Lanny Davis: Trump ‘Committed a Criminal Act That Corrupted Our Democracy’


Lanny Davis, the attorney representing Michael Cohen, went on a media tour on Wednesday morning to declare that his client is now free to tell the truth of Donald Trump‘s alleged crimes.

When Cohen pled guilty to bank fraud, tax evasion and campaign finance violations yesterday, he implicated the president by saying he was ordered to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. When Davis spoke about this today with George Stephanopoulos, he defended his client’s credibility by citing a letter the president’s lawyers supposedly sent to the special counsel, admitting Trump directed the Daniels payment.

“President Trump committed a criminal act that corrupted our democracy,” Davis said. “That’s what the campaign finance laws are about. The same way that the Russians complicit with Wikileaks and evidence that members of the campaign at least facilitated that conspiracy.”

The interview continued with questions of whether Cohen can implicate Trump in other crimes, and whether he has any information thats relevant to Robert Mueller. Davis said Cohen’s information will be of interest to Mueller, and he also slammed Rudy Giuliani for attacking his client’s credibility.

“I understand that the man who says ‘truth isn’t truth’ has a strange definition of what truth is, but we’re not debating anything today,” said Davis. “Michael Cohen was directed – according to Donald Trump’s lawyers – to do a criminal act, so whenever you attack on Cohen’s credibility, you can attack Donald Trump lawyers for using the words ‘directed’ Michael Cohen to do that criminal act.”

Davis concluded by saying that Cohen has no interest in accepting a pardon from Trump.

Watch above, via ABC.

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