Former Trump Attorney and “Fixer” Teams With Anti-Trump Actor in New TV Show

Former Trump Attorney and “Fixer” Teams With Anti-Trump Actor in New TV Show June 22, 2018

Oh, my!

I’ve been talking about it, but if anyone is wondering if Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen really was prepared to turn on the president and reveal all he knows, I think you can stop puzzling over that one.

Those who know the long relationship between the president and Cohen seem to be in agreement on several things.

For one, Michael Cohen is absolutely the person who knows all the dirty details of Trump and his business dealings that he’d rather not be made public.

And two, while Cohen was endlessly loyal to Trump, like a puppy dog, Trump was much less appreciative of Cohen’s efforts, and treated him like garbage.

You can only take so much of that before you start to feel the strain. Add to the mix the fact that Cohen now finds himself and his family under pressure from federal authorities, regarding things he may have done on behalf of Donald Trump during the 2016 election (like creating a shell company to pay off former mistresses to keep quiet), and you can just about bet on cracks.

Some of the reports I’ve been discussing include friends of Cohen saying he’s willing to work with authorities in his case, and most recently, that Cohen has become a bit more vocally critical of things President Trump is doing.

It’s like that loyalty isn’t the most important thing, anymore.

So what’s the latest?

In an even more solid show of Cohen’s apparent move away from Trump, he retweeted a picture of himself with actor Tom Arnold, with no commentary.

This is significant, because Arnold, an outspoken critic of President Trump, has announced that Cohen will be working with him on a Vice network program that centers on finding unflattering video and images of Trump.

Just let that simmer a minute.

Michael Cohen, the man who “knows where all the bodies are buried,” is working with an anti-Trump celebrity on a television program designed to make Trump look as bad, as possible.

According to NBC News:

Arnold told NBC News early Friday that Cohen ― who is under investigation by federal prosecutors ― talked to him for the show, which is expected to air later this year.

“We’ve been on the other side of the table and now we’re on the same side,” said Arnold, an outspoken Trump critic.

“It’s on! I hope he [Trump] sees the picture of me and Michael Cohen and it haunts his dreams.”

It just may.

When Cohen was reached by NBC News and asked to comment on the image, he sent them to Arnold.

Arnold responded, confirming that he was in New York taping interviews for the upcoming program, and that he had met with Cohen at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan, presumably where the photo was taken.

The show will be called “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” and we can assume the ultimate goal is to get their hands on those rumored Russian pee-pee tapes. They’ll likely accept anything damaging or at least embarrassing and unfortunate they find along the way, however.

From Vice:

“The host will draw on his high-profile network of celebrity friends, entertainment executives, and crew members he’s met over more than 35 years in showbiz to dig for evidence on Trump’s most incriminating moments—and, being a comedian and all, he’ll have a little fun along the way,” Vice said in the announcement of the show.

“He’ll be backed up by a handful of experienced journalists, and — aside from trying to uncover the tapes themselves — he’ll look into the companies and tycoons who have allegedly fought to keep the damning recordings a secret.”

It likely won’t change anything in the minds of Trump’s devotees, but given the current political climate, it is sure to attract some viewers.

Arnold isn’t revealing exactly what Cohen’s contribution is (of course not).

But he added: “This dude has all the tapes — this dude has everything.”

“I say to Michael, ‘Guess what? We’re taking Trump down together, and he’s so tired he’s like, ‘OK,’ and his wife is like, ‘OK, f*** Trump,'” Arnold said, laughing.

Arnold also sees that Cohen has been used up and hung out to dry by Trump.

“Michael Cohen showed up and worked diligently above and beyond and sacrificed and Donald Trump is like I don’t even know who he is. You think Michael doesn’t notice that?” Arnold said.

To be clear, Trump didn’t say he didn’t know who Cohen was. He has announced that he always liked him (even though everyone around them would say he certainly didn’t act like he liked him), but that he hasn’t spoken with him in a long time.

Does this new partnership spell bad news for President Trump?

Difficult to say. Who knows what is out there that his past associations could make public?

And speaking of past associations, Tom Arnold also spoke to Felix Sater, a former business partner of Trump’s, in May. He tweeted out an image then, as well, showing just how many from Trump’s past are willing to take part in a show designed to bring him down.

Stay tuned, folks.

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  • zigthenzag

    It seems like a terrible plan to telegraph one’s plans to the whole world and film it. Also, Tom Arnold is exactly the kind of attention-seeking boob that makes Trump look sympathetic.

  • GotMyLoveGlassesOn

    Unless your plan is a TV show, then you want the world to know about it, beforehand.

  • WW

    Oh isn’t this rich! Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall when trump saw this pic.

  • IllinoisPatriot

    If they plan this right, it will come out just before the 2020 elections – either the primaries or the general.

    Either way, let’s not forget that the “bull economy” the Republicans are touting is being shot down by Trump’s trade war. Our economic growth is being slowed if not halted or reversed – and it’s not even mid-term election time yet. How many non-cultists will likely vote for Trump candidates with a falling economy and the additional hatred and division that is constantly in the news ? How many will vote GOP if Congress votes to give DREAMERS citizenship ? Another massive spending bill ? More money for PP ?

    People were fed up with the GOP in 2016 and too many fell for the carnival-barker’s act and faux-outrage at the Obama status-quo. After 2 years of Trump and continued over-spending + lack of Obamacare repeal and higher costs due to trade-war pricing (costs that will exceed their tax “savings”), continued loss of jobs, falling stock market as the Trump’s trade war intensifies, and continued social disruption as Trump’s wife & daughter convince him to continue Obama’s transgender push into schools, public bathrooms, public showers, etc, people will be hard-pressed to pull that lever for someone they would not have voted for in 2016 were it not for the assurances that Trump would be better than Hillary. Hillary will not be running for Trump to use in a fear campaign and most of Trump’s dirty-tricks squad will have been publicly discredited and / or sent to jail (Stephen Miller, Papadopolous, Cohen, Manafort, Priebus, Bannon, Conway, Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter, Limbaugh, etc. Betrayal of conservative principles on such a massive scale as Trump and the GOP pulled off in2016 only works once.

    Trump just announced another 20% tariff on cars imported from Europe. If Trump were a Russian agent, what would he do differently than to sabotage the Republican tax breaks that threaten to allow the US economy to recover ? Reports are that jobs are already being lost because of Trump’s existing tariffs. How much longer before every trading partner starts preemptively finding alternative sources for imported goods and cutting US trade as a means of cutting their losses in the event Trump capriciously decides to target their exports next ? Again would a Russian agent do anything different ? What would Putin order Trump to do differently to damage the US economy, alliances and world standing if Putin were actually controlling Trump like a puppet ?

  • IllinoisPatriot

    Thank you for posting this. I’ll keep an eye out for this show. I’m shure it will be hyped prior to release. This is one I think I need to watch – if for no other reason than to see just how low which companies and cronies have gone to “do business” with Trump….

  • WW

    Well said and agree with everything and do believe that if the Democrats take back the house back in 18 they will move to impeach but don’t think the Senate has the stones to close the deal. I also believe that its fixing to hit the fan in both investigations. What Mueller did by shifting the Cohen case over to the SDNY was a thing of beauty. When this is all over trump will be exposed. 2020 will be a bloodbath for the GOP.