In response to Michael Cohen: World’s Best Lawyer
It is being widely reported that Michael Cohen says that he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket. Orin Kerr looks carefully at Cohen’s statement, though, and notices that he doesn’t actually say that. He says he used his “own personal funds to facilitate” the payment, and specifies two organizations that did not reimburse him. If Cohen wanted to craft a lawyerly statement that left the impression that he had paid $130,000 to Daniels out of his own pocket and been reimbursed by nobody, but wanted to avoid actually saying that because it isn’t true, he would have crafted a statement like the one he provided.