Michael Cohen: Lanny Davis Representing Me for Free

Michael Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Michael Cohen, a former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, testified before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that Clinton confidant Lanny Davis is representing him as co-counsel free of charge.

Cohen told lawmakers that progressive billionaire Tom Steyer, an activist seeking Trump’s impeachment, is not paying Mr. Davis, to his knowledge.

A partial transcript is as follows: 

REP. JODY HICE (R-GA): Tom Steyer, regarding him or any of his representatives, anyone associated with him, is he or anyone of them paying Lanny Davis to represent you?

MICHAEL COHEN: Not that I’m aware of.

HICE: Who is paying Lanny Davis?

COHEN: At the present moment, no one.

HICE: So he’s doing all this work for nothing?

COHEN: Yes, sir. And I hope so.

HICE: I kind of doubt it. How did Lanny Davis come to represent you? Did he approach you or did you approach him?

COHEN: I reached out to Lanny Davis at the recommendation of my former counsel over at McDermott Will and Emery.


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