After spilling everything he knows about Trump's "dirty deeds" to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and pleading guilty to two campaign finance felony crimes -- allegedly committed at the direction of the POTUS -- he spilled even more during an ABC News interview that was taped the same day he received a three-year prison sentence and aired early Friday on "Good Morning America."
The president's former personal attorney and "fixer," who was briefly the deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, doubled down on things he already said and made some other tremendous statements that do not reflect well on his former boss.
Perhaps the biggest bombshell was his answer to George Stephanopoulos asking, "The special counsel did say that you are doing your best to tell the truth about everything related to the investigation, everything related to Russia. Do you think President Trump is telling the truth about that?"
"No," Cohen replied.
"That's a big statement," Stephanopoulos said, and we couldn't agree more. Trump has repeatedly called Mueller's investigation into possible collusion with Russia a "WITCH HUNT." Cohen just suggested otherwise, and emphasized that's coming forward with the dirt he's got on the president in an effort to heal the divide he believes Trump has created.
"One of the hopes that I have out of the punishment that I've received, as well as the cooperation that I have given, I will be remembered in history as helping to bring this country back together," he said.
And that's not all. Here are six more big statements Cohen made during what will likely go down as an historic interview as the investigation into Trump's presidential campaign heats up.
After Cohen's sentencing made headlines, Trump went on a tweetstorm attacking his former right-hand man. "Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook," he wrote on his favorite social media platform.
Cohen fired back, "I did not do it to embarrass the president. He knows the truth. I know the truth. Many people know the truth. Under no circumstances do I want to embarrass the President of the United States of America."
"The truth is, I told the truth," Cohen continued. "I took responsibility for my actions, and instead of him taking responsibility for his actions, what does he do? He attacks my family."
Then he doubled down on a statement he made in court on Thursday.
"Here is the truth. The people of the United States of America -- the people of the world —- don't believe what he's saying," he said. "The man doesn't tell the truth, and it's sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds."
It doesn't take a genius to gander that Trump is lashing out on Twitter over the investigation because he's very, very concerned about what Mueller may have on him. When asked for his take, Cohen said it sure "seems like" Trump is afraid, because "that's what he does" in these situations.
Although it looks like Trump's "dirty deeds" are about to catch up with him, Cohen's still nervous about crossing the the commander in chief.
"It's never a good thing to be on the wrong side of the president of the United States of America," he said. "But somehow or another, this task has now fallen onto my shoulders, and, as I also stated, that I will spend the rest of my life in order to fix the mistake that I made."
Trump Personally Negotiated AMI's Hush Payment to Karen McDougal
"I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law," Trump tweeted Thursday after Cohen implicated the president in violating campaign finance laws.
Cohen's response: "I don't think there is anybody that believes that."
The lawyer has already admitted to arranging the $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who Trump allegedly had an affair with in 2007. On Friday he said that he also reviewed documents for a deal Trump personally negotiated with National Enquirer parent company AMI to pay former Playboy model Karen McDougal for the exclusive rights to her story about sleeping with the president behind Melania Trump's back. The payment, according to Cohen, was made just weeks before Election Day in 2016.
"First of all, nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump," he explained. "He directed me, as I said in my allocution and I said as well in the plea, he directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters. Including the one with McDougal, which was really between him and David Pecker and then David Pecker's counsel. I just reviewed the documents."
When asked if Trump "knew it was wrong," Cohen answered, "of course," adding later the payment was most definitely made to help Trump "and the campaign."
"You have to remember at what point in time that this matter came about -- two weeks or so before the election," Cohen said. "Post the Billy Bush ["Access Hollywood"] comments, so, yes, he was very concerned about how this would affect the election."
Cohen pleaded guilty last August to making an excessive campaign contribution and causing an unlawful corporate contribution.
Cohen also thinks Trump has been buckling under presidential pressure.
"I think the pressure of the job is much more than what he thought it was going to be," he said. "It's not like the Trump organization where he would bark out orders and people would blindly follow what he wanted done."
"There's a system here, he doesn't understand the system," he said while throwing more shade at the president. "And it's sad because the country has never been more divisive."
And Trump's Changed, Man
Cohen said he had a lot of "fun" working for the Trump organization, but that's over now and Trump has become "a very different individual."
"I will tell you that the gentleman that is sitting now in the Oval Office, 1600 Pennsylvania is not the Donald Trump that I remember from Trump Tower," he said. "He's a very different individual."
Some Advice -- Even If Trump Won't Listen
When Stephanopoulos asked Cohen what he would tell the president if the man were sitting across from him, the convict offered some valuable advice he's fairly confident Trump won't actually take.
"Lay off Twitter, run the country the way that we all thought that you would, be able to take the Democrats, Republicans, bring them together and bring the country together instead of dividing the country," he said.
"Do you think he has ears to hear that?" Stephanopoulos asked, and Cohen answered, "I don't know. I don't think so."