Image copyright Getty Images Image caption White House lawyers now admit Mr Trump was his own attorney in both lawsuits
Just the way things go with Donald Trump. After more than one lying episode in the White House and his bizarre days on a cruise ship, now we learn that the man who fired the man who fired Comey may have been his own lawyer, too.
The true identity of personal attorney to Mr Trump, Michael Cohen, has been a mystery for months. He had been described by the White House and one of Mr Trump’s closest associates as a “fixer” and someone “who puts his hand on a woman’s back in times of trouble”.
The latest revelation from the Washington Post is that Mr Cohen’s own lawyers, as well as an employee of Mr Trump, maintained that Mr Trump was acting as his own attorney for the two civil cases brought against him by Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels.
According to the Post’s account, this was always a non-starter and it was Michael Cohen who “forced” White House lawyers to prove he was acting on behalf of the president.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There’s been little progress in talks between Mr Trump and Ms Daniels
The White House would not respond to questions about this. Mr Trump’s personal attorney John Dowd told the Post, “Never did Michael Cohen ever represent Donald Trump as the president of the United States in any capacity.”
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