Michael Cohen admits paying to FIX several polls for Trump…

Michael Cohen has admitted to paying a company over $12,000 dollars to help boost Trump’s name in a couple of online polls in 2015, before Trump was running for president:

NY TIMES – Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump, acknowledged on Thursday that he had paid the owner of a technology services company to help doctor results of an online poll to help Mr. Trump as he considered a run for president.

In a post on Twitter about his actions, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Cohen said that he had done so at the direction of Mr. Trump, and regretted it.

The Journal reported that in early 2015, before Mr. Trump declared himself a candidate for president, Mr. Cohen gave $12,000 to $13,000 in cash stuffed in a Walmart bag to John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions, who also works for Liberty University. The money was in exchange for help boosting Mr. Trump’s name in two online polls.

Mr. Cohen was supposed to pay Mr. Gauger $50,000 for the work, the man told The Journal, but the full amount was never paid out. However, Mr. Cohen billed the Trump Organization $50,000 for technology services, according to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, who referenced the amount in a charging document.

Mr. Cohen did not respond to a message seeking comment. Mr. Gauger could not be reached for comment.

Here’s the wierder part…

According to The Journal, Mr. Cohen also asked during the 2016 campaign for Mr. Gauger’s help establishing a “Women for Cohen” Twitter feed that described Mr. Cohen as a “sex symbol,” and sought to promote his public appearances. Mr. Cohen was a frequent cable news presence during the 2016 campaign in support of Mr. Trump.

Online polls are notorious for being unreliable. They are always manipulated by people trying to skew the results. Trust me, I’ve had to fight it for years.

So why on earth they’d pay to skew online polls is beyond me. People do that for free!

In any event it’s very important to know, no matter how sketchy you find this report, that it was done BEFORE Trump was running for president and means essentially nothing at this point.

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