Not concerned with contents of Cohen's hard drive

Michael Cohen offers Democrats new evidence against Donald Trump in bid to delay prison

Michael Cohen offers Democrats new evidence against Donald Trump in bid to delay prison

According to Axios, Cohen "has recently obtained a hard drive with 14 million files from his computers and phones over the past 10 years".

Cohen's legal team teased that their client has "located several documents that we believe have significant value to the various congressional oversight and investigation committees" and argued their client needs to remain out of prison in order to continue going through them.

Cohen's lawyers said they plan to provide the letter to prosecutors in the Southern District of NY, where Cohen received a three-year prison sentence on December 12.

The letter was addressed exclusively to Democrats because the lawyers say they are "not sure" any would be interested - given that "virtually every single Republican member during the public and private testimony used all their time to attack Mr. Cohen personally, rather than to ask substantive questions regarding possible wrongdoing by Mr. Trump".

He is asking top Democrats on the committees where he testified to write letters outlining his cooperation that he could use to lobby prosecutors for a lesser sentence.

The letter provides no details about how Cohen found the hard drive or what other information it contains.

"For him to surrender in 30 days would be a detriment to committees' search for truth, as well as a miscarriage of justice", Davis added.

The former Trump fixer is scheduled to report to prison on May 6 to begin a three-year sentence. He appeared before three congressional panels earlier this year, accusing Mr. Trump of financial fraud and orchestrating hush money payments to women who alleged having affairs with the president.

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A number of other artistic images depict scenes of Tutu "giving and receiving gifts before different gods and goddesses". The woman is thought to have been aged between 35 and 50 when she died while the boy was 12 to 14.

It's not clear which committees received letters from Cohen, or what they plan to do in response. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, asked Cohen. They noted their letter was only sent to congressional Democrats because they were not sure Republicans were "interested" in Cohen's new information, saying GOP lawmakers did not ask "substantive" questions and attacked their client during his congressional testimony in February.

Cohen has testified publicly before the House Oversight and Reform Committee and privately before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

"He's old news", Trump told CNN's Joe Johns at the White House Friday morning.

At a hearing this past February, Democrats questioning Cohen pushed an unproven theory that Trump, along with his family, could be compromised by the Russians.

"This latest Michael Cohen request should end any debate about his motive, 'Keep me out of jail so I can give you NEW info.that I kept from Mueller, the SDNY, and 4 congressional committees, '" North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows, a member of the Oversight Committee, said on Twitter.

"In addition, it is our professional opinion that the length of the sentence to which Mr. Cohen was subjected is, most respectfully, disproportionate given the particular facts and circumstances underlying each of the crimes to which Mr. Cohen pled guilty".

In a six-page letter, Ohio Rep Representative Jim Jordan and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows wrote to Attorney General William Barr that Cohen 'committed perjury and knowingly made false statements during his testimony'.

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