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Michael Cohen lawyer makes GoFundMe for Cohen’s legal fees, gets cash fast

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Michael Cohen.
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  • Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to
    eight federal crimes on Tuesday and said he made illegal
    campaign contributions on Trump’s behalf.
  • A new crowdfunding campaign is looking to raise money
    for Cohen’s legal fees as he continues his “commitment to tell
    the truth.”
  • Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis launched the “Michael Cohen
    Truth Fund” on TV Wednesday morning.
  • In less than half an hour its total had shot up by
    $10,000.

A GoFundMe
campaign to raise money
for the legal fees of former Donald
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen raised $10,000 in less than half an
hour.

Called the “Michael Cohen Truth Fund,” the campaign states that
it wants to help Cohen with his “commitment to tell the
truth.” Cohen’s lawyer and Former White House Special
Counsel Lanny Davis is behind the campaign.

Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight federal crimes, and said
that he made illegal campaign and corporate contributions “at
the direction of the candidate” and “purpose of
influencing the election.”

Cohen did not mention Trump but name, but Cohen pleaded
guilty to making illegal campaign contributions to the Trump
campaign on the same day that he facilitated a $130,000
payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

(You
can read a more detailed account of the court case
here.
)

Davis made the GoFundMe campaign public in an interview on
MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday.

He said: “In order to get Michael to be able to help, we
need help on this fund, MichaelCohenTruthFund.com, we ask
everybody to help Michael Cohen tell the truth about Donald
Trump.”

His plug was made at 7.11 a.m. EDT. By 7.41 a.m. its total
had increased from less than $100 to more than $11,800.

“On August 21, Michael Cohen made the decision to take
legal responsibility and to continue his commitment to tell the
truth,” the campaign page stages.

“Michael decided to put his family and his country
first.  Now Michael needs your financial help — to pay
his legal fees.

“The Michael Cohen Truth Fund is a transparent trust
account, with all donations going to help Michael Cohen and his
family as he goes forward on his journey to tell the truth about
Donald Trump.”

Read more about Michael Cohen’s trial
here
.

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