It’s really looking like the Trump legal team leaked the report that Cohen had tapes on Trump.
Breaking: VF Source: Cohen Trump tape was deemed privileged by Special Master, privileged waved by Trump legal team. pic.twitter.com/wqQTJgc1Ww— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) July 21, 2018
Sounds like the Trump team doesn’t mind that this is out.
And according to a Daily Beast reporter, Cohen thinks that Giuliani tossed this out in order to throw him under the bus, and get out in front of the news:
"From people I spoke to today around Cohen's orbit, this is something they see as coming from the President's camp. This was a complete strategy executed in order to throw Cohen under the bus. So they see it very differently ...." - @emilyjanefox w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/4B26sJr15u— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) July 20, 2018
Yeah so why would the Trump team leak this out now? To control the narrative? That’s very Trumpy. But is it going to work?
Now watch Al Sharpton say that Cohen thinks Trump is tossing him under the bus:
Discussing details about my breakfast meeting with #MichaelCohen this morning. Cohen seemed troubled and seemed to feel abandoned by Trump, he said several times that he planned to do right by his family and his country. #AllInWithChrisHayes pic.twitter.com/XKZyc2rYDm— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 21, 2018
Yeah you could say to me, “how dare you trust the word of Al Sharpton?!?” but it was Cohen who met with him this morning for breakfast:
I have known Rev for almost 20 years. No one better to talk to! https://t.co/3XEoHqhQyU
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) July 20, 2018
AllahPundit has a great run-down of the events of the day here too.
And then there’s this:
Breaking: @MichaelAvenatti says if Michael Cohen "was prepared to do the right thing", I would "absolutely consider" representing him.— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) July 20, 2018
"Michael Cohen and I had a chance to converse" we had "a very positive meeting" pic.twitter.com/AGA0MTvgmq
I think I can sum this up with what we’re all thinking: #MAGA!!!!!!!!!!