Trump's 'Fix-It Guy' May Be in Real Trouble

A look at the potential legal trouble for Michael Cohen, as well as the president
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2018 1:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – A quick look at stories about Michael Cohen, the president's personal attorney, reveals a clear theme: The 51-year-old has long prided himself on being Donald Trump's No. 1 troubleshooter. "I am the fix-it guy," he once told the Wall Street Journal, which also collects a quote from Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci: “If I had a problem, someone broke into the house, or drunk driving, he would be there in a minute," he says of Cohen. He's the "3am break-the-glass call" for about 150 people, Scaramucci adds. Cohen, of course, is now in the spotlight after the FBI raided his office looking for documents related to his payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in regard to her alleged affair with Trump. That could lead to charges of campaign finance fraud or bank fraud. Related coverage:

  • The hunt: FBI agents were looking for records about payments made to two women who claim to have had affairs with Trump, reports the New York Times. (The two are Daniels and Karen McDougal.) The Times also notes that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump once considered firing, personally signed off on the raid.
  • Fixer theme: Cohen once described his role as a "fixer" thusly: “It means that if somebody does something Mr. Trump doesn’t like, I do everything in my power to resolve it to Mr. Trump’s benefit," he said, per the Washington Post. "If you do something wrong, I’m going to come at you, grab you by the neck and I’m not going to let you go until I’m finished.”

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