Lanny Davis: Trump "Corrupted Our Democracy," He "Directed" Michael Cohen To Do A "Criminal Act"

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Lanny Davis, attorney for Michael Cohen, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Wednesday that his client has information that would be "of interest" to special counsel Robert Mueller.

"I can tell you that it's my observation that what he knows that he witnessed will be of interest to the special counsel," Davis told Stephanopoulos.

Davis also named President Trump as the 'candidate' tied to Cohen's campaign finance case. He said his client was "directed" "to do a criminal act" by Trump, calling the crime what he was told to do with two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Davis said there is evidence that Russians are complicit with Wikileaks and members of the Trump campaign help "facilitated that conspiracy."





Davis also revealed a conversation he had with Cohen about his relationship with Donald Trump. When asked about his longtime loyalty to the president, Cohen said, "I want to hit the reset button."

"When he retained me we had long conversations about exactly the issue, will you tell the truth about Donald Trump after all the years that you were loyal to him and worked for him? His answer was, I want to hit the reset button," Davis said.

On 'Good Morning America,' Davis said, Cohen will tell the truth to everybody who asks him about Mr. Trump. Cohen's attorney said Cohen does not want a presidential pardon from Trump.

"He will not," Davis said about Cohen accepting a presidential pardon, "and does not want anything from Donald Trump. After working for him all of those years, he came to the recognition that Donald Trump is a president unsuitable to have that office and the powers of that office which he has abused and which Donald Trump will continue to abuse perhaps using the pardon power and Michael Cohen wants no part of that abuse."

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' HOST: So to be clear, if Michael Cohen committed a federal crime at the direction of President Trump, does that mean President Trump committed a federal crime?

LANNY DAVIS, ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL COHEN: President Trump committed a criminal act that corrupted our democracy. That is what the campaign finance laws are about. The same way that the Russians complicit with WikiLeaks and evidence that members of the campaign at least facilitated that conspiracy.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You say Michael Cohen is liberated to tell the truth about President Trump. You just said he implicated President Trump in a federal crime. Can he implicate the president in other crimes?

DAVIS: I don't know yet. I know that he needs help from the American people who have a vested interest in avoiding a president who commits crimes and denies Russian interference.

STEPHANOPOULOS: What information does he have about the president? Does he have information about possible collusion with the Russians that would be of special interest to Robert Mueller?

DAVIS: I have to be careful as to what Michael Cohen shared with me as an attorney. I'm not allowed to do that. But I can tell you that it's my observation that what he knows that he witnessed will be of interest to the special counsel. That's my opinion. We'll see. ...

He'll tell the truth to everybody who asks him about Mr. Trump. When he retained me we had long conversations about exactly the issue, will you tell the truth about Donald Trump after all the years that you were loyal to him and worked for him? His answer was, I want to hit the reset button. He needs help for himself and his family. And the MichaelCohenTruthFund.com go to site is for Americans who want to help Michael Cohen tell the truth.

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