A positively giddy Stephen Colbert updated his viewers on the Stormy Daniels story at the top of The Late Show tonight. Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen had his office raided by the feds today in a case related to his paying $130k to the porn star out of his own pocket to keep her from repeating claims that she had an affair with Donald Trump about a decade ago – an affair Trump has denied.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 10, 2018
Trump never had addressed the payment publicly – until last Friday while waiting to use the loo on Air Force One.
Asked why Cohen made the payment, Trump told reporters on the plane:”You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney.”
Asked if he knows where Cohen got the money, Trump similarly insisted he did not know.
“He knows nothing!” Colbert marveled. “Trump trusts his lawyer so much he lets him do stuff he doesn’t know about in his name, for reasons he does not understand!”
The exchange was caught on camera and broadcast around the TV news universe late last week.
“So, he said, on camera, ‘You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen,’” Colbert spelled out. “Guess who watches TV? Robert Mueller,” the CBS late-night host grinned.
“Because today, on a tip from Mueller, the FBI raided Cohen’s office seizing records related to several topics, including payments to a pornographic film actress.
“And, remember, Michael Cohen paid off Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket. Which is crazy! Who pays for porn?”