There is a foul relationship happening right now between former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, CNN and former Clinton campaign official Lanny Davis. CNN recently “obtained” a recording between Cohen and Trump allegedly discussing payment to the National Enquirer to buy a story before the 2016 election.
Moving further, however, we have to question why Cohen is now being represented by former Bill Clinton special counsel, Lanny Davis. What is the relationship here and what is being promised to Cohen if he flips sides and starts dishing out for Democrats? The relationship stinks, and we all know it.
Then, magically, CNN obtains a recording from Davis, and it becomes their main story:
The recording offers the public a glimpse at the confidential discussions between Trump and Cohen, and it confirms the man who now occupies the Oval Office had contemporaneous knowledge of a proposal to buy the rights to the story of Karen McDougal, a woman who has alleged she had an extramarital affair with Trump about a decade ago.
Cohen told Trump about his plans to set up a company and finance the purchase of the rights from American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer. The recording captures what appears to be a routine business conversation of several matters on their agenda. The audio is muddled and the meaning of Trump’s use of the word “cash” is disputed by the two sides.
“I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker.
CNN is exclusively anti-Trump, they have been ever since he actually looked like he was going to win the presidency, this is their bread and butter. To have Lanny Davis, a big time Democratic operator working with Trump’s former attorney to leak private attorney-client recordings seems beyond the pale in terms of impropriety.
The recording doesn’t prove much beyond the fact that Cohen was Trump’s attorney and attorneys for wealthy clients often get tasked with taking care of all sorts of legal matters. The fact that this tape was leaked to the public rather than played in a court room should speak volumes as to the intent of Cohen and Davis.
This is being used by Trump detractors as a distraction. They can’t win on the economy. They can’t win on judicial nominations. They can’t win anywhere on any issue so just keep tossing things at the wall to see what sticks. The fact that it’s playing out on CNN airwaves should give you a heads up that the fix is in.
Cohen has become despicable and he’ll let the Democrats use him until they’re done with him. Having previously defended Cohen, I can see now that this man deserves no defense and clearly has only his own self-interests in mind.