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Cohen lawyer slams Trump over 'perjury' tweetstorm: ‘POTUS has yet lied again’

Cohen lawyer slams Trump over 'perjury' tweetstorm: ‘POTUS has yet lied again’
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Lanny Davis, an attorney for Michael Cohen, blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE Friday over a series of tweets suggesting Cohen committed perjury in front of Congress regarding a possible book deal.

“Sometime in early 2018, Mr. Cohen was offered a substantial advance for a proposal regarding a book on understanding Donald Trump. Mr. Cohen ultimately elected not to proceed. In other words, POTUS has yet lied again...but what’s the difference between 9000 or 9001 lies?” Davis said in a statement.

The rebuke comes after a Friday morning tweetstorm in which Trump suggested Cohen, one of his former personal lawyers, wrote a book proposal painting the president in a much better light than he portrayed in a congressional hearing Wednesday.

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The president berated Cohen after the Daily Mail resurfaced reporting saying that Cohen had proposed a book titled “Trump Revolution: From The Tower to The White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump,” which cast Trump in a good light. 

Cohen also testified in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday to excoriate the president as a “racist” and “con man” who he claimed was engaged in several financial crimes and aware of Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneBannon asked Trump DOJ to reimburse his legal fees from Russia probe: report Feds charge members of Three Percenters militia group over Jan. 6 attack Biden's anti-corruption memo is good news — and essential to US national security MORE’s efforts to coordinate with WikiLeaks about an embarrassing dump of Democratic documents.

The now-disbarred attorney has become a vocal critic of Trump for months as he’s been cooperating with 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 probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016. Trump pointed to the apparent inconsistencies between Cohen’s book and his testimony, saying “it’s time to stop this corrupt and illegally brought Witch Hunt.” 

Cohen will begin a three-year prison sentence in May after pleading guilty to several charges, including lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and campaign finance violations over alleged hush-money payments to women who said they had affairs with Trump.