Michael Cohen scrubbed the reference “personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump” from his Twitter biography on Wednesday just days after he went on television to declare that his first loyalty is to his family.
Cohen, who once famously said he’d “take a bullet” for the president, made the change on his Twitter page but still describes himself as “Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump” on his LinkedIn page.
Cohen, who’s under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, told ABC News in an interview that “my wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will. I put my family and country first.”
The change on Cohen’s Twitter page was first reported by Newsweek.
The interview, which aired Monday, was the first time he’s spoken publicly since FBI agents, acting on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, raided his office, apartment and hotel room in search of documents related to his hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels less than two weeks before the 2016 election.
Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 as part of a non-disclosure agreement to keep her silence about an affair she alleges she had with Trump in 2006.
The Trump Organization turned over 1.3 million items seized during the raid to the federal government after examining them to determine whether they contained information protected by attorney-client privilege.
The items can now be used by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York who are investigating Cohen for possible bank and wire fraud, and campaign finance violations.
Cohen has not been charged.
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