Michael Cohen might as well have been talking about himself when he lashed out at Hillary Clinton in December 2015.
Michael Cohen was still working as Trump’s personal attorney on the 19th of December 2015 when he posted a tweet taunting then Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
“@HillaryClinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!” the tweet read.
The Washington Post and others picked up on that tweet in August 2018, reporting on it the day after Cohen “pleaded guilty to a host of charges including tax evasion and bank fraud.”
As The Washington Post aptly noted in their opening statement: “Perhaps the biggest lesson in 21st-century politics: The Internet never forgets.”
And sure enough – it didn’t back then and the tweet came back to haunt Cohen today as he received a 3-year prison sentence for – yep, you guessed it – “defrauding America and perjury,” and you can rest assured – the tweet is already making the rounds on Twitter today.
Mike tweeted: "@HillaryClinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free! "
Life comes at your fast pic.twitter.com/4vLOcgf0mj
— DJ Sean Juan (@DJSeanJuan) December 12, 2018
However, this is at least the third time that tweet has come back to haunt Cohen.
The Washington Post detailed the other two instances earlier this summer reporting that as of August 22, 2018 the tweet had been deleted, but not before it made the rounds at least two times on social media.
Soon after the former Trump confidante entered his pleas at a Manhattan federal courthouse, comedian Kathy Griffin and others jumped on a tweet Cohen sent in December 2015 that read: “@HillaryClinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!”
The tweet was sent as the Trump presidential campaign took aim at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Yet Tuesday was not the first time it resurfaced to haunt Cohen. The message bounced around social media in April after the FBI collected evidence for a fraud probe.
Similarly, Law & Crime reported on a more recent example of a Cohen tweet coming back to bit him in the @ss!
For a more recent vintage turned to vinegar, consider Cohen’s terse response/pile-on to a lengthy Donald Trump Jr. tweet about former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. After the younger Trump telegraphed a conspiracy theory involving McCabe, Clinton and former president Barack Obama, Cohen shared his own vision of a #LockHerUp future–complete with a semi-comical photoshop of the former secretary of state and two-time losing presidential candidate.
You can see that tweet for yourself, below, which with any luck will make the rounds on Twitter today as well.
.the truth eventually comes out and we will have our justice! pic.twitter.com/zSOX8xEmYN
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) February 3, 2018
As Law & Crime concluded: “There may or may not be a tweet for everything, but the above faceplants certainly lend some credence to the concept.”