Internet rips Sarah Sanders for claiming Michael Cohen is 'disgraced': He 'was the president’s lawyer'

Internet rips Sarah Sanders for claiming Michael Cohen is 'disgraced': He 'was the president’s lawyer'
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This week, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen will reportedly testify to House and Senate investigators in a series of three hearings, one of which will be public. Cohen, who was recently sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud, tax evasion, and campaign finance violations for paying off porn star Stormy Daniels on Trump's behalf, and who recently pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his client's Trump Tower Moscow project, is expected to detail Trump's lies, racism, and criminal conduct at these hearings.

The Trump administration, however, is already trying to muddy the waters and discredit Cohen before he even has a chance to speak.

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement calling Cohen a "disgraced felon" and a "convicted liar" whose every word should be disregarded:

In no time, however, Twitter was full of mockery for Sanders' preemptive strike on Cohen:

Trump and his friends seem to have decided that their best strategy is to claim that nothing Cohen says is credible because he has already been convicted of criminal false statements — to help Trump. This is the height of chutzpah, and it could backfire spectacularly if any of Cohen's brings documents or other hard evidence with him to back up his claims.

If the reaction that Sanders has received so far is any indictator, the White House should rethink their strategy.

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