BuzzFeed News released a trove of previously-secret memos written in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Saturday. In those memos, it was revealed that Donald Trump ‘s team tried to order the president’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, to keep the president’s name out of the Russia conversation.
According to the memos, Cohen had to “keep Trump out of the messaging related to Russia” and “keep Trump out of the Russia conversation” in preparation for his testimony on the matter to Congress.
“Cohen was trying to be loyal,” said the document. “The investigation was not supposed to have taken us to where we are today. Cohen was told if he stayed on message, the President loves you.”