'None of It Is Based on Fact': Spicer Says Media Coverage of Cohen, Stormy Is Entirely Speculative
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the media's coverage of the Michael Cohen probe is entirely speculative.
Cohen, President Trump's longtime attorney, is under federal investigation for his personal and business dealings, which includes a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York says Cohen has been under investigation for months, and they were behind the raid on his home, hotel room and offices earlier this month.
On "MediaBuzz" on Sunday, Spicer said the sheer volume of the media's coverage of Cohen and Daniels has been "unprecedented."
"It seems to be more speculative -- 'If he does this, if they do that, we hear that this might happen,'" Spicer said. "None of it's based on fact. It's just a lot of speculation."
He said there is no evidence that Cohen committed a crime, but even if he did, it would not automatically make the president complicit.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Trump last week that he is not a target in the Cohen investigation, and that the investigation is focused solely on Cohen, a source told Fox News last week.
Trump has been told previously that he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.