Michael Cohen hires Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis

Tanya Cunningham
July 6, 2018

If Sacha Baron Cohen does choose to go down the angle of satirising Donald Trump, he'll certainly not be lacking in material from the saga of Trump University.

In his first interview since the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home three months ago, the former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made it very apparent that he might flip on the president.

Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton amid his impeachment proceedings and supported Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency, told New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman that he is representing Cohen.

Trump was one of the unwitting targets of "Da Ali G" show in a 2003 episode in which Baron Cohen's character tried to pitch him on a product called ice cream gloves.

Mr Cohen had previously said he was so loyal to Mr Trump he would "take a bullet for him".

It is unclear whether the new show would have a deeper Trump connection - for instance a character played by Baron Cohen attending Trump University - but the Baron Cohen video ends with the tagline "Sacha graduates". 'He ought to be fired immediately'.

Who knows what it all means but, for the record, Baron Cohen did go to school to learn about being amusing.

"Is that a long time for an Ali G interview?"

He tweeted in 2012: 'I never fall for scams.

But Baron Cohen countered: "Actually he was there for about seven minutes" and added: 'I was the first person to realise he was a dick'. Hard telling. All we can say for sure is that Baron Cohen certainly knows how to create a ridiculous, button-pushing character that stirs up all kinds of controversy.

Cohen, who became Donald Trump's personal lawyer in 2007, reportedly paid $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged 2006 affair with the real estate billionaire.

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