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Tweet Battle Between Trump, Cohen Uses Word 'Lie' a Lot

President and his former attorney take their tiff to Twitter
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2019 12:29 PM CST
This combination photo shows President Trump and former attorney Michael Cohen.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The falling out between President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen headed straight to Twitter Friday morning, with the commander in chief addressing the confusion over whether Cohen had ever asked him for a presidential pardon, and whether he'd ever lobbied to work in the White House, the Washington Post reports. In the president's mind, at least, there is no confusion. "Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon," Trump tweeted. "His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!"

The president's tweet on Cohen may not have been particularly unanticipated, but Cohen's response tweet just minutes later was somewhat surprising. "Just another set of lies by @POTUS @realdonaldtrump," Cohen retorted. "Mr. President ... let me remind you that today is #InternationalWomensDay. You may want use today to apologize for your own #lies and #DirtyDeeds to women like Karen McDougal and Stephanie Clifford" (Clifford is the real name of adult film star Stormy Daniels). Cohen's shoehorning of International Women's Day into his tiff with Trump caught the attention of some, including MSNBC's Chris Hayes, who noted he's "not *quite* sure Michael Cohen is really nailing the full spirit of International Women's Day, but OK." (Read more President Trump stories.)

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