Michael Cohen

Was Trump trying to silence Cohen? Mueller wasn't sure

Days after the FBI raided Michael Cohen's home and office last year, President Donald Trump called his longtime fixer and urged him to "stay strong" and "hang in there" in the face of the intensifying investigation.

That call was among several assurances Cohen says he received that the White House would have his back so long as he "stayed on message," special counsel Robert Mueller said in his long-awaited report on his Trump investigation. The redacted 448-page document was made public Thursday.

Mueller's team said it found evidence to suggest that the president intended to discourage Cohen from cooperating with federal authorities, noting...