Cohen Attorney: Interview with ABC News was a ‘declaration of independence’

Michael Cohen’s recent interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos was a “declaration of independence two days before July 4,” according to one of Cohen’s new attorneys.

“This is a new Michael Cohen with a new attitude about speaking his mind,” said Lanny Davis, in an interview with Hill.TV, his first since signing on to Cohen’s legal team.

Cohen – President Trump’s longtime personal attorney and fixer – is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York for potential violations of banking and election laws. On April 9 federal agents executed search warrants on his home, law office and hotel room. Cohen has not been charged.

In recent weeks, Cohen has retained a new legal team that includes Davis, a former Clinton White House official who recently published a book contending that former FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election. Davis is also the co-founder Trident DMG, a public relations and crisis management firm.

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