Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democratic Party

Henrietta Strickland
October 12, 2018

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who until this summer was the Republican National Committee's deputy finance chairman, has returned to the Democratic Party.

Cohen was previously registered with the Republican Party, Cohen attorney Lanny Davis tweeted. He says Cohen, who was a Democrat prior to Mr. Trump winning the presidency, made the change to distance "himself from the values of the current" administration.

Cohen retweeted Davis' post and a link to an Axios story that first reported the news.

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The change in registration came a day ahead of New York's voter registration deadline on October 12.

Cohen has flip-flopped between parties before, going from a Democrat to Republican in 2017 after being asked to serve as the GOP finance chair. "It took a great man to get me to the make the switch", Cohen said at the time on Twitter, referring to Trump.

Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal charges after he admitted he violated campaign finance laws by arranging hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal "at the direction" of then-candidate Trump.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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