Democratic strategist Don Calloway said on Monday that Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, is taking a cue from Rudy Giuliani and Michael Avenatti and is litigating his client's case in the public arena.
"He's going the same thing that Michael Avenatti does. He's doing the same thing that Rudy Giuliani does, which is litigate the case publicly," Calloway, who is the CEO of Pine Street Strategies, told Hill.TV's Ned Ryun and Krystal Ball on "Rising."
"Ultimately, to some degree, federal courts don't like that, but public sentiment has something to do with the adjudication of all of these matters," he continued.
Giuliani, who represents President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's Russia probe, frequently makes appearances on cable news outlets to discuss the investigation.
Avenatti, who represents adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump, has also made regular appearances on the networks.
Davis, who is a contributor to The Hill, claimed last week on multiple broadcast networks that Cohen may have information that would be of interest to Mueller about any connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow and referenced the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE and a Russian lawyer.
However, Davis said on Sunday that he was unsure whether Cohen knows Trump was aware of any Russian interference on his behalf during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump tweeted about Davis's clarification, saying it proves the idea he had advance knowledge of his son's Trump Tower meeting was "another phony story by the Fake News Media."
Michaels Cohen’s attorney clarified the record, saying his client does not know if President Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting (out of which came nothing!). The answer is that I did NOT know about the meeting. Just another phony story by the Fake News Media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2018
Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges last week, fueling speculation that he could be called as a witness in Mueller's probe.
— Julia Manchester