When Michael Cohen’s sleazy attorney Lanny Davis touted a website on live national television Wednesday twice in a bid to urge the American people to visit the site and donate to his client, he made a pivotal mistake that President Donald Trump abruptly exploited to his advantage.
This is interesting. @LannyDavis on @FoxNews earlier today said they set up a @GoFundMe page for Michael Cohen at https://t.co/ujdLp76TkV
Well-if you click on that, guess where it sends you?! https://t.co/mdcnZXnaHE I think he mentioned it BEFORE they had locked up the domain
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) August 22, 2018
“I know that when [Cohen] retained me, as recently as yesterday, he’s committed to telling the truth, and we’ve actually set up a website with the name ‘truth’ in it, called MichaelCohenTruth.com,” Davis first said on Fox News‘ “America’s Newsroom.” “And he’s looking for help from people who want to give donations to help him tell the truth.”
Listen to him below:
During an appearance later that morning on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” Davis repeated his plea for the American people to visit MichaelCohenTruth.com and donate to his client.
“Could I just take one opportunity to remind everyone that Michael Cohen has suffered a tragic and difficult experience with his family?” he whined. “He’s without resources and we’ve set up a website called MichaelCohenTruth.com that we’re hoping that he will get some help from the American people so he can continue to tell the truth.”
There was just one problem. Prior to Wednesday morning, MichaelCohenTruth.com did not exist. That changed promptly after Davis’ appearance on TV.
According to records maintained by WHOIS, an unidentified party registered the website through GoDaddy at roughly 2:00 pm Wednesday afternoon.
The unidentified party then installed code on the website that made it so that anyone who lands on the page is automatically directed to the president’s own website.
What does that tell you? It tells you that after Davis touted the non-existent website, Trump’s team discovered that the site didn’t exist. The team then used this mistake by Cohen’s sleazy attorney to their advantage by buying the website and redirecting visitor to the president’s site. Clever, right?
How did this happen, though? It’s quite simple, really. Davis accidentally told the American people to visit MichaelCohenTruth.com when in reality he’d meant to direct them to MichaelCohenTruthFund.com. That website redirects users to Cohen’s GoFundMe page, which is where Davis had meant to send the American people.
And thanks to Trump hiring only the best of the best, his team was able to quickly exploit this unbelievable mistake to their boss’s great advantage.
So yes, please, if you’d like to help Cohen, make sure you visit MichaelCohenTruth.com right away and donate some money, wink wink wink wink wink.
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