Michael Cohen – the man who saved Trump from his alleged affairs, who lied in Congress to save Trump from inquiry for his links with Russia, who said that he would take a bullet for his boss and who Trump referred as a “rat” - confirmed that he paid a firm to influence online polling data on orders from Trump.
Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen hired the person who runs a data firm to rig various online polls. But, fortunately for the US and Unfortunately for Trump, the attempt to rig the poll failed.
According to the report, Cohen hired John Gauger to set up an online script that will cast votes to Trump, no matters who the voter votes to, in a February 2015 Drudge Report poll on potential Republican candidates. The attempt to rig the poll failed and Trump stood at fifth position in the poll.
Prior to the that, the firm was also hired to rig 2014 CNBC online poll that lists the top business leaders in the US. That attempt, too, failed.
Now, Cohen reacted to the report by Wall Street Journal and admitted that he paid data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls to favour Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign.
Cohen Tweeted on the issue, “As for the Wall Street Journal article on poll rigging, what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of Trump. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it.”
Trump’s current lawyer is Rudy Giuliani. When news agency Reuter asked Giuliani about Trump’s involvement in the poll rigging, the attorney replied, “ The president has no knowledge of the polls being rigged.”
Cohen is facing a sentence of three years of jail for lying to the US Congress and for facilitating illegal payments to two women who allegedly had affairs with Trump.
Cohen had already pleaded guilty in a number of courts for doing tax crimes, making illegal campaign contributions, and admitted that he had made the pre-election payments, including to adult film star Stormy Daniels.