Trump lays into 'New York Times' over story questioning Michael Cohen's loyalty

The New York Times story cited former Trump aides, including Roger Stone and Sam Nunberg, in reports that Trump treated Cohen poorly and threatened to fire him.

Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral, accused The New York Times and one of its reporters of "going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will "flip" - a term that can mean cooperating with the government in exchange for leniency. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected.

"Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the awful Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!" he tweeted.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018....non-existent "sources" and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family.

The report went on to suggest that given the potentially hefty legal bills, criminal charges and having a family, Cohen might be forced to "flip", and that a half a dozen sources told the paper Trump's lawyers have warned him to be ready for that possible scenario.

In several morning tweets, Trump also lashed out against the Times over its coverage of the investigation.

"I think we are going to get an opportunity to depose Michael Cohen and the president within the next 60 to 90 days and".

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Also named as defendants were Donald Trump Jr., Trump associate Roger Stone and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. And certain claims in the lawsuit, he said, face statutory expiration dates.

The FBI raided Mr Cohen's office, home and hotel room earlier this month.

"One B, sir (or Dan?)".

On Friday, Haberman and other New York Times reporters wrote that Cohen could turn against Mr. Trump as he faces a federal criminal investigation over his business dealings.

Mr Cohen's lawyers have called the raid an assault on lawyer-client privilege and Mr Trump has said it was "an attack on our country".

The post included a link to the story and a screenshot of Trump's first tweet with the misspelling.

"The softer side of the president genuinely has an affection for Michael", Nunberg said, but "the president has also taken Michael for granted.whenever anyone complains to me about Trump screwing them over, my reflexive response is that person has nothing to complain about compared to Michael".

Memos authored by fired former FBI Director James Comey, and published Thursday night, claim Mr. Trump previous year joked with Comey about jailing journalists and those journalists making a "new friend" in prison.

  • Stacy Houston