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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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The morning after what aides are calling the darkest day of his presidency, President Donald Trump, predictably, let loose on Twitter, siding with his Paul Manafort over his former lawyer and effectively trolling Michael Cohen.

Trump started the Twitter tirade with a sardonic tweet about Cohen, warning those looking for a “good lawyer” to avoid his former attorney, who pleaded guilty to eight counts Tuesday associated with his financial dealings, including the hush payments he made to women alleging affairs with Trump.

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Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis initially agreed to work with the former lawyer for President Donald Trump for a simple reason: Cohen told Davis from the get-go that he wanted “to tell the truth about Donald Trump.”

And that includes sharing his “knowledge on certain subject” relevant to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Davis told MSNBC Tuesday.

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