Will Michael Cohen Flip? Trump Voices Support For His Lawyer

President Donald Trump is slamming the New York Times for its recent article, claiming the publication is trying to "destroy" his relationship with Michael Cohen in hopes that he will "flip."

Trump tweeted Saturday morning and called New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman a "third-rate" reporter for a recent article about the president's relationship with his longtime lawyer.

"The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don't speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will "flip,"" he wrote.

In his Twitter rant, he continued to slam the Times' sources like Trump's informal political adviser, Roger Stone Jr. and former aide Sam Nunberg. He then praised Michael as a "fine person with a wonderful family," and said he doesn't see Michael turning on him.

"They use….non-existent "sources" and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if....it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!" Trump wrote.

The Times article questions how far Cohen will go to protect Trump and how well he treats his lawyer after Cohen's office in Manhattan was raided by the FBI on April 9.

"Donald goes out of his way to treat him like garbage," Stone told The New York Times.

The Times has defended Haberman and her reporting, saying they stand by the article.

"We are extremely proud of @maggieNYT, who is a part of a team that just won a Pulitzer Prize. We stand by our story and our reporting," the New York Times Communications Department posted on Twitter.

Cohen, who paid hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels, also had his hotel room at the Regency Fair in New York City raided, according to Vanity Fair. Trump slammed the FBI's decision to raid Cohen's office, and called the search a "total witch hunt."

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