The whirlwind of activity surrounding President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
In fact, there is a powerful argument that things will only increase in speed and scope from here, and the entire American electorate is bucking up for what could be a very bumpy ride. Cohen, for what it’s worth, will likely be in the driver’s seat, at least for the immediate future, which will be less than an ideal pill to swallow. Although, if we’re being honest, Cohen’s claim of a sort of “smoking gun” on the collusion front seems likely untrue. One would have to think that Robert Mueller would have sniffed that out by now, if it were so.
Now, in an oddly fitting homage to yet another of Donald Trump’s deposed enemies, Michael Cohen is taking a play out of the annals of the James Comey playbook by attempting to crowdfund his legal fees.
Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis has been pimping the pledge drive in the media.
The GoFundMe campaign — dubbed the “Michael Cohen Truth Fund” — had raised roughly $40,000 of its $500,000 goal by noon ET on Wednesday.
Davis appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and the “Today” show on Wednesday morning to promote his efforts, and ask viewers to kick in some dough for his client.
“In order to get Michael to be able to help, we need help on this fund, MichaelCohenTruthFund.com, we ask everybody to help Michael Cohen tell the truth about Donald Trump,” Davis told “Morning Joe.”
The Michael Cohen Truth Fund reads: “On July 2, 2018, Michael Cohen declared his independence from Donald Trump and his commitment to tell the truth.
“On August 21, Michael Cohen made the decision to take legal responsibility and to continue his commitment to tell the truth.
“Michael decided to put his family and his country first. Now Michael needs your financial help — to pay his legal fees.
Given the meager rake so far, it seems fair to say that Cohen’s statements have not had the desired cultural impact of his legal team.