President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign attacked Michael Cohen in the same vein the White House, Republicans and Trump himself have used to discredit the former lawyer in recent weeks.
“Why did they even bother to swear him in this time?” the campaign’s national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement, after listing various offenses that the Southern District of New York and the special counsel’s office have brought against Cohen.
Read the full statement below:
“Michael Cohen is a felon, a disbarred lawyer, and a convicted perjurer, who lied to both Congress and the Special Counsel in a ‘deliberate and premeditated’ fashion according to the Special Counsel’s Office. Now he offers what he says is evidence, but the only support for that is his own testimony, which has proven before to be worthless. As noted by the Southern District of New York, Cohen’s wide array of crimes were ‘marked by a pattern of deception that permeated his professional life’ and his ‘instinct to blame others is strong.’ Prosecutors said his actions were to ensure that he would ‘profit personally, build his own power, and enhance his level of influence.’ This is the same Michael Cohen who has admitted that he lied to Congress previously. Why did they even bother to swear him in this time?”