Michael Cohen contradicts Omarosa: I never saw Trump eat a note so that the archivists could not understand it

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (left) on Sunday contradicted a story that suggested the president chewed and swallowed a paper note from him instead of allowing the White House archivists to have it.

Former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is throwing cold water on a claim by a former White House aide who saw the president eat a paper in the Oval Office.

In his next book, Omarosa Manigault Newman hints that Trump was trying to destroy a note that Cohen gave him, to prevent the archivists from picking it up.

"I saw him put a note in his mouth," writes Manigault Newman. "As Trump was always the germaphobe, I was surprised that he seemed to be chewing and swallowing the paper, it must have been something very, very sensitive.

Cohen mocked the idea on Sunday on Twitter.

"To the many dozens of #journalists who called me, questioning the claim of @OMAROSA in their new book that @POTUS @ realDonaldTrump took a note from me, put it in their mouth and ate it … I did not see ANYTHING like that and I'm shocked, anyone would take this seriously, "he said.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (left) on Sunday contradicted a story that suggested the president chewed and swallowed a paper note from him instead of allowing the White House archivists to have it.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (left) on Sunday contradicted a story that suggested the president chewed and swallowed a paper note from him instead of allowing the White House archivists to have it.

"I did not see ANYTHING like that," Cohen tweeted, "and I'm surprised that someone takes this seriously"

Omarosa Manigault Newman told the story, and many others, in his book & # 39; Unhinged & # 39 ;, which will go on sale on August 14

The Washington Post reported for the first time on the strange claim in & # 39; Unhinged & # 39 ;, which will be available on Tuesday. At that time, several White House aides laughed at the claim and said it was not true, "the newspaper reported.

Cohen's legal problems have tested his past loyalty to the president, prompting some Washington watchers to speculate that he might turn against his former boss by helping Special Advisor Robert Mueller in his long investigation into Russia.

According to reports, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York is investigating him for bank fraud and campaign financing violations in connection with a six-digit money payment he made in 2016 on behalf of Trump to a pornographic actress. The woman, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, had claimed that she had slept with the then-future president a decade earlier.

Cohen's position – on the outside of the White House looking inward, facing a long prison sentence and the loss of his lawyer's license to make recordings of his clients – makes his rejection of Manigault Newman's latest claim even more remarkable.

Several other claims in & # 39; deranged & # 39; They have already been criticized by Trumpworld.

The pollster Frank Luntz read in Omarosa's book that he had spread rumors about the existence of audio that showed Trump using the word n, something he quickly denied in public.

The pollster Frank Luntz read in Omarosa's book that he had spread rumors about the existence of audio that showed Trump using the word n, something he quickly denied in public.

The pollster Frank Luntz read in Omarosa's book that he had spread rumors about the existence of audio that showed Trump using the word n, something he quickly denied in public.

The spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, Katrina Pierson, is another of Omarosa's supposed sources of information on the audio of the white whale, but she also insists that the author is lying.

The spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, Katrina Pierson, is another of Omarosa's supposed sources of information on the audio of the white whale, but she also insists that the author is lying.

The spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, Katrina Pierson, is another of Omarosa's supposed sources of information on the audio of the white whale, but she also insists that the author is lying.

Kellyanne Conway's middle Filipino husband, George, dismissed as "not credible" and "absurd" an Omarosa story about Trump referring to him with racial slurs

Kellyanne Conway's middle Filipino husband, George, dismissed as "not credible" and "absurd" an Omarosa story about Trump referring to him with racial slurs

Kellyanne Conway's middle Filipino husband, George, dismissed as "not credible" and "absurd" an Omarosa story about Trump referring to him with racial slurs

Current and former White House officials have dismissed his story about the fact that the president has quarreled with the head of the presidential mansion's house over his demand for a tanning bed in the residence.

They said there was never one there, and Trump never issued an application.

A former White House official employed in the west wing while Omarosa was there told DailyMail.com on Friday that "that never happened."

& # 39; Are you kidding me? & # 39; the assistant asked. "If that were true, I would have tweeted about it and challenged Putin to get one."

Manigault Newman has also claimed that pollster Frank Luntz and Trump 2020 campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson told her about the existence of an audio of "The Apprentice" in which Trump used the word n ​​to refer to African-Americans.

Both have said since Friday that it never happened.

George Conway, Trump's skeptical husband of presidential adviser Kallyanne Conway, ridiculed another claim of the book on Friday, dismissing the story of the president of Manigault Newman using ethnic insults against him.

Conway, who is half Filipino, said that it was "absurd" & # 39; To think that Trump would call it & # 39; flip & # 39; and & # 39; goo-goo & # 39;

The author, who has gone from being a presidential highlight to being a hated braggart, has also told two different stories about whether she heard the audio herself.

If Trump actually ate a piece of paper to keep it a secret, it would not be the first time it has made it difficult for the National Archives to keep complete records of his presidency.

The apparent 180 degree turn of Michael Cohen from privileged presidential to opponent makes his defense of Trump more remarkable.

The apparent 180 degree turn of Michael Cohen from privileged presidential to opponent makes his defense of Trump more remarkable.

The apparent 180 degree turn of Michael Cohen from privileged presidential to opponent makes his defense of Trump more remarkable.

Disputing Omarosa's claim that the president fought with the White House chief of staff for installing a tanning bed in the presidential residence, a former co-worker said that "it never happened."

Disputing Omarosa's claim that the president fought with the White House chief of staff for installing a tanning bed in the presidential residence, a former co-worker said that "it never happened."

Disputing Omarosa's claim that the president fought with the White House chief of staff for installing a tanning bed in the presidential residence, a former co-worker said that "it never happened."

Manigault Newman is on a tour of the complete court press book and shooting every step of the way

Manigault Newman is on a tour of the complete court press book and shooting every step of the way

Manigault Newman is on a tour of the complete court press book and shooting every step of the way

A group of record management analysts at the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House was entrusted over a year to record the documents that Trump destroyed when he finished with them.

Armed with rolls of clear adhesive tape, the team checks large stacks of shredded paper and reassembles them like a puzzle.

In some cases, the president tears the sheets once in half. In others he crushes them in confetti.

The Presidential Records Act requires the White House to preserve all communications that reach the president and send them to the National Archives.

That includes notes, letters, emails and documents, anything Trump touches.

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