Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is finding out that acting like a criminal is all fun and games until you get caught. According to two people who are familiar with his thinking, Cohen has been “fuming” over adult film star Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti’s release of information last week about his bank records which detail how he was selling access to Trump and the White House, according to Vanity Fair.
“Isn’t he supposed to be representing a porn star?” one person said after Avenatti tweeted out information detailing Cohen’s misdeeds. Still, Cohen feels he is being “attacked,” and he feels that his family is being made to suffer. Cohen told his friends that all of this is happening because investigators are trying to get to Trump.
“I’m not going to just roll over,” he has told friends. Cohen is keeping busy, spending hours each day with his lawyers reading through documents that the government has returned to him after the FBI raided his house, office, and hotel last month.
Cohen, exasperated by the paparazzi following him around, watched the news in his hotel room in Philadelphia over the weekend. He told his friends: “I just can’t take this anymore.”
Cohen received $500,000 in the months after the 2016 election from a company run by a Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Cohen also gained access to as much as $774,000 through two financial transactions during the 2016 campaign as he sought to fix problems for his boss, according to the Wall Street Journal. Also, Cohen received money from a Swiss drug company, Novartis, AT&T, and Korea Aerospace Industries. But, because special counsel is ten steps ahead of team Trump, it was revealed that Robert Mueller contacted Novartis last year about payments it made to Michael Cohen.
And Cohen is feigning victimization. That seems to be a common denominator in Trump’s orbit.
“I’m not going to just roll over,” said every man or woman just before rolling over.