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Donald 's longtime lawyer and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, claims in a new book that the president made ‘overt and covert attempts to get Russia to interfere in the 2016 election’, and said the he admired Vladimir Putin because he has the ‘b**s’ to run Russia like it’s his personal business.

The incredible allegations comes as part of Cohen’s upcoming memoir, Disloyal, set to hit shelves Tuesday, in which the shamed attorney paints as ‘a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.’

Cohen also details ’s apparent affinity for Russia leader Putin, insisting the cause of his affections is far more straightforward than many would assume: simply put, money.

loved Putin, Cohen wrote, because of his ability to ‘to take over an entire nation and run it like it was his personal company — like the Organization, in fact.’ 

But he added that ’s campaign had been ‘far too chaotic and incompetent to actually conspire with the Russian government.’

The White House has already discredited the book as ‘fan fiction’, adding that Cohen ‘readily admits to lying routinely but expects people to believe him now so that he can make money from book sales.’

Donald Trump's longtime lawyer and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, claims in a new book that the president made ‘overt and covert attempts to get Russia to interfere in the 2016 election’, and said the he admired Vladimir Putin because he has the ‘b***’ to run Russia like it’s his personal business

Donald 's longtime lawyer and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, claims in a new book that the president made ‘overt and covert attempts to get Russia to interfere in the 2016 election’, and said the he admired Vladimir Putin because he has the ‘b***’ to run Russia like it’s his personal business

Cohen also details Trump’s apparent affinity for Russia leader Putin, insisting the cause of his affections is far more straightforward than many would assume: simply put, money

Cohen also details ’s apparent affinity for Russia leader Putin, insisting the cause of his affections is far more straightforward than many would assume: simply put, money

While acknowledging his own challenges as a credible narrator, in his book Cohen said that ’s sycophantic praise of Putin during the 2016 campaign trail began as an effort to secure the oligarch’s funds for future business dealings when he lost the election.

But Cohen claims came to understand that Putin’s hatred of his Democratic opponent, , on account of her support for the 2011 protest movement in Russia, could help him amass more power in the US.

The incredible allegations comes as part of Cohen’s upcoming memoir, Disloyal, set to hit shelves Tuesday, in which the shamed attorney paints Trump as ‘a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.’

The incredible allegations comes as part of Cohen’s upcoming memoir, Disloyal, set to hit shelves Tuesday, in which the shamed attorney paints as ‘a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.’

‘What appeared to be collusion was really a confluence of shared interests in harming in any way possible, up to and including interfering in the American election — a subject that caused precisely zero unease,’ Cohen writes in the book, as observed by the Washington Post.

The memoir, however, does little to shed any new light surrounding the investigations conducted by former special counsel Robert Mueller and others into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

White House officials have dismissed Cohen’s commentary on Russia, insisting his claims are baseless and saying that numerous investigations found ‘no collusion’ between ’s campaign and Russia.

Meanwhile, Cohen asserts that another reason so consistently praised Putin publicly was to fulfil his long-held desire to erect a Tower in Moscow.

Cohen says the plans were calling for a 120-story building in Red Square, including 30 floors devoted to a five-star hotel with an Ivanka -branded spa and restaurants. The building would also contain 230 high-end condominiums for Russia Oligarchs and leaders.

, according to Cohen, had planned to gift the building’s penthouse apartment to Putin for free ‘as a way to suck up’ to him.

‘The whole idea of patriotism and treason became irrelevant in his mind,’ Cohen writes. ‘ was using the campaign to make money for himself: of course he was.’

Cohen said that Trump’s sycophantic praise of Putin during the 2016 campaign trail began as an effort to secure the oligarch’s funds for future business dealings when he lost the election

Cohen said that ’s sycophantic praise of Putin during the 2016 campaign trail began as an effort to secure the oligarch’s funds for future business dealings when he lost the election

later insisted he had no business dealings with Russia. However, Cohen documents his own extensive efforts to turn the Moscow Tower project into a reality – an effort that began in the fall of 2015, months after declared his candidacy.

Cohen says he was given the responsibility to oversee the project, rather than his children, because they disliked Felix Sater, a Russian-American developer who served as the Organization’s liaison with Russia.

He adds that the whole family was aware of the project, despite then-candidate ’s public claims he had no ties to Russia.

Ivanka , who is now a senior White House adviser, even selected the proposed tower’s high-end finishes, Cohen writes.

The president’s daughter has previously described her involvement in the project as minimal, saying she never even visited the projected site.

Cohen also describes in detail the partnership between and David Pecker, the chief executive of National Enquirer parent company American Media, who was also a longtime friend of the family.

While ’s critics would obsess over the possibility of Russian Interference, it was a purposeful ‘disinformation campaign’ run by US citizens such as Pecker that was ‘by far the more insidious and dangerous development of the last cycle — and the most threatening for 2020,’ Cohen writes.

Cohen points toward how the tabloid targeted each of ’s 2016 primary opponents one-by-one. He includes a document in the book purported to show how the magazine planned to take down Sen. Marco Rubio.

The disbarred attorney says the National Enquirer came through for again in 2016, after agreeing to pay former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who claimed she had an affair with , for her story but then never ran it.

agreed to repay Pecker for the $150,000 fee but never did, according to Cohen.

Cohen asserts that another reason Trump so consistently praised Putin publicly was to fulfil his long-held desire to erect a Trump Tower in Moscow

Cohen asserts that another reason so consistently praised Putin publicly was to fulfil his long-held desire to erect a Tower in Moscow

Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other crimes, including lying to Congress, calls himself the ‘star witness’ of a hush-money conspiracy that still could culminate in charges for after he leaves office. He described his new book as a ‘fundamental piece of evidence’ of the president’s guilt.

Of all the crises Cohen confronted working for , none proved as vexing as the porn actress

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