UPDATED 8:14 AM PT — Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Michael Cohen’s attorney is pushing unfounded allegations regarding the president and his family.
On Monday, Lanny Davis told The Hill he thinks Donald Trump Jr. should be indicted. He said Don Jr. signed a check that was later used to repay Cohen. Davis claimed the check reimbursed Cohen for payments made to Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair.
Cohen presented two checks during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee. One was signed by President Trump, and another was signed by Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg.
However, Davis now seems to be putting the blame on Donald Jr.
“I do suggest respectfully, that Donald Jr. — based upon signing a hush money check for his father out of a trust fund, by the way, that was set up to prevent any money being spent that would help Donald Trump while he was president…out of that trust fund is where the Donald Jr. check was written…that is a crime and he should be, in my opinion, respectfully indicted based upon on just the signing of that check,” said Cohen’s attorney.
President Trump has denied the alleged affair, and maintains the arrangement did not violate campaign finance laws.
Meanwhile, Cohen is set to report to prison for a three-year sentence in May.