «Are you worried about what he'll tell the special counsel?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Not at all, I'm not at all worried about him. You just take a look at his written document, go back, take a look at what he wrote I think in January, he has a written statement and that's the fact.» US President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying to federal prosecutors about a proposed real estate deal in Moscow to get a lesser sentence for two guilty pleas, while speaking to journalists in Washington DC on Thursday. «What he's trying to do, because he's a weak person and not a very smart person, what he's trying to do is end, and it's very simple, he's got himself a big prison sentence, and he's trying to get himself a much lesser prison sentence by making up the story,» Trump said in relation to Cohen, who had pleaded guilty in a New York City federal court about an hour before of lying to Congress about details of a Trump Tower project in Moscow. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts, including campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion.

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