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Republicans brutally mocked for their bizarre obsession with potential Cohen book deals

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After multiple Republicans asked former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen if he’s got a book deal about the president in the works, Twitter users pointed out exactly how outrageous the repeated questions were.

As Deadline reported, at least three GOP House members asked Cohen if he intends to segue his experiences with Donald Trump into a book deal or TV appearances — questions the newly-disbarred attorney answered by noting that he’d been approached but has nothing in the works.

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New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik pointed out both how outlandish the questions were and its purposes.

“Any publisher would have given Michael Cohen a zillion bucks for a book whether he went before Congress or not,” Poniewozik wrote, adding that nevertheless, “this will not prevent your uncle on Facebook from posting ‘book deal’ dozens of times, which I assume is the goal of the repetition.”

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney with the Southern District of New York, noted, “there is a ton to attack Cohen on” — and focusing on a book deal is “lazy.”

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NBC News political reporter Carrie Dann, meanwhile, noted that Republicans — including the president and his followers — are not immune from profiting off of book deals.

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Trump, Dann noted, “routinely encourages his 59 million Twitter followers to buy books offering him favorable coverage, which one assumes the authors hope translates into, uh, lucrativeness.”

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