And Cohen believed that meant that the President would offer him a pardon if he stayed on message.
"The President of the United States never indicated anything to Michael, or anyone else, about getting a pardon," said Rudy Giuliani, the President's attorney.
Following the raid on Cohen's home and office, Cohen's attorneys had a legal defense agreement with Trump and his attorneys.
On the day of the raid, Trump said Cohen was "a good man" and that the investigation reached "a whole new level of unfairness."
And when Trump appeared on "Fox and Friends" two weeks after the raids and said that Cohen only did a "tiny, tiny little fraction" of his legal work, Cohen knew the game had changed.
According to one source, Cohen knew that things had changed and he acted to protect his family -- and himself.
In the filing they said that Cohen has had seven voluntary interviews with the special counsel and that Cohen continues to make himself available as needed. »