The Washington Post today published a deep-dive into the still unfolding Falwell scandal. Much of what they report may be familiar to those who have closely followed the story, but one section bears re-emphasizing:
It was around that time that Michael Cohen got involved. The Falwells had met Cohen during Trump’s visit to Liberty University in 2012. In his new book, “Disloyal,” Cohen claims that Jerry called him and asked for help in dealing with an unnamed young man who was suing the Falwells and had photos of Becki “half-naked” atop a tractor.
Cohen called the man’s attorney and threatened to go to the FBI if the photos became public, he wrote, adding that Falwell would later repay the favor by shocking his fellow evangelicals and endorsing Trump in 2016. Last month, Falwell claimed someone stole the photos of Becki from his phone.
Read the full article.
“Falwell gave a completely different account of how he met Granda. ‘I just ordered quesadillas from him at the pool,’ he said.” If that doesn’t become a euphemism, I’ll be very disappointed.https://t.co/jK2EjaJsyH
— Chris Holm (@chrisfholm) September 18, 2020
The relationship may have played a role in the political fortunes of President Trump. Falwell endorsed Trump in 2016, not long after his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, said he helped the Falwells cover up compromising photos.https://t.co/oWhVjPzwAF
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) September 18, 2020