President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was recognized on a New York street Friday by multiple passers-by, including one who labeled him as “that guy that’s going to jail.”
CNN footage shows Cohen, accompanied by security, surrounded by reporters who asked if he planned to cooperate with federal prosecutors. He did not respond to the media questions but did interact with people on the street.
“Good luck Mr. Cohen,” yelled one person walking by, to which Cohen responded, “Thank you so much.”
But another passer-by was not as supportive, shouting at Cohen: “Hey, it’s that guy that’s going to jail!”
“Awesome, way to go, bud,” added the man, who remains unseen in the CNN footage.
Cohen is reportedly under criminal investigation in New York for alleged bank fraud, campaign finance violations and other crimes. Federal prosecutors are also investigating his $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says the payment was to keep her claims of an affair with Trump quiet.
It was reported earlier this week that Cohen, who has not been charged with a crime and has denied all wrongdoing, was likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
Federal prosecutors said Friday that they had reconstructed about 16 pages of shredded documents from material seized in an FBI raid of Cohen’s office earlier this year, in addition to hundreds of pages of encrypted messages. The material has been handed over to a special master appointed by the court.
Trump distanced himself from Cohen on Friday, telling reporters that Cohen was no longer his lawyer, and that the two have not spoken “in a long time.”
“No, he’s not my lawyer anymore, but I always liked Michael. And he’s a good person,” Trump said.