Cohen says family, not Trump, is his first priority

PHOTO: ABC News George Stephanopoulos discusses interviewing Michael Cohen on Good Morning America, July 2, 2018.

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos discusses interviewing Michael Cohen on “Good Morning America,” July 2, 2018.

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, who once said he would “take a bullet” for Trump, said in his first in-depth interview since the FBI raided his home and office in April that his “first loyalty” really was to his wife and children.

“I put family and country first,” Cohen told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. Stephanopoulos directly asked Cohen what he would do if prosecutors forced him to choose between protecting Trump and protecting his family, suggesting he might be willing to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other federal investigators.

Trump tweeted in April that “most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that.”

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