The Wall Street Journal has a stunning new report out today on Michael Cohen apparently saying he wasn’t responsible for some of the things he pleaded guilty to. But what makes this stunning revelation a little strange is that Cohen apparently said this in a phone call with Tom Arnold. Yes, the Tom Arnold you’re thinking of.
Back in June 2018, Arnold tweeted out a photo of him and Cohen, subsequently explaining, “This dude has all the tapes. This dude has everything. I say to Michael, ‘Guess what? We’re taking Trump down together,’ and he’s so tired he’s like, ‘OK,’ and his wife is like, ‘OK, fuck Trump.’”
The Hill reports:
“There is no tax evasion,” he told Arnold, according to the Journal. “And the HELOC? I have an 18 percent loan-to-value on my home. How could there be a HELOC issue? How? Right? … It’s a lie.”
“I love this woman, and I am not going to let her get dragged into the mud of this crap,” Cohen added, referring to his wife, who he said was also targeted by prosecutors. “And I never thought the judge was going to throw a three-year fricking sentence.”
“My family’s happiness, and my law license,” Cohen reportedly continued. “I lost my business … my insurance, my bank accounts, all for what? All for what? Because Trump, you know, had an affair with a porn star? That’s really what this is about.”
The WSJ report is behind their paywall. Watch the clip.