Trump attorney Michael Cohen acknowledges message sent by National Enquirer hit piece
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Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday acknowledged a National Enquirer story was likely a signal from the president, CNN reports.


The Enquirer on Saturday published a front page story about Cohen, called “Trump’s Fixer’s Secrets & Lies,” that sources say publisher (and longtime Trump pal) David Pecker would never have printed without Trump’s backing.

CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that Cohen, when asked whether Trump is trying to send a signal with the cover, replied: “What do you think.”

Cohen is under criminal investigation. Earlier this month, Cohen’s home and residence was raided by the FBI following a referral from deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York. The Trump campaign has paid some of Cohen’s legal fees.