"Asked about Cohen’s work representing him, Trump claimed that Cohen only handled “a tiny, tiny little fraction” of his legal work.
“I have many attorneys,” Trump said.
“He represents me like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me,” the President continued, referencing Cohen’s payment to Daniels and work negotiating a hush agreement with the porn actress. “You know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong. There were no campaign funds going into this, which would have been a problem.”
Trump also shrugged off Cohen’s decision to plead the Fifth Amendment in the civil case filed by Daniels against him. During the campaign, Trump criticized Hillary Clinton staffers who pleaded the Fifth Amendment in the email probe.
“Because he has got other things. He has businesses,” Trump answered on “Fox and Friends” when asked why Cohen is pleading the Fifth. “I hope he’s in great shape. But he has got businesses, and his lawyers probably told him to do that. But I’m not involved.”
First, Trump always telegraphs stuff. So when he says stuff like “There weren’t any turtles there” you know that there were turtles there. Why did he even mention “There were no campaign funds going into this…”? Now I’m wondering what stuff campaign funds went in to.
Second, why isn’t he condemning Cohen for pleading the Fifth? He’s done that over and over. Selective Trump yet again.