Quotes from the news wire:
I am pleased to rejoin the legal defense team…to prove that Mr. Firtash is innocent of the charges filed against him by U.S. prosecutors in Chicago, i hope that the Chicago federal prosecutors and U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. will re-evaluate the case as I believe it will be determined that there are no facts to support any of the charges against Mr. Firtash.
I have spoken with Michael Cohen several times over the phone and plan to visit Michael Cohen within the next two weeks, michael Cohen is in relatively good spirits considering the circumstances. Michael Cohen is the one cheering me up when I talk to Michael Cohen, asking how I'm doing, not the other way around. That's Michael Cohen.
However, as a general matter from my own past experience, it is impossible to deny or try to spin your way out of what documents say. For example, Michael Cohen in Lanny Davis public testimony did not ask anyone to rely on what he was saying alone. He provided documents that speak for themselves to corroborate what he was saying.
During that time period, he directed his attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon at one point with President Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani as well as other lawyers advising President Donald Trump, but after July 2, 2018, Michael Cohen authorized me as a new lawyer to say publicly Michael Cohen would never accept a pardon from President Donald Trump even if offered. That continues to be the case.
Like most of America, I have been following the matter regarding Michael Cohen with great interest. As an attorney, I have talked to Michael Cohen many times in the last two weeks. Then I read his words published on July 2, and I recognized his sincerity, michael Cohen deserves to tell Michael Cohen side of the story - subject, of course, to the advice of counsel.