Michael Cohen published a first look at his book about Donald Trump on Thursday, revealing several bombshell claims, including that he witnessed a 'golden showers' incident.
In the peek at his memoir 'Disloyal,' Cohen reveals the 'mob boss' mentality of the president in his foreword, which he titled 'THE REAL REAL DONALD Trump.'
'Apart from his wife and children, I knew Trump better than anyone else did,' Cohen wrote, claiming he was the one who pushed him to run for president in 2011 and 2015.
'In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man,' he revealed.
In the first part of his book, which was published to DisloyalTheBook.com on Thursday afternoon, Cohen claimed that Trump has 'no real friends.'
'He has no one he trusts to keep his secrets,' he continued. 'For ten years, he certainly had me, and I was always there for him, and look what happened to me.'
The book also includes a flurry of admissions from Cohen, some of which he already pleaded guilty to and was given a three-year prison sentence for.
'I stiffed contractors on his behalf, ripped off his business partners, lied to his wife Melania to hide his sexual infidelities, and bullied and screamed at anyone who threatened Trump's path to power,' Cohen admitted.
Michael Cohen released the forward of his upcoming book 'Disloyal,' about his longtime friendship with Donald Trump where he claimed he witnessed the 'golden showers' incident and helped Trump commit tax fraud, create a secret back channel to Vladimir Putin and lie to Melania
'Coming Soon,' the president's former fixer and personal attorney wrote in a tweet along with an image of the cover
Cohen previewed the cover of his upcoming book 'Disloyal' on Twitter Thursday morning
What he knows:
I know where the skeletons are buried because I was the one who buried them.
How Trump works:
Trump’s theory of life, business and politics revolved around threats and the prospect of destruction—financial, electoral, personal, physical—as a weapon.
Who he was for Trump:
I was one of Trump’s bad guys. In his world, I was one hundred percent a made man.
What Trump made him:
An acolyte obsessed with Donald J. Trump, a demented follower willing to do anything for him, including, as I vowed once to a reporter, to take a bullet.
How Cohen knows what he writes:
I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.
What Trump offers his fans:
...an intoxicating cocktail of power, strength, celebrity, and a complete disregard for the rules and realities that govern our lives.
The inner Donald Trump:
...he has a million acquaintances, pals and hangers on, but no real friends. He has no one he trusts to keep his secrets.
How Trump instructs his aides:
Like a mob boss, using language carefully calibrated to convey his desires and demands, while at the same time employing deliberate indirection to insulate himself and avoid actually ordering a hit.
What will happen to Trump:
I’m certain that Trump knows he will face prison time if he leaves office
Why Trump wants to be 'leader for life':
Whoever follows Trump into the White House, if the President doesn’t manage to make himself the leader for life, as he has started to joke about—and Trump never actually jokes- will discover a tangle of frauds and scams and lawlessness
'From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas, to tax fraud, to deals with corrupt officials from the former Soviet Union, to catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trump's clandestine lovers, I wasn't just a witness to the president's rise—I was an active and eager participant,' he wrote.
The mention of him witnessing golden showers brings a reminder to the Steele Dossier, which claims Russian President Vladimir Putin has blackmail on Trump from the time he was in Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant in 2013 and allegedly watched prostitutes urinate on a bed because it had been slept in by the Obama. Trump has denied the claim repeatedly.
However Cohen says the golden showers incident was in Las Vegas - suggesting he might be referring to a trip with Trump to a club there called The Act whose repertoire included stimulated urination by performers on stage. Trump did a deal at the club to take his Miss Universe competition to Moscow, a previous book by investigative journalists revealed.
Cohen, 53, previewed earlier in the day the cover image and title of his upcoming memoir 'Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump,' along with a teaser, 'Coming Soon' in the text of the tweet.
The foreword, however, hints at a series of bombshell in the book.
Cohen says: 'Trump had colluded with the Russians, but not in the sophisticated ways imagined by his detractors.
'I also knew that the [Robert] Mueller investigation was not a witch-hunt. Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian connivance, as you will discover in these pages, because doing anything -and I mean anything - to "win" has always been his business model and way of life.'
He says Trump tried to 'insinuate' himself into Putin's world and his 'coterie of corrupt billionaire oligarchs.'
'I know because I personally ran that deal and kept Trump and his children closely informed of all updates, even as the candidate blatantly lied to the American people saying, "there’s no Russian collusion, I have no dealings with Russia... there’s no Russia.'
Cohen makes clear that he speaks from a position of knowledge saying that for 10 years, he was Trump's last call at night and first in the morning, and he was 'in and out' of Trump's office '50 times a day.'
'Our cell phones had the same address books, our contacts so entwined, overlapping and intimate that part of my job was to deal with the endless queries and requests, however large or small, from Trump’s countless rich and famous acquaintances,' he writes.
'I called any and all of the people he spoke to, most often on his behalf as his attorney and emissary, and everyone knew that when I spoke to them, it was as good as if they were talking directly to Trump.'
Ominously, he writes: 'I know where the skeletons are buried because I was the one who buried them.'
He describes himself as having been 'at the center of Trump's innermost circle' and that his 'boss' had come to his son's bar mitzvah and told him: 'You're family.'
'I f***ing believed him,' he writes.
Cohen tells how he feared he would be killed by Trump's supporters when he gave evidence to Congress after flipping and co-operating with Mueller.sonos sonos