Cohen GoFundMe raises more than $120,000 in one day

Cohen GoFundMe raises more than $120,000 in one day
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An online fundraiser to help President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE's former personal attorney Michael Cohen pay his legal fees has raised more than $120,000 in one day.

Nearly two thousand people have donated to the GoFundMe page, which was set up by Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, and which has a goal of $500,000.

"On July 2, 2018, Michael Cohen declared his independence from Donald Trump and his commitment to tell the truth. On August 21, Michael Cohen made the decision to take legal responsibility and to continue his commitment to tell the truth," the page's description reads.

"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," it continues.

Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and one charge of campaign finance law violations. Cohen alleged that Trump directed him to make payments before the 2016 presidential election to two women with whom he had allegedly had affairs.

Trump initially denied knowing anything about the payment, including one to adult film star Stormy Daniels, but later acknowledged that he reimbursed Cohen for the expense, which he insisted had nothing to do with the campaign.

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Cohen once said he would "take a bullet" for the president. But on Tuesday he delivered a legal blow to his former longtime client, implicating Trump in a felony and prompting a furious blowback from the president's inner circle.

Trump slammed Cohen on Twitter Wednesday following Cohen's guilty plea. 

“If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!” he tweeted Wednesday morning.