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Michael Cohen posts and deletes tweet about cooperating with Mueller

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  • President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen
    tweeted about providing about the special counsel Robert Mueller
    with “critical information” on Thursday evening.
  • He almost immediately deleted the tweet.
  • Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said there was a
    miscommunication between the two.

President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen
tweeted and almost immediately deleted a curious message about
his cooperation with the special counsel Robert Mueller on
Thursday evening.

“Good for Michael Cohen for providing critical information to the
#MuellerInvestigation without a cooperation agreement,” Cohen
tweeted. “No one should question his integrity, veracity or
loyalty to his family and country over @POTUS @realdonaldtrump.”

The post was only up for a few seconds, which was enough time for
multiple observers to take notice. Cohen posted the
tweet hours after ABC News reported that the
attorney sat down with Mueller for extensive interviews over the past
month
.

Late last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felony counts in
federal court, including two related to campaign-finance
violations tied to payments made just prior to the 2016
presidential election to women who alleged having affairs with
Trump.

Soon after Cohen deleted his tweet, his attorney, Lanny Davis,
tried to clear up the situation. The attorney took credit for
Cohen’s tweet, saying he was the one who authored it.

First, Davis posted an identical tweet from
his own Twitter account. Then, Davis wrote that his tweet “sent to
@MichaelCohen212” and that Davis asked Cohen “to re-send to his
followers.”

In a third tweet, Davis sought to provide more context as to what
happened.

“FYI – I wrote a Tweet congratulating @MichaelCohen212 and sent
text to him to Tweet to his much larger following — but was
delayed posting myself so he posted first,” he wrote. “All take a breath.
I don’t control or have access to Mr. Cohen’s Twitter account. He
is my client and my friend.”

Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, claimed to The New York Daily
News
that Cohen is lying to Mueller.

“He is a lawyer who lied to his client and recorded him in
blatant violation of the attorney-client privilege,” Giuliani
said, referencing tapes Cohen made of private discussions with
Trump. “He did it when he claimed to love his client. Imagine how
he would lie once he no longer loved his client and he could
reduce his time in prison.”

ABC News reported that Cohen’s cooperation with Mueller was
voluntary and did not include any promise of a reduced sentence
for the felonies the attorney already pled guilty to. Mueller reportedly asked Cohen
about every aspect of Trump’s connections to Russian interests.

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