Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Michael Cohen hires former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis

Michael Cohen hires former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis

Davis is the author of The Unmaking of the President 2016, in which he questions the legitimacy of Trump's election and raises the possibility of removing Trump from office for "mental impairment".

There has been growing chatter among the White House press corps that Cohen would "flip" on Trump in return for a deal with prosecutors for some as yet unspecified criminal activity.

Davis was special counsel for Clinton from 1996 to 1998 during campaign finance investigations.

Davis was referring to ABC's publication on Monday of an interview with Cohen in which he vowed to defend himself and protect his family and country first if Trump or the president's legal team tried to discredit him.

According to the friend, Cohen also said: "I don't know what to think any more". "As an attorney, I have talked to Michael many times in the last two weeks. Then I read his words published on July 2, I recognized his sincerity".

"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will - I put family and country first", Cohen said to Stephanopoulos.

Cohen is awaiting a potential indictment in a criminal investigation in NY, according to CNN, and he has been under investigation due to his business dealings, but has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Davis has joined Guy Petrillo as Cohen's legal counsel.

Among other things, investigators are looking into a $130,000 payment he handled as part of a confidentiality agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006. He later served on President George W. Bush's Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

He was a crisis manager for Martha Stewart in the wake of her stock scandal and Penn State University after its former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested for molesting children.

"I brought up the pardon, and he said, 'I don't think so".

Former Clinton lawyer, known for his crisis... "You probably don't hire him if your main focus at the moment is preparing for a knock-down-drag-out battle in court".

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