The attorney for Michael Cohen said Tuesday night that his client has information that would bolster special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation.
“I do know,” attorney Lanny Davis told CNN’s Don Lemon, “Michael Cohen has information that would be of interest to Mr. Mueller in his probe of a conspiracy to corrupt American democracy.”
Davis also said: “There is no doubt that Donald Trump committed a crime and, more than that, a cover-up of the crime. Because he did not want to write the check to Stormy Daniels.”
Davis was speaking hours after Cohen had entered a guilty plea in Manhattan, admitting to violating campaign finance laws with actions taken on behalf of Trump during the 2016 campaign season. “I participated in the conduct for the purposes of influencing the election,” Cohen said about the payments made to Daniels and Karen McDougal.
Davis said Cohen felt “liberated” in the aftermath of his admission, which came at almost the same time former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was convicted of eight charges in a Virginia courtroom.
“Patriotism and love of country caused him to recognize the danger of this particular President, his lack of suitability to be President of the United States,” Davis said of Cohen.
Davis, 72, served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 1998 during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent impeachment probe.