Michael Cohen wants YOU to pay for his ‘journey to tell the truth about Trump’
Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his client’s mounting legal fees… and people are actually donating. In fact, the campaign has raised almost $40,000 of the targeted $500,000 in half a day.
“Michael decided to put his family and his country first. Now Michael needs your financial help — to pay his legal fees,” the page states. “The Michael Cohen Truth Fund is a transparent trust account, with all donations going to help Michael Cohen and his family as he goes forward on his journey to tell the truth about Donald Trump.”
That’s apparently good enough for “Larry Wyman” and “Tony M Riggs.” Both gave $1,000 to the cause. “Adolphus Busch” chipped in another $900.
Davis plugged the fundraiser while doing the TV rounds. Here he is on NBC:
“Right now, Michael Cohen needs help from the American people to tell the truth, and we’ve set up a website.” Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis to @savannahguthrie pic.twitter.com/ZVgnMV0mcc
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 22, 2018
Here he is shilling for the fund with Megyn Kelly, which didn’t go over too well with the studio audience starting at the 7:30 mark in this clip:
The reaction was pretty much the same across social media, yet the donations continued to pour into the GoFundMe page:
What does Cohen need a $500,000 truth fund for? a) prison is rent-free and b) he bought a manhattan apartment last month for 6.7 million
— Olivia Messer 💀 (@OliviaMesser) August 22, 2018
prisoners in 17 states started a prison strike yesterday to protest getting paid 10 cents an hour which is basically slavery.
michael cohen's gofundme raised $38,000 in less than 12 hours.
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) August 22, 2018
Cohen is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to helping Trump pay hush money to two women. Davis also said Cohen wants to testify that Trump knew of an infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting and the Russian hacking of Democratic institutions before they happened.
Shawn Langlois is an editor and writer for MarketWatch in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @slangwise.
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