Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen: Vote or face more years of ‘craziness’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen is urging Americans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections to avoid more years of "craziness."

"Listen, here's my recommendation. Grab your family, grab your friends, grab your neighbors, and get to the poll, because if not, you are going to have another two or another six years of this craziness," Cohen told CNN.

"So, make sure you vote. All right?"

Cohen's comments, made during an interview outside his home in Manhattan, come as he is reportedly willing to campaign for Democrats this fall.

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The brief appearance marks Cohen’s first on-camera media interview since he pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts in August.

Cohen made a similar voting plea last week, declaring that the November midterms “might be the most important vote in our lifetime.”

Cohen confirmed earlier this month that he had reregistered as a Democrat after serving as the deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) following the 2016 election.

He resigned from the position in June after federal prosecutors began investigating him for bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Cohen, who for years identified as a Democrat, told CNN on Friday that he made the party switch at the request of the GOP’s committee when he joined the organization.

"I've been Democrat for pretty much my whole entire life,” Cohen told the outlet. “I switched because of a request of the RNC. Couldn't be the vice chair of the RNC and be a Democrat."

He later walked away from a CNN reporter after they asked about his meeting with investigators.

Cohen reportedly met with prosecutors earlier this week who are looking into Trump's family business and charity.

CNN reported Wednesday that Cohen was spotted leaving the New York City office of his attorney, Guy Petrillo, where they reportedly met with officials from the New York Attorney General's Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McKay, who is leading the prosecution of Cohen for bank and tax fraud as well as campaign finance law violations, was spotted by the network entering the building earlier in the day.

The purpose of the meeting is unclear and spokespeople for the law enforcement offices declined to comment.