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    According to Trump, Cohen seeks to avoid being sent to prison for the misdeeds he committed – unrelated to the current US president, of course - and is simply making up “stories” in order to make a deal with the court.

    US President Donald Trump mounted a veritable Twitter assault on his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen who has recently accepted a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller admitting he made false statements during his testimony to Congress, and allegedly answered Mueller’s questions about Trump's business with Russia.

    According to Trump, Cohen is making up “stories” in order to strike a deal with the court and avoid serving time in prison for “all the terrible things” he did that are “unrelated to Trump.”

    Many Twitter users however took a dim view of Trump’s rhetoric, pointing out that Cohen was known as Trump’s “fixer”, and appearing reluctant to believe that Cohen’s alleged misdeeds weren’t related to Trump.

    A number of people also poked fun of the way Trump spelled “scot-free”, making it look like a person’s name, and how the president apparently misspelled the word “taxes”.

    READ MORE: Cohen Pleads Guilty to Perjury of Congress, Trump Calls Him Liar

    As Trump’s personal attorney for more than a decade, Cohen role in the Trump Organization included several projects, including tentative plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to other federal charges involving his businesses, bank fraud and his campaign work for Trump.

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