NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and his dilapidated inner most lawyer, Michael Cohen, have every worn Twitter to spar with enemies over the closing decade. Cohen, 52, is attributable to file to federal detention heart in Unusual York instruct on Monday to begin serving a 3-twelve months sentence for crimes including illegal hush payments to ladies on Trump’s behalf.
The two men’s Twitter histories designate the deterioration of their relationship, from pledges of loyalty and admiration to open hostility, over the closing twelve months as the criminal case in opposition to Cohen unfolded.
“Suitable article: ‘What Came about to American Males’ from @Newsmax by Michael Cohen” – Trump on Aug. 1, 2012, promoting an editorial Cohen wrote endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“Did my duty, stood on a 2 plus hour line and voted for @realDonaldTrump! #MAGA #TrumpPence16” -Cohen on Nov. 8, 2016 – Election Day – captioning a checklist of himself.
“Thanks @nytimes for front online page profile and the utilization of upright photos of me. I will at all times proudly and fiercely defend my boss, excellent friend and our @POTUS @realDonaldTrump in opposition to these who elevate untrue accusations in opposition to him and the household. #PresidentsDay2018” – Cohen on Feb. 19, 2018, linking to a Unusual York Times profile describing him as Trump’s “fixer” and “actual defender.”
“I will at all times provide protection to our @POTUS @realDonaldTrump #MAGA” – Cohen on April 8, 2018, the day forward of authorities raided his plan of enterprise and hotel room.
“The Unusual York Times and a third price reporter named Maggie Haberman, identified as a Twisted H flunkie who I don’t keep in touch to and have nothing to preserve out with, are going out of their approach to murder Michael Cohen and his relationship with me within the hope that he’s going to ‘flip.’ They use non-existent ‘sources’ and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a stunning person with an excellent household.”
“Michael is a businessman for his beget story/lawyer who I basically have at all times loved & revered. Most folk will flip if the Executive permits them to out of pain, even supposing it plan lying or making up experiences.”
“Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the rotten Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!” – Trump on April 21, 2018, in a series of three tweets posted the day after the Unusual York Times published an editorial referring to the “solid possibility” that Cohen would cooperate with prosecutors.
“If anyone is looking out for to determine on up a upright lawyer, I’d strongly counsel that you don’t retain the companies of Michael Cohen!” – Trump on Aug. 22, 2018, the day after Cohen pleaded responsible to marketing campaign finance crimes implicating Trump.
“I really feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his amazing household. ‘Justice’ took a 12 twelve months aged tax case, among a host of issues, applied mountainous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to ‘atomize’ – originate up experiences in expose to obtain a ‘deal.’ Such appreciate for a brave man! – Trump, the identical day, contrasting Cohen alongside with his dilapidated marketing campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who had not but pleaded responsible to federal prices.
“Those prices have been upright agreed to by him in expose to embarrass the president and obtain a grand lowered detention heart sentence, which he did-including the truth that his household used to be lickety-split let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has mountainous liability to me!” – Trump on Dec. 13, 2018, the day after Cohen used to be sentenced.
“As for the @WSJ article on pollrigging, what I did used to be at the direction of and for the only real excellent thing about @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I really feel sorry about my blind loyalty to a one who doesn’t deserve it.” – Michael Cohen on Jan. 17, the day the Wall Side motorway Journal reported that Cohen employed a technology company to rig early polls within the Republican nominating contest to prefer Trump.
“Unhealthy lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen mentioned below sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers completely contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he straight away asked me for a pardon. I mentioned NO. He lied again! He moreover badly wanted to work at the White Dwelling. He lied!” – Trump on March 8, the day after experiences that Cohen had sought a pardon after he used to be raided.
“Correct one other position of lies by @POTUS @realdonaldtrump. Mr. President…let me remind you that currently is #InternationalWomensDay. You may well have use currently to narrate regret for your beget #lies and #DirtyDeeds to ladies love Karen McDougal and Stephanie Clifford.” – Cohen, half an hour later, referring to the two ladies he mentioned he paid off at Trump’s direction.
Reporting By Brendan Pierson in Unusual York; Bettering by Noeleen Walder and Jonathan Oatis