Michael Cohen Denies Tom Arnold's Claim of Teaming Up to 'Take Down Trump'
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen tweeted out his denial Friday night that he was working with actor Tom Arnold to "take down" the president.
Arnold claimed during a bizarre interview with CNN that he's "spending the weekend with Michael Cohen and there's a lot going on."
Vice announced in May that Arnold would investigate rumored recordings of the president in a new show.
Arnold tweeted a photo of him and Cohen on Thursday with the caption "I love New York," and tweeted the same photo on Friday saying that he "meant it" that he and Cohen were "teaming up to take down Trump."
Michael Cohen didn’t say Me & him were teaming up to take down Donald Trump! Michael has enough Trump on his plate. I’m the crazy person who said Me & Michael Cohen were teaming up to take down Trump of course. I meant it. Michael doesn’t get paid by Vice #thehuntforthetrumptapes pic.twitter.com/af48aDZRvg
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 22, 2018
When asked on CNN Friday if Cohen would cooperate with authorities if charges were brought against him, Arnold remained silent and then replied that he did not want to answer the question.
17. That is how many seconds of silence expired while @PoppyHarlowCNN waited for Tom Arnold to answer her question about whether or not Michael Cohen is cooperating with the authorities. Ultimately, the actor simply said "no," he didn't want to answer https://t.co/5yBD5iFcyO pic.twitter.com/joSJRBC3ek
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) June 22, 2018
On "Fox & Friends," Ed Henry compared Arnold's interview to one with former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg, who repeatedly went on interviews saying he would defy Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Cohen later tweeted that the photo of the two was "a chance, public encounter" in a hotel lobby.
He added that they would not be spending the weekend with the actor and didn't discuss anything Trump-related.
Appreciate @TomArnold kind words about me as a great father, husband and friend. This was a chance, public encounter in the hotel lobby where he asked for a selfie. Not spending the weekend together, did not discuss being on his show nor did we discuss @POTUS. #done #ridiculous
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 23, 2018
Pete Hegseth also commended CNN host Poppy Harlow for letting the awkward silence go on for nearly 20 seconds.
"[Arnold] wasn't answering because he didn't have an answer, and ultimately I bet [Harlow] probably realized this interview is absurd," he said.
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