Michael Cohen, the embattled longtime personal attorney to President Donald Trump, is no longer playing an active role representing Trump, according to one of the president’s newest lawyers, Rudy Giuliani. “As far as we know, he’s not,” Giuliani told POLITICO in an interview Friday. “And there’d be nothing for him to do right now.”
Trump as recently as last month said Cohen was still representing him in a personal capacity when he told reporters that he didn’t know about a payment Cohen had made to the adult film star Stormy Daniels just weeks before the 2016 presidential election in a bid to help keep her silent about a decade-old alleged affair.
“You have to ask Michael Cohen,” the president said on Air Force One on April 5. “Michael’s my attorney and you’ll have to ask Michael.” Giuliani said the Trump-Cohen lawyer relationship was still going “probably up until then,” referring to that early April statement by the president to reporters.