Michael Cohen Helped Jerry Falwell Jr. Cover Up Racy Photographs In Scandal: Report
Reuters is reporting that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who recently began a three-year jail sentence, helped cover up a scandal involving Jerry Falwell Jr. and some racy photographs in 2015.
Cohen said in a recorded conversation that someone had come into possession of some racy “personal” photographs — the kind that would normally be kept “between husband and wife.”
Cohen claimed: “I actually have one of the photos. It’s terrible.”
Reuters notes that the photos were destroyed after Cohen intervened:
Cohen would later prove successful in another matter involving Falwell, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Cohen helped persuade Falwell to issue his endorsement of Trump’s presidential candidacy at a critical moment, they said: just before the Iowa caucuses. Falwell subsequently barnstormed with Trump and vouched for the candidate’s Christian virtues.