Trump's Former Fixer Is Now Earning More Than When He Worked With Him

  • 2 months ago
Lawyers in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is prosecuting Donald Trump in his first criminal trial, have long encouraged Michael Cohen to stay away from the press. They haven’t had much success. “The media attention was like catnip to him,” Mark Pomerantz, who once worked in the DA’s office, wrote in his inside account of his time. “We had no means of keeping him away from the cameras.”

It wasn’t only that Cohen, who had shadowed Trump for years, liked being in the limelight. Nor was it just that Cohen, whose life had been upended by Trump, wanted to humiliate his former boss. There was also money at stake–lots of it. In bashing Trump, Cohen has earned about $4.4 million over the last four years, averaging out to $1.1 million annually, or roughly double what his former boss paid him.

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