Michael Cohen was considered to be Donald Trump’s “personal fixer,” which included many job responsibilities other than simple attorney work. Michael Cohen really came into the public’s attention when Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, revealed her affair with President Trump. After denying the affair and threatening a defamation lawsuit Michael Cohen got pulled into the Russian Investigation’s scope and was eventually raided by the FBI.
Michael Cohen disappeared from the public limelight after the FBI raided his offices on April 27, 2018. During the FBI raid, several phones were taken, as well as all of the Attorney’s files and communications between President Trump. After Sean Hannity was discovered to be one of Cohen’s only two clients, several news outlets discovered Michael Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants L.L.C., and several high-level companies and individuals that paid to have access to the President. After Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel got a hold of this story, news about Trump’s “personal fixer” was hard to come by. Michael Avenatti kept the pressure up but Cohen never made any remarks or appearances. Eventually, his attorney stopped appearing on news interviews and news about what happened to Michael Cohen was hard to get; until the third week of July.
Recently, Michael Cohen has been in the spotlight again. He gave an interview to ABC News on July 2, 2018, where he stressed his loyalty is to his family and country over the president. In that interview, Cohen said that he “is not the villain of the story.” Shortly after, Cohen removed the title of “President’s Lawyer” from his Twitter account, which is the President’s favorite source for information and communication.
On July 20, 2018, news surfaced that Michael Cohen had in fact recorded conversations with Donald Trump – including a conversation about paying hush money to Playboy model, Karen McDougal.
The story will continue to unravel until the public knows what extent of corruption was carried out and by whom.
One of the most surprising turn of events; Michael Avenatti is open to represent Michael Cohen.