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Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton is Funding Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump unleashed on his former lawyer Michael Cohen in a tweet on Friday morning, claiming his former lawyer praised him in a book pitch long after saying he had turned on the president.

“Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote a ‘love letter to Trump’ manuscript for a new book that he was pushing,” Trump wrote. “Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue.”

“Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which now is a lie!” he added.

Trump appears to be referring to a Daily Mail story on a book Cohen pitched, several weeks before the FBI raided his office in April 2018, that praised the president vociferously.

In a subsequent tweet, Trump argued the book manuscript undermines Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee, and called on Congress to demand a copy.

Cohen has repeatedly claimed that after working for Trump for a decade — a man he now describes as a “a racist… a conman… a cheat” — two pivotal moments of Trump’s presidency made him turn on his former boss: the president’s remarks in July 2018 at the Helsinki summit with Russian Vladimir Putin, and his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.

UPDATE: Trump adds in yet another tweet that “Cohen’s book manuscript shows that he committed perjury on a scale not seen before.” The president also makes the completely unfounded suggestion that Cohen is being paid by Hillary Clinton.

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