Trump Lashes Out at CNN Report That He ‘Lashed Out’ at Attorney General Whitaker


President Donald Trump blasted a report that he “lashed out” at acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker over revelations made in the case against his former lawyer Michael Cohen.

CNN reported last week that Trump “has at least twice in the past few weeks vented to his acting attorney general, angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President’s actions in crimes his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to.”

Trump responded to that report in a tweet blasted out Monday: “I never ‘lashed out’ at the Acting Attorney General of the U.S., a man for whom I have great respect. This is a made up story, one of many, by the Fake News Media!”

CNN reported that Trump “was frustrated,” according to sources, “that prosecutors Matt Whitaker oversees filed charges that made Trump look bad.”

The president was implicated by federal prosecutors in the illegal hush money payoffs made by Cohen to women claiming affairs with Trump. Those payments violated federal campaign finance laws, and prosecutors said they were made on the order of Trump.

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