Michael Cohen Paid to Have a Twitter Account Paint Him as a ‘Sex Symbol’ During 2016 Campaign

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President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen admitted to paying a data firm to rig online polls in favor of Donald Trump. But he also asked the head of the company to make a @WomenForCohen Twitter page to praise him for his looks and personality.

First reported by the Wall Street Journal, the account was run by a female friend of John Gauger, who runs the data firm RedFinch Solutions.

The description of the Twitter page reads, “Women who love and support Michael Cohen. Strong, pit bull, sex symbol, no nonsense, business oriented, and ready to make a difference!”

The account, active from May to December of 2016, posted over 700 tweets. Most of them gushed over Cohen’s appearance and political stances and used hashtags such as “#handsome,” “#sexy,” and “#pitbull.” The account also ironically praised Cohen’s honesty.

The account is still up and public on Twitter.

Here are some highlights:

Cohen reportedly paid Gallagher between $12,000 and $13,000 for the whole operation. He then asked for a $50,000 reimbursement from Trump himself, which he received.

In turn, Trump funded a Twitter account that characterized his lawyer as a sexy “pit bull.”

Since the publication of the Wall Street Journal article Thursday morning, Cohen confirmed the report on Twitter and made it known he did it “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump.

Cohen is already sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and hush money payments made out to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump before his presidency. Since the sentencing, Cohen has been willing to spill dirt on the president and the various questionable transactions that took place during the 2016 campaign.

Cohen announced last week he would testify before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7 as part of a “commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers.”

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Rocky Drummond
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$50,000? Was it worth it?

#sad

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