The mogul-turned-president has long relied on loyalists to push the limits in defense of his image, but Roy Cohn, David Pecker and Michael Cohen all wound up out in the cold.
New details of Trump’s involvement in the 2016 payoff scheme: On June 27, 2016, after Trump learned that Karen McDougal was shopping around her story of an alleged affair with him, he called David Pecker and asked: Can you make this go away? https://t.co/nbPlBSDwpg
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) January 10, 2020
After @WSJ reported the Stormy Daniels hush-money deal, Trump called Michael Cohen—with Melania on the line. “Michael, did you really pay $130,000 to Stormy Daniels?” POTUS asked. “Why didn’t you tell me about it?”
Cohen assumed FLOTUS saw through the lie.https://t.co/XN0HcgOzsH
— Warren Bass (@warren_bass) January 10, 2020