Cohen Plans Run For Congress

Former attorney to former President Donald Trump Michael Cohen announced this week that he would run for Congress. The announcement came just weeks after Cohen played a high-profile role in the trial that found the former president guilty of 34 felony counts.

Cohen told New York Magazine that he planned to challenge Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in the Democratic Party primary. However, because of the timing of the announcement,

Cohen would not be able to challenge Nadler this election cycle. He would face off against the long-time representative in 2026.

“We thank him for his service, but it’s enough already,” said Cohen.

Trump’s former attorney said that he would have run against Nadler in 2024 but suffered through a mental breakdown.

Despite the challenge from the well-known attorney, Nadler did not seem too worried about the challenge.

“What a great country America is,” Nadler said. “Anyone can run for Congress — even con men.”

Nadler has been a member of the House since 1992.

Cohen was one of the prime witnesses for the prosecution. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) and his team accused former president Donald Trump of errors following an alleged brief relationship with former adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

The Trump legal team significantly criticized Cohen, noting that he was a convicted felon. Trump’s attorneys also cited Cohen’s earlier admission that he previously lied before a court. The Trump legal team also accused the attorney of stealing from the Trump Organization.

It is unclear whether Cohen’s status as a felon would affect his political run.

Cohen criticized Trump and his conduct at the trial during the same interview. Cohen accused the former president of being asleep or half-asleep during the trial. He said that Trump was sleeping “90% of the time” that he was on the stand. He said that the jury was watching him sleep.

The jury can see him! They are watching him! Now, if I was a juror and the defendant is so disinterested in his own case?” he said.

“I’d be pissed!” Cohen said.

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