Trump Tries To Back Away From Cohen After Admitting That Cohen Represented Him On Stormy Daniels

Politico digs into this morning’s scream-a-thon:

President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to distance himself from longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, claiming the New York attorney currently under federal criminal investigation is “really a businessman” who handles only “a tiny, tiny little fraction” of his legal work.

“Let me just tell you, Michael is in business — he is really a businessman, a fairly big business, as I understand it,” Trump told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” in a phone interview. “I don’t know his business, but this doesn’t have to do with me. Michael is a businessman. He has got a business. He also practices law.”

The president insisted he is “not involved” in a pending civil lawsuit brought against Cohen by porn star Stormy Daniels that seeks to void a $130,000 “hush money” deal Cohen allegedly cut to try to suppress her story of a sexual encounter with Trump in advance of the 2016 presidential election.