Donald Trump’s former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has reportedly resigned from his position as deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee (RNC), according to ABC News. In his resignation letter to Ronna McDaniel, the embattled attorney cited special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as one reason for his departure.
“This important role requires the full-time attention and dedication of each member. Given the ongoing Mueller and SDNY investigations, that simply is impossible for me to do,” Cohen wrote.
Cohen also joined a chorus of others to criticize the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern U.S. border, marking this the first time he’s taken a swipe at the former reality show star.
“As the son of a Polish Holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart-wrenching,” Cohen wrote. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips.”
On Tuesday, Cohen hired New York lawyer Guy Petrillo to represent him in a federal investigation into his business dealings, in a move that many speculate that Trump’s former attorney is going to flip and provide information to investigators about the president*.
“He knows a lot of things about the president and he’s not averse to talking in the right situation,” a friend of Cohen’s told CNN. “If they want information on Trump, he’s willing to give it.”
Cohen has told associates that he wants Trump, his former boss, to pay his legal fees which he said are bankrupting him, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Oh please, Trump doesn’t even pay his contractors.
Still, Cohen has said that he feels that Trump owes him after he spent so many years being loyal to him. This is almost sounding like a sad story of unrequited love.
FBI agents seized thousands of documents, texts, and emails when they raided Cohen’s home, office, and hotel room in April. Investigators are reviewing allegations of improper lobbying activities and potential campaign finance law violations, the latter of which relates to his $130,000 hush-payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels over her alleged sexual affair in with Trump.
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