Michael Cohen Makes 1st Tweet Since Pleading Guilty

He's thanking people for the birthday wishes—and the cash donations
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2018 9:04 AM CDT
Michael Cohen Makes 1st Tweet Since Pleading Guilty
This screen shot shows the GoFundMe page for Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for President Trump. The page, created by Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis, is asking the public for help paying for Cohen's legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000.   (GoFundMe via AP)

Michael Cohen is tweeting thanks to people who've sent him birthday wishes, and also those who've contributed to his legal defense fund. President Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" tweeted on Sunday: "I want to personally thank all those who #DM me on my birthday expressing #love #Continued Strength #WellWishes and #support" for his GoFundMe page. Cohen turned 52 Saturday. It was his first tweet since pleading guilty Tuesday to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations, reports the AP.

Cohen said in court that Trump directed him to arrange payments to buy the silence of two women alleging affairs before the 2016 election. Trump denies the affairs. Cohen's GoFundMe page, dubbed the "Michael Cohen Truth Fund," has raised close to $160,000 from about 3,000 donations as of Sunday morning. One anonymous donor gave $50,000.

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