Squeaky Wheel Gets the Polonium, Mikhail Cohen

Touched By An Angel, or at least a Fed.

Comrade Trump’s stupidest lawyer (sorry Rudy!) sounds like he’s flipping:

But in his first in-depth interview since the FBI raided his office and homes in April, Cohen strongly signaled his willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York — even if that puts President Trump in jeopardy.

“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen told me. “I put family and country first.”

It goes on:

When I asked Cohen how he might respond if the president or his legal team come after him — to try and discredit him and the work he did for Mr. Trump over the last decade — he sat up straight. His voice gained strength.

“I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone’s defense strategy,” he said emphatically. “I am not a villain of this story, and I will not allow others to try to depict me that way.”


But tell us about banging the pornstar, OK?

I asked Cohen if the president directed him to make that payment or promised to reimburse him. In the past, Cohen has said that he acted on his own initiative.

Not this time.

“I want to answer. One day I will answer,” he said. “But for now, I can’t comment further on advice of my counsel.”

And so it goes. Anyway, the interview is sort of interesting, more from the perspective of what Cohen will not talk about “on the advice of his attorney,” than on what he does say, though he does touch on The Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac:

Cohen also refused to criticize the Mueller investigation.

“I don’t like the term witch hunt,” he said, adding that he condemned Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.

“As an American, I repudiate Russia’s or any other foreign government’s attempt to interfere or meddle in our democratic process, and I would call on all Americans to do the same,” he said.

And in a direct rebuttal to President Trump, who sent out a tweet last week repeating Vladimir Putin’s claim that Russia did not interfere in our election, Cohen added this: “Simply accepting the denial of Mr. Putin is unsustainable.”

No d’uh. So even Comrade Trump’s stupidest attorney is smarter than Comrade Trump? Yeah, we’ll go with that.

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7 Responses to Squeaky Wheel Gets the Polonium, Mikhail Cohen

  1. roket says:

    “I am not a villain of this story,” said the man from inside the bubble.


  2. TheMatch says:

    I’ll believe it if it happens. Until then I’ll assume it’s just more smoke in service to the grift.


  3. osirisopto says:

    He’s been “sending messages” for weeks.

    There’s an old sayin’ back in Texas, maybe you’ve got something like it around here – Money talks, bullshit walks.


  4. 9thousandfeet says:

    The day we start taking at face value anything that anyone who has been associated with Trump, ever, might say is the day we’ve lost our damn minds.

    That said, it does sound like he’s wanting to enter a process of seeing how much he can get for what he knows. Or more precisely, how much he can avoid getting in terms of indictments and prison time.

    Be interesting to see Trump’s reaction, and how much this development boosts the cries for Mueller’s head.


  5. Retiredeng says:

    It seems to me that Cohen has been “briefed” by the Mueller team. Most likely to keep his powder dry.

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  6. HarpoSnarx says:

    Mikhail avoid “balconies”!


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