Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen who pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes on Tuesday, now created a GoFundMe page to be able to pay his legal fees, saying it will fund him telling ‘the truth’ about the president.
Cohen admitted he made illegal campaign contributions ‘at the direction’ of Donald Trump.
Called the “Michael Cohen Truth Fund,” the campaign states that it wants to help Cohen with his “commitment to tell the truth.” Cohen’s lawyer and Former White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis is behind the campaign.
Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight federal crimes, and said that he made illegal campaign and corporate contributions “at the direction of the candidate” and “purpose of influencing the election.” Cohen did not mention Trump but name, but he pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions to the Trump campaign on the same day that he facilitated a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis said: “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.”
He went on to say, “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. The Michael Cohen Truth Fund is a transparent trust account, with all donations going to help Michael Cohen and his family as he goes forward on his journey to tell the truth about Donald Trump.”