A legal adviser to Michael Cohen suggested Friday said Donald Trump’s former “fixer” fears overseas supporters of the president — suggesting he may fear retaliation from a foreign power.
Attorney Lanny Davis told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that Cohen is concerned about his safety, building on reports that claimed the president’s former attorney fears for his family amid attacks from the Oval Office.
“Mr. Trump, today, again called out [Cohen’s] father-in-law and there is fear that Mr. Trump has supporters, either in this country or maybe abroad, that have a motivation to harm,” Davis said.
Todd immediately singled out the attorney’s word choice.
“You just said abroad — that’s not so subtle there,” the host said. “Does he fear some sort of retribution from Russia?”
“No question that his family is fearful of anybody that [supports] Donald Trump,” Davis said, adding that the president has repeatedly made reference to Cohen’s father-in-law and claimed he should be investigated.
Later in the segment, the attorney slammed Trump for such attacks.
“Every Trump supporter watching this show, and I’m sure there are many, every Republican and Democratic member of Congress, knows that we all agree at a time of fantastically bad division in this country, there is one thing we all agree on,” Davis said. “Family is out of bounds.”
“There is only one person in the country, one president in our history, that would threaten family as a tactic to make fear of somebody he calls a rat for telling the truth,” the lawyer continued, “and that’s President Trump.”
Republicans, he added, “should be holding him accountable.”
UK travel giant Thomas Cook set to collapse: report
Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was reported to be coming to an end on Monday after the British travel firm struggled to find private investment to keep it afloat, potentially affecting thousands of holidaymakers.
The operator has said it needs £200 million ($250 million) or else it will face administration, which could affect 600,000 holidaymakers and require Britain's largest peacetime repatriation.
A source close to the negotiations told AFP that the company had failed to find the cash from private investors and would collapse unless the government intervened.
But ministers are unlikely to step in due to worries about the pioneering operator's longer-term viability, the Times reported, leaving it on the brink.
‘We are the people’: Watch Billy Porter get a standing ovation for his passionate speech at the Emmys
In a powerful and passionate speech accepting his Emmy, "Pose" actor Billy Porter showered the audience with love and proudly reminded all of their right to belong and be loved.
"Oh, my God. God bless you all! The category is love, y'all, love!" Porter exclaimed.
The epic FX show "Pose" depicts Black and Latinos in the LGBTQ ballroom culture of New York City in the 1980s in the first season and the early 1990s in the second season.
"I am so overwhelmed and so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day," he said. "James Baldwin wrote, 'It took many years of vomiting up the filth I was taught about myself and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.' I have the right. You have the right. We all have the right."
Paris show of King Tutankhamun artifacts set new record with 1.42 million visitors
A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.
The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the "exhibition of the century" in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see "Tutankhamun and His Times" at the Petit Palais.
"Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" -- which has been described as a "once in a generation" show -- will open in London in November.
The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked "Tutmania", with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum.