Lawyer Keith Davidson, who represented the porn star Stormy Daniels, claimed in a TELEVISION interview Monday that Michael Cohen informed him he was furious not to be provided a job in President Donald Trump’s White House.
His account, given to ABC N ews, is the opposite to what Cohen informed a congressional hearing 2 weeks ago, and chimes with criticisms of his stability made by allies of Trump.
Davidson explained how he worked with Cohen when setting up money for Daniels to stay quiet about an affair with Trump, in the course of which he stated Cohen vented about being snubbed for a position in Trump’s administration.
In the interview, Davidson stated that the collapse of Trump and Cohen’s relationship might have its roots in Cohen’s anger at having not been rewarded for his loyalty in keeping the president’s declared affairs out of the news with a White Home task.
“He confided in me that he was simply next to himself, and, in his words, you understand, he stated, ‘Can you f– ing think, after whatever I’ve done, he’s not taking me to Washington?'” Davidson remembered. “He felt that it was a personal embarrassment for him, that he was turned down.”
Cohen himself offered a different account of occasions in testimony to Congress two weeks ago, telling lawmakers that he had no ambitions for a White Home job.
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, implicated him of perjury over the declares.
A source close to the matter described Davidson’s comments as “self-serving and grossly inaccurate,” constinuing “In time the reality will be revealed.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Davidson also challenged declares by Trump that the payments were not for political reasons and for that reason can not constitute a project financing violation.
He said that Cohen urgently looked for to reach a agreement to silence his customers after the release of the Gain access to Hollywood tape in October 2016, on which Trump boasted of groping females.
“You can not talk about Stormy Daniels and the settlement without talking about ‘Access Hollywood,'” Davidson said. “They come hand in hand. It was clear to me that the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was the motivating factor in this case dealing with.”