Quantcast
Connect with us

Michael Cohen has a chance for revenge against Trump — after years of being treated ‘like garbage’: report

Published

on

President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen (Screen capture)

Trump attorney Michael Cohen has long been assumed to be fanatically loyal to his boss — but a new report from the New York Times casts doubt on just how loyal Cohen would be if he came under legal pressure.

Six different sources tell the Times that Trump has been abusive to Cohen for years, despite the fact that Cohen has deep knowledge of the president’s personal and business life.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Donald goes out of his way to treat him like garbage,” longtime Trump ally Roger Stone tells the publication.

Similarly, former Trump campaign official Sam Nunberg tells the Times that “whenever anyone complains to me about Trump screwing them over, my reflective response is that person has nothing to complain about compared to Michael.”

Among other things, Trump has in the past mocked Cohen for overpaying for Trump’s own real estate properties, and has also twice threatened to fire Cohen.

Trump biographer Tim O’Brien tells the Times that Trump’s abuse of Cohen stems from the fact that he has always wanted to have a fiercely loyal attorney like Roy Cohn who will aggressively and bluntly defend his interests in public. In Trump’s view, says O’Brien, Cohen’s work simply isn’t up to the standard set by Cohn, whom Trump counted as a mentor.

“I think his abusive behavior to Michael is animated by his feeling that Michael is inadequate,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

For the past couple of weeks, there has been speculation that Cohen could flip on Trump if he were faced with the threat of doing serious jail time for whatever federal agents discovered in the recent raid on his office. This report on Trump’s treatment of Cohen is certain to add more fuel to that speculation.

Read the whole story here.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Pro-Trump internet trolls tried to hijack Nickelodeon’s kid’s survey on who should be president — and failed

Published

on

On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.

Despite this, pro-Trump internet trolls reportedly sought to hijack the results, spreading the message to get people to flood the poll with votes for President Donald Trump.

In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Wisconsin sees ‘nightmare scenario’ of COVID cases — as Trump ignores medical advice for campaign rally

Published

on

Wisconsin residents saw a “nightmare scenario” situation unfold Tuesday as 5,262 COVID-19 cases rocked the state, resulting in 64 deaths as President Donald Trump held a large campaign rally with few masks and zero social distancing.

"This is no longer a slow-motion disaster," said Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "This is a disaster in warp speed. And it's maddening to me as a physician because a whole lot of people have died and are dying."

https://twitter.com/MJSphotog/status/1321224234270625794

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Department of Health Services reported 5,262 new cases and 64 deaths Tuesday, both records far above any previous daily counts. The death toll now stands at 1,852.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report

Published

on

President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.

Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.

"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."

"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.

The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."

There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE