"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will", Cohen told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, according to a story posted Monday morning on the network's website. But don't try and convince me at this point that he deserves the benefit of the doubt any more than any of the people with whom he used to work, let alone the guy for whom he used to run errands.
In the first in-depth interview since the FBIraided his office and homes in April, Cohen signaled to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos his willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of NY.
Among the transactions federal investigators are reviewing is a $130,000 hush money payment that Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels who has claimed to have had an affair with Trump.
"I don't like the term 'witch hunt, '" Mr Cohen said, taking issue with the way Mr Trump has spoken about Mr Mueller's investigation into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election and possible co-ordination between the Mr Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents". But Cohen has since hired Guy Petrillo, the former leader of the criminal division at the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which is the U.S. Attorney's office now pursuing Cohen. "If they want information on Trump, he's willing to give it".
On May 2, the watchdog organization sought "all records of communications" between Rosenstein and the USA attorney's office for the Southern District of NY "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room", plus "all records of communications" between Mueller and the attorney's office "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room".
Avenatti has a second suit pending in Los Angeles federal court - but it may be removed to Superior Court - on behalf of Daniels against her former attorney, Keith Davidson, and Cohen, alleging the two men "colluded' and acted to "manipulate' her in order to benefit Trump".
Unlike his former boss, who lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for swooping down on Cohen's home, hotel suite and office in April, tweeting "a total witch hunt" in capital letters and "attorney-client privilege is dead!", Cohen heaped unlikely praise on the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents for being "respectful, courteous and professional" as they were searching his property. "Simply accepting the denial of Mr. Putin (of not interfering) is unsustainable".
"I don't like the term witch hunt", Cohen was quoted as saying. "But for now, I can't comment further on advice of my counsel".
"I want to answer".
Stephanopoulos said he asked Cohen if he had any regrets about how he has handled any of the matters under investigation.
Cohen split with the president in an interview with ABC News, breaking his silence on the criminal investigation he's at the center of.
According to Stephanopoulos, Mr Cohen also repeated his previous denials of personal involvement with Russian attempts to interfere in the United States election. "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies'. unanimous conclusions", he said, stopping short, however, of siding with those who accuse Moscow of meddling.
Cohen also called Trump campaign associates' 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russians promising dirt on Hillary Clinton "an example of poor judgment", but declined to answer whether Trump knew about the meeting before it occurred.
The Alpine fire hopscotched through parched canyons, destroying 20 structures and scorching more than 400 acres, officials said. The governor has declared states of emergency in Siskiyou, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties this week due to fires.
Another $157,000 was spent on the flowing Stella McCartney halter dress that Meghan donned for her reception. Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry , Duke of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9.
No, these were not caused by aliens or UFOs, but by a Falcon 9 rocket that had blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 5:42 a.m. NASA's commentator said , "We have ignition and liftoff!" The capsule is scheduled to reach the station on July 2.
Former Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato was one of three ex-OSU wrestlers who confirmed Jordan's knowingness to NBC News. The claims have become increasingly damning for Jordan, who is said to have known about the molestation for years.
Mbappe became the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since a 17-year-old Pele in the 1958 final. Even that was a Artem Dzyuba penalty, which was awarded for Gerard Pique's rather clear and obvious handball...
Police said they had visited the residence before, following a verbal altercation between Ms Blessing and her son. Blessing apparently though the proposition over and then decided that she would take matters into her own hands.
England's youthfulness combined with decades of soccer pedigree carried them through the Group stage rather effortlessly. Asked on England's chances in the rest of the tournament, he added: "Final mate, we got it, we got it in the bag".
The teams have progressed through different means but each arrive with confidence after rousing wins in their last starts. Many fans on social media said the boys deserved the World Cup trophy for the way they have handled their ordeal.
The working theory is that this error is something to do with the RCS profile updates that have been rolling out on U.S. carriers. Samsung is now investigating reports from users who say their devices have recently begun doing this.
During his big Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo , President Donald Trump talked again about his relationship with Kim Jong Un .
France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0
Speaking to FIFA TV, Brazil's Willian said "Brazil's football will always be one where players smile while they play". Both teams have a tendency to score goals in the second half, but Brazil possess a stingier back line.
Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA
It was co-owned by the wife of a veteran fossil fuels lobbyist whose firm had sought regulatory rollbacks from EPA. From a policy perspective, Mr Pruitt was one of Mr Trump's most effective cabinet members.
Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
Wade ". "I think the person that is chosen will be outstanding". "But in the end, I'm confident we'll get the judge confirmed". Overturning that 1973 ruling would not make abortion illegal, but it would allow individual states to ban the procedure.
Lakers Rumors: Asking price for Kawhi Leonard is absurd
The San Antonio Spurs star has been tipped to move this summer after his relationship broke down with the franchise. The Lakers are also going to bring in James' former nemesis, Lance Stephenson , on a one year, $4.5 million deal.
Colombia star James still a chance for England clash
Harry Kane gave them the lead early in the second half, before a last-gasp Colombia equalizer sent the game to extra time . Even if Rodriguez is out, Radamel Falcao and Colombia have enough firepower on paper to still come away victorious.
Saudis will pump up oil production, says Trump
Refiners tend to buy only when lower US demand from events such as refinery maintenance drives down USA oil prices. Oil analysts said OPEC producers may not be able to fully supply the market if Iranian oil is cut from the market.