Cohen’s lawyer: Mueller a ‘great man’

Cohen’s lawyer: Mueller a ‘great man’
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The lawyer representing Michael Cohen praised Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE on Wednesday, calling the special counsel a "great man."

Lanny Davis made the comments during an interview on CNN's "New Day" while refusing to answer if Cohen and Mueller had met amid the ongoing investigation into allegations of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

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"I can't answer the question [of] whether he has, whether he hasn't," Davis told CNN's John Berman. "I don't want to interfere in anything the special counsel is doing."

Davis, who is also an opinion contributor for The Hill, went on to praise Mueller and the special counsel's track record of silence as the investigation progresses.

"I think [Mueller's] a great man, operating silently like a submarine, and I don't want to say anything regarding his activities, whether or not Mr. Cohen has talked to him," Davis said.

Davis's remarks come a day after Cohen surrendered to FBI authorities and accepted a plea deal on charges of tax and bank fraud. He said in court filings that a "candidate" directed him to make payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal weeks before the 2016 election.

The two women say they were paid to not come forward with allegations of past affairs with the president, payments that are now being investigated as potentially illegal campaign donations.

Mueller's investigation scored another win on Tuesday as another Trump associate, former campaign chair Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCohen questioned for hours in Mueller probe about Trump's dealings with Russia: report Vote Democrat in midterms to rein in Trump, preserve justice Hillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe MORE, was found guilty on eight charges related to financial crimes. The jury declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 charges.