Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Friday morning that Michael Cohen remains a deputy finance chair at the RNC despite the fact that he’s under criminal investigation.
“It is still the case,” McEnay told livestreaming news network Cheddar when asked if Cohen remained as an RNC official. “You know, there’s ongoing litigation, and we’ll take it step by step.”
She would not say whether Cohen would be removed in the future if he faces charges.
Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin asked McEnay if the RNC had concerns that Cohen is under investigation for possible campaign finance violations given his role in the Republican Party. In response, McEnay echoed President Trump’s claim that federal investigators violated attorney-client privilege when they raided Cohen’s office, home and hotel room.
“I have concerns about the violation of attorney-client privilege, and when the Southern District of New York invaded his office, swept up material, violating the President’s privacy, his clients’ privacy, Michael Cohen’s privacy. So that’s where my concerns lie,” she said.
NEW — Kayleigh McEnany confirms to me/@cheddar that Michael Cohen is *still* Deputy Finance Chair of the RNC despite being under criminal investigation. "We'll take it step by step, day by day," she says. #CheddarLive pic.twitter.com/qA3xrZkdzx
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) May 25, 2018