Michael Cohen is finally breaking his silence after becoming embroiled in a federal investigation into President Trump’s election campaign that thrust him into months of scrutiny.
Trump’s former personal lawyer teased an upcoming interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in a tweet on Sunday, posting a black-and-white picture of the two sitting together.
Spent Saturday afternoon with @GStephanopoulos @abc (not on camera) interview for Monday’s @GMA. My silence is broken! pic.twitter.com/ed6WRYpvVA
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) July 2, 2018
“My silence is broken!” Cohen wrote.
Stephanopoulous also tweeted a photo ahead of the “not on camera” interview which is set to air on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.
Tune in tomorrow morning on @GMA for more on my conversation with President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. pic.twitter.com/W7xYoMo4DD
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) July 2, 2018
Federal prosecutors in New York have not disclosed any details about the investigation into Cohen for alleged bank fraud and campaign finance violations. The FBI collected thousands of files earlier this year when they raided his home, office and hotel room.
Cohen was launched further into the spotlight when it was revealed that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet on an alleged sexual encounter with Trump before the election. The president has said Cohen no longer works for him and that they haven’t spoken in a “long time.”
President Trump says Michael Cohen is no longer his personal lawyer: “I haven’t spoken to Michael in a long time” https://t.co/1QD4TU3hQl pic.twitter.com/8wcj04eMSa
— CNN (@CNN) June 15, 2018
Cohen has asked for an apology for the “misreports” and allegations, tweeting last week that he “had nothing to do with Russian collusion or meddling!”
My family & I are owed an apology. After 2 years, 15 hours of testimony before House & Senate under oath & producing more than 1000 documents, dossier misreports 15 allegations about me. My entire statement must be quoted- I had nothing to do with Russian collusion or meddling!
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 28, 2018
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Daniels who is suing Cohen to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement she signed, reacted to the “Good Morning America” interview announcement with a tweet of his own.
If Mr. Cohen really gave an “off camera” interview to @GStephanopoulos (whom I respect) for @GMA, he is dumber than I thought. He is playing games & trying to play both sides. There is only one way he can have any legitimate shot at saving his reputation… #TickTock #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 2, 2018
“He is playing games & trying to play both sides,” Avenatti said of Cohen.
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