NEW YORK | Lawyers: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves no prison

NEW YORK  | Lawyers: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves no prison

NEW YORK — Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they portrayed him to a judge as a hero for cooperating in a probe Trump has “regularly questioned publicly and stridently.”

The lawyers said in court papers filed in New York late Friday that Cohen, 52, has cooperated extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and New York state investigators who brought a civil lawsuit against the Trump Organization and individuals, including Trump.

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