'I am not a villain of this story, and I will not allow others to try to depict me that way, ' he told ABC News.
Mr Cohen also declined to criticise Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who searched his home, hotel room and office in NY, as Mr Trump has done.
Cohen is standing on the edge of a precipice, and in my assessment he's beginning to understand the value of his decades' worth of knowledge regarding the President and the Trump Organization: that it may now hold the keys to his freedom. This interview will raise speculation that Trump's official "fixer" may be prepared to "flip" and cooperate with both prosecutors in NY and investigators looking into Russian election interference in 2016 and alleged collusion between Trump aides and Moscow.
"I don't agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI", Cohen was quoted as saying. "I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents", Cohen told ABC.
Stephanopoulos said that Cohen, who has not been charged in connection with either probe, came across "as his own man" during the interview and said he will "not be a punching bag" if Trump's team tries to discredit him as part of a legal strategy.
Ryan will be replaced by NY attorney Guy Petrillo, a veteran of the Manhattan federal prosecutor's office, who could open negotiations on Cohen's behalf with his former colleagues.
Friends of Cohen's told CNN last month that he has signaled that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for.
On May 2, the watchdog organization sought "all records of communications" between Rosenstein and the US attorney's office for the Southern District of NY "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room", plus "all records of communications" between Mueller and the attorney's office "about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen's office, home, and hotel room". Cohen says he's exhausted of Avenatti using the First Amendment as an excuse for his numerous television appearances and social media posts. "I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an institution, as well as their agents".
In a Fox News interview a year ago, Mr. Cohen declared: "I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump". "Simply accepting the denial of Mr. Putin (of not interfering) is unsustainable". I don't want him to shut up, but I'll reserve judgment until he puts up.
"I'm not going to weigh in to this issue and I refer you to outside counsel", she said.
Cohen said his lawyer, Guy Petrillo, would provide guidance on those decisions.
Cohen was asked if he was considering cooperating with prosecutors in their probe. But Cohen told ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that he respects the prosecutors and the process.
Cohen refused to criticize U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and he condemned Russian Federation for interfering in the election, the ABC report said.
"Most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories", Trump said in a April tweet. "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies'. unanimous conclusions", he said, stopping short, however, of siding with those who accuse Moscow of meddling.
"I want to regain my name and my reputation and my life back".
Smyth expressed doubts that the president would stop by for a pint but said he would "have a pint of stout ready for him in case". "I was talking to regulars who are looking forward to the visit and I said "Let's set up the Trump Arms while he is here".
Asked by Autosport why Verstappen was so much stronger in that area, Horner replied: "Max has got a great ability to do that". I think overall, it's not going to change the world in my opinion. "At the moment I don't know", Raikkonen added.
The floodgates have opened for the Los Angeles Lakers as the news of LeBron James' signing has kicked off a flurry of moves. By adding Rondo, the Lakers got a skilled ball handler and great defender who is not known as a great perimeter shooter.
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He said Jordan and then-head coach Russ Hellickson spoke with Strauss, who the New York Times reports committed suicide in 2005. Jordan, who was the assistant coach from 1986 to 1994, may have covered up the incidents, according to the reports.
Even if England do reach the final, British political leaders and royals will not attend the match in Russian Federation . "Lloris had a great save", France coach Didier Deschamps said. "We can pass that down the generations - beating Brazil".
Verstappen was half a second off pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session which left him P5 in the standings. His Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo endured a frustrating race on his 29th birthday, retiring due to a broken exhaust.
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The red and white clad Spartak stadium, 15km outside central Moscow, resembled downtown Bogata an hour before the match. Supporters hugged and danced when the penalty was given and the fans' zone erupted when it was tucked away.
Trump unleashes trade war with tariffs on China
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Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Star release date
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Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term
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Vice President Mike Pence Met With Supreme Court Contenders
In the coming weeks, you'll hear critics charging that Trump's pick is not sufficiently independent, that he's no Anthony Kennedy. In January, Collins was one of two Republicans who voted against banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy along with Sen.
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However, he declined to say how the Labour leader would respond if invited to see England play in the final. Germany struggled in the group stage and needed Toni Kroos's free-kick to save them.
Rockets execs in L.A. to meet with Capela
Looking forward, Paul will continue to provide tenacious on-ball defense and playmaking starting at point guard for the Rockets. His productivity reached another level in the postseason where he averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.
Brazil knocks out Mexico
And neither is Brazil . "I'm very happy with my performance but even more so with the team's victory", he said. This is supposed to be Belgium's golden generation, and perhaps for the first time we are beginning to see why.
Thai official says cave boys may have to dive despite danger
Engineers have been pumping water out of the cave, but more precipitation is expected as the rainy season hits the area. The Thai military has confirmed that they are preparing for long-term food supplies and diving training for the group.
James could return against England
Earlier, Colombian Mateus Uribe had smacked his penalty against the upright to set up the final 4-3 count. It's the final Round of 16 clash - and it's the big one as far as England fans are concerned.
Chuck Schumer rallies opposition to Trump court lineup
President Donald Trump said he "probably won't" ask potential Supreme Court nominees about whether they would overturn Roe v. Speaking Monday at an Anchorage news conference, Murkowski noted Kennedy's pivotal role on the court.