Michael Cohen, who’s made more than a few questionable moves as the president’s personal lawyer, no longer has to stress about that job.
“No, he’s not my lawyer anymore,” President Trump said when asked about Cohen on Friday morning, per CBS News. It’s unclear when Cohen’s resume changed.
The news only fuels widespread reports that Cohen feels isolated and mistreated by Trump and he’s ready to flip. Cohen’s home and office were raided by the FBI in April. When Trump was asked if he thought Cohen may flip and cooperate with investigators, the president simply affirmed that he’s done “nothing wrong,” per CBS.
Rudy Giuliani, who’s also on the Trump legal team, suggested Cohen wasn’t Trump’s lawyer anymore to Politico in May. Yet Trump confirmed Cohen was still his attorney in April, when reporters confronted the president on Air Force One about Cohen’s $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.
Sure, Cohen still had a job. But Trump’s insinuation that the payment was single-handedly Cohen’s doing sure threw him under the plane. Kathryn Krawczyk