The lawyer who reportedly set up a private LLC and used pseudonyms to pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to stay quiet on her sexual affair with Donald Trump is now shopping a book that promises details on the whole saga.
As first reported by The Daily Beast, Michael Cohen has sent a book proposal to multiple publishers. The book will likely be titled Trump Revolution: From The Tower to The White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump and will center on Cohen’s role in Trump’s campaign as well as the president’s businesses.
Cohen is pitching the book as both a rebuttal to Michael Wolff’s White House tell-all Fire and Fury and a more expansive Trump explainer than we’ve recently received from Trump allies. In the proposal, Cohen writes that the “reality is that all of these books, across the lot, are based on arm’s length observations gleaned over relatively brief periods of time.”
Regarding the Daniels situation, the Beast noted the following:
The proposal promises to clarify Cohen’s role in the “unfortunate saga” involving Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels, who allegedly received $130,000 from Cohen a week before the 2016 election to stay quiet about previous sexual experiences with the then-reality-TV star Trump.
Cohen’s proposal also claims it will explain that Trump tends to pretend to be crazy in order to fool people and create “an incredibly effective smoke machine.” Writing that there’s a “method to his madness,” Cohen states in the proposal that formerly close associates like Steve Bannon have been tricked into believing the president is erratic and are “now six-feet under due to this basic miscalculation.”
And if you were wondering, yes, Cohen will devote a chapter of the book to his infamous “Says Who” moment on CNN.
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