President Donald Trump lashed out at his former fixer Michael Cohen on Twitter Wednesday morning hours after Cohen’s opening statement to the House Oversight Committee was published late Tuesday night.
Cohen, who last year pleaded guilty to eight felonies including lying to Congress, intends on telling the world that Trump is a “racist,” “con man,” and a “cheat,” that Trump knew about Roger Stone instructing Wikileaks to release stolen emails to damage Hillary Clinton, and that Trump directed Cohen to lie about a secret Trump Tower Moscow deal Trump was pursuing during the campaign.
Cohen plans on testifying that Trump reimbursed him while in office for illegal hush money payments to women with whom Trump had affairs.
Cohen will answer questions by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday while Trump is attending a second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The distance has not stopped Trump from trying to discredit his former attorney.
“Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately),” Trump tweeted. “He had other clients also. He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud. He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time. Using Crooked’s lawyer!”
Cohen was disbarred by a panel of judges on Tuesday for making false statements to Congress.
But as many on Twitter pointed out, Cohen was Trump’s long-time confidant, and the “bad things” Cohen did were at the behest of Trump.
You HIRED Michael Cohen.
He had 3 clients: you, Shammity, and some other criminal boob.
He did things that YOU ORDERED, including the Stormy Daniels money.
He knows where all the bodies are buried. You're screwed.
I hope you know a good…uh oh. pic.twitter.com/tOJcRVNmWK
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 27, 2019
This must be Trump’s tweet version of “he was only the coffee boy!” What’s crazy is that Michael Cohen was disbarred for lying for Trump. So Trump is literally attacking himself and Republicans for their own crimes and misdeeds they directed Michael Cohen to do on their behalf.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 27, 2019
Why did you sign the check that was allegedly used to reimburse Cohen for illegal hush money payments to Stormy Daniels?
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) February 27, 2019
You are a liar. Not only did you know about the hush money paid to Stormy Daniels when you lied about it on AF1, you were paying Cohen back. You lied to get out of Vietnam, you lied about your academic record, you lied about your height just last week! And you lied about Russia.
— Heather Whaley (@HeatherWhaley) February 27, 2019
— Oldmaninateg (@oldmaninateg) February 27, 2019
Only the best people or whatever.
One thing I’ll never understand is that if he was so bad and untrustworthy why did you retain him for so many years? Don’t you have only the best people?
— AltNSA (@AltNatSecAgency) February 27, 2019
you unhinged bro? you sound unhinged
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 27, 2019
Someone is feeling very very nervous today! 😬
You may want to just stay in Vietnam. 🇻🇳
— alan_mhgl ⓥ (@alan_mhgl) February 27, 2019
He was fantastic until you got caught and threw him under a bus.
— 🌵MartaHo-#8645🌵 (@TCIMAGE_Marta) February 27, 2019
A year ago, however, Trump rushed to Cohen’s defense after the FBI raided Cohen’s home and office.