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Tags: jill abramson | michael cohen | trump | lawyer

Jill Abramson Blasts Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Jill Abramson Blasts Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen (Getty Images)

Friday, 18 May 2018 01:49 PM

Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has "sullied the meaning of the term Washington fixer," Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, writes in Friday's Guardian newspaper.

"Indeed, he skipped the public service part of the traditional fixer's résumé, failing to win a federal appointment from his faithless client. But that didn't stop him from signing up blue-chip clients, like AT&T, who wanted favorable treatment from the Trump administration for a pending merger deal," Abramson says.

As well, Abramson notes, "Courtesy of records revealed by Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, we know that shortly before the election, Cohen set up a shell company with a most excellent name, Essential Consultants. Essential was the vehicle Cohen used to pay Stormy Daniels $130,000 to remain silent about Trump ...

"Donald Trump is the first American president to be elected with absolutely no prior government or public service. This is why it is not surprising that none of his fixers, especially Cohen, have any real roots in Washington. But they have the one currency that matters, a phone that still connects them to Trump."

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