Trump lashes out at New York Times over Michael Cohen coverage

Calvin Saunders
April 22, 2018

Haberman reports on the White House for the Times and has covered Trump since his days a businessman in NY.

Apparently responding to the article "Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump".

On Twitter, O'Brien argued Trump's posts are an indirect plea to Cohen to stay loyal.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided NY residences and offices of Cohen earlier this month, seizing files that could bare Trump's past business dealings and expose more about his alleged extramarital relationships in the 2000s.

The story in question details the typically respectful manner in which Trump has treated Cohen over the years: "with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired, according to interviews with a half-dozen people familiar with their relationship".

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Prosecutors have said they're investigating Cohen's personal business dealings for fraud but haven't said what crime they believe he may have committed. "Here's the story that seems to have touched a nerve", she tweeted.

US President Donald Trump defended his under-fire personal lawyer as "a fine person", saying he does not think Michael Cohen will "flip" and cooperate with criminal investigators. In March, the president also lashed out at her on Twitter, claiming she had "no access".

Mr. Trump's attacks on the press, which have previously drawn applause from audiences at his campaign-like rallies, have been a hallmark of his campaign strategy and now, of his presidential style.

The president spent yesterday morning at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, while his wife flew to Houston to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. They're trying to make him look like Paul Manafort.

Earlier, he tweeted about James Comey and the revelation that the Department of Justice's internal watchdog is examining whether he leaked classified information by sharing details of memos he wrote while he was the Federal Bureau of Investigation director with friends and with the media. Just look at how they're portraying him. "The phrase "fake news" - granted legitimacy by an American president - is being used by autocrats to silence reporters, undermine political opponents, stave off media scrutiny and mislead citizens".

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