Davis said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Cohen and his family are "suffering" as a result of his decision to speak out against Trump.
“We do ask everybody who is interested in Michael being able to tell the truth to help him out,” Davis said.
Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including tax evasion and a campaign finance violation related to payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who claimed they had affairs with Trump years before he was elected to office. Trump has denied the allegations.
In federal court in New York, Cohen said the payments were made in coordination with Trump to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The president took to Twitter on Wednesday to accuse Cohen of “(making) up stories in order to get a ‘deal.’” In the same tweet he praised his former campaign manager Paul Manafort for refusing to “’break’” in a separate case stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling.
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