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>> You know how Donald Trump used to say polls were rigged?>> They are phony polls put out by phony media.>> Well, Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, now admits he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data, quote, at the direction of and for the sole benefit of Trump.
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This admission after the Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen commissioned the owner of Redfinch Solutions to write a computer script to repeatedly vote for Trump in a February, 2015 Drudge Report poll on potential Republican candidates. And that in Cohen's Trump Organization office, he reportedly gave a man a quote, blue Walmart bag containing between $12,000 and $13,000 in cash.
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The journal reported Cohen also commissioned the man to do the same for a 2014 CNBC online poll, identifying the country's top business leaders. Although Trump was unable to break the top 100 candidates. After the poll came out, Trump in 2014 tweeted, quote, stupid poll should be canceled, no credibility.
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Cohen also reportedly asked the man to create the Twitter account, Women for Cohen, which fond over Cohen. Calling him a hero, a stud, and hashtag handsome, hashtag sexy. Last month, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in making illegal hush money payments to Trump's alleged mistresses to help his 2016 campaign.
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And for lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told Reuters, quote, the President has no knowledge of the polls being rigged.