Characters like Michael Cohen make life tough for lawyers as a whole.
In many ways, Cohen represents everything that we loath about the legal profession. He wades in the murkiest of society’s waters, proving all of the b-grade movie stereotypes to be completely correct.
Now, after being convicted of lying to Congress, Cohen is attempting to salvage some sort of reputation with the world at large by telling stories about his former employer.
President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, alleges in a new book that Trump made “overt and covert attempts to get Russia to interfere in the 2016 election” and that the future commander in chief was also well aware of Cohen’s hush-money payoff to adult-film star Stormy Daniels during that campaign.
In the book, “Disloyal: A Memoir,” which was obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its Tuesday publication date, Cohen lays out an alarming portrait of the constellation of characters orbiting around Trump, likening the arrangement to the mafia and calling himself “one of Trump’s bad guys.” He describes the president, meanwhile, as “a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”
But, in the end, the White House would get the last word, releasing a scathing statement.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany attacked Cohen’s credibility in a statement Saturday: “Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it’s unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies.”
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