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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is prized for his loyalty — and willingness to attack the president's rivals

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is prized for his loyalty — and willingness to attack the president's rivals

When President Trump was sworn into office last year, Michael Cohen basked in the moment of glory he long had insisted would come.

For more than a decade, Cohen had served as Trump’s go-to private lawyer in New York, a bare-knuckle brawler and fix-it man who could be relied on to threaten Trump’s critics with lawsuits, silence Trump’s supposed paramours, represent him in a Moscow development deal and serve as spokesman in the crucible of the 2016 campaign.

“People don’t even know the name of Barack Obama’s personal attorney,” Cohen was overheard telling a companion in downtown Washington. “But everybody knows my name.”

With coordinated FBI raids on his Manhattan...

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