For what seems like the 4th time in as many months, Michael Cohen has flipped.
Cohen, a former attorney for President Donald Trump, has been both the most enthusiastic cheerleader of Trump, and his worst enemy. Cohen seemingly flips casually between these two characteristics whenever he so chooses, usually determined by what suits his own interests at the time.
Unfortunately for the world of lawyers, all of the famous ones tend to hold true to the slimy and sleazy stereotypes we as citizens bestow upon them in popular culture. Cohen, along with fellow litigious sideshow performer Michael Avennatti, are just this generation’s examples.
Now, in Cohen’s latest blow to President Trump, the former fixer has told Special Counsel Robert Mueller that talks of a “Trump Tower Moscow” continued long into the 2016 campaign.
Donald Trump and his aides continued negotiations about a potential Trump Tower project in Moscow well into the 2016 presidential campaign, his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen acknowledged in a guilty plea in a New York federal court on Thursday.Trending:
Cohen admitted that he lied to Congress last year when he said that those discussions had ended in January 2016 and that his overtures to the Russian government went unrequited.
In fact, the talks continued through June, and Cohen did hear back from one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top aides, spokesman Dmitry Peskov, according to court documents.
For what it’s worth, the President displayed his signature indifference on the subject.
Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday that Cohen is lying. But that even if Cohen weren’t lying, the president said, he hadn’t broken any law.
“There would be nothing wrong if I did do it,” he said.
Cohen’s relationship with the Robert Mueller investigation has been a tumultuous one, and may be one of the reasons that Americans as a whole are not fond of the probe.