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Michael Cohen turned on Trump because Giuliani dropped the ball and ignored his pleas for help: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, based on texts and emails that were recently revealed, President Donald Trump could have kept his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, from turning on him if intermediary Rudy Giuliani had returned a simple phone call.

The report notes Cohen was struggling both financially and emotionally over the onslaught of charges against him and asked his legal adviser, Robert J. Costello, to reach out to Trump’s people since he was unable himself to talk to Trump.

According to the report, Costello made a request to Giuliani saying Cohen, “[He] needs a little loving and respect booster,” before adding, “He is not thinking clearly because he feels abandoned.”

The reports states, “In June, Mr. Costello proposed that he and Mr. Giuliani, who have been friends for decades, meet urgently with Mr. Cohen to address his grievances and ease his anxieties. “Are we going to meet Thursday or Friday?’ Mr. Costello texted Mr. Giuliani on a Monday. ‘I would like to get back to Michael with a response.'”

“But Mr. Giuliani did not respond. And when Mr. Costello followed up, “Can I get a response on the possible meeting?’ Mr. Giuliani hesitated, replying, ‘Not yet because haven’t talked to President,’ who was out of the country,” the report continues.

According to the Times, after not hearing back, Cohen told friends that he was open to speaking to investigators looking into the Trump admninistration and, after that became public, the total collapse of the longtime relationship between Cohen and the president rapidly sped up.

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In an interview Costello blamed the breakdown on the lack of response which led to Cohen turning completely on Trump.

“What we had here was a failure to communicate,” said Costello. “My mission was to get everyone tuned in to the same channel. My thought was a face-to-face meeting among all the lawyers together with Cohen would put everyone on the same channel. The meeting never happened, and the rest is history.”

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GOP pollster gets hilariously destroyed after blaming a broken elevator in his European hotel on ‘socialism’

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Republican pollster Frank Luntz drew hackles from across the internet on Tuesday after he blamed a broken elevator at a hotel in Austria on "socialism."

Writing on Twitter, Luntz complained that the elevator at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria has not been functioning for three straight days -- and said that the European social welfare state was responsible for this purportedly dire situation.

"Please don’t bring European-style socialism to America," Luntz pleaded.

I’m at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Almost 200 rooms… But the elevator has been broken for 3 days.

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Columnists bid a brutal farewell to ‘sneering’ Sarah Sanders: Her ‘awfulness was a thing to behold’

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On Tuesday, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discussed the departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who they agreed was one of the worst press secretaries in modern times.

"She brought us back to the bad old days when women were supposed to be seen and not heard, but lately she wasn't seen all that much either," said Collins. "Who would want to go down in history as the press secretary who got rid of the press briefing?"

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‘Nightcrawlers and toadyism’: Trump’s remaining staffers ridiculed for hanging on while others flee off-the-rails president

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In a caustic piece for the New York Daily News, columnist Richard Cohen mocked the few remaining staffers who have stood by Donald Trump's side since he became president saying they obviously lack anywhere else to go and have apparently have no self-respect.

Or as he put it: "Whatever happened to pride?"

"I ask because reports regularly surface about Donald Trump berating or insulting someone, often an aide, who just takes it," Cohen wrote. "A recent example comes from Michael Wolff’s new book 'Siege,' in which Paul Manafort, once Trump’s campaign chairman but now domiciled in stir, was vulgarly upbraided by the president: 'You’re terrible, you can’t defend me.' Trump allegedly called him a 'lazy f---' and asked 'Am I a f---ing baby?' in a train wreck of a verbal assault."

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