President Donald Trump said in a series of tweets on Saturday that he his confident his personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen will never “flip” by cooperating with federal prosecutors to testify against him.

Trump Claims On Twitter That Cohen Won’t ‘Flip’


In the three tweets, Trump vehemently denied reports that claimed Cohen could turn against him, including one from Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times who is also a political analyst for CNN. The president called Haberman a “Crooked H flunkie,” referring to Hillary Clinton, and more generally lambasted the media again as “fake” and “dishonest.” Trump and Cohen, who have worked together for over a decade, have repeatedly expressed their unwavering loyalty to each other.

Earlier this month, Cohen’s office, home and hotel room were raided by the FBI in search of documents pertaining to his $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Danielswhom Trump had an affair with in 2006. The payment was made weeks before the 2016 election to silence Daniels on the affair. Federal agents also raided Cohen’s office to search for records related to his payments to other women Trump allegedly had affair with — including the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood bus tape with Billy Bush — and to seize emails and other forms of communications between the president and his lawyer.

It was also recently revealed that Cohen had another client who never admitted to have taken legal advice from Trump’s lawyer: Fox News host Sean Hannity. Hannity has claimed he sought advice from Cohen primarily regarding real estate. Cohen has been appearing in a New York court for a hearing alongside Daniels and her attorney, Michael Avenatti. 

According to NBC News, there have been several other cases in history that suggest Trump is likely wrong to  doubt Cohen’s likelihood of “flipping.”

Among the cases NBC News notes are the John Gotti and Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano case, where Gravano pled guilty to racketeering and testified against the notorious crime boss.

This all comes as special counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government. The president has reportedly been considering firing Mueller and other officials associated with the probe for months.

Trump also recently threatened to countersue the Democratic Party, which announced last week that they would sue his campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks for plotting to sway the 2016 election toward him.

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