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.
Michael Cohen makes the National Enquirer https://t.co/Bsg3Z1iUZS— Jack Shafer (@Jack Shafer)1524935004.0
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.