Other Michael Cohens Want You To Know That They Are Not That Michael Cohen by the Forward

Other Michael Cohens Want You To Know That They Are Not That Michael Cohen

(JTA) — The FBI’s raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has unsettled the White House, the markets — and other men named Michael Cohen.

Twitter users who share the common Jewish moniker with Trump’s attorney were simultaneously amused and abashed as news of their namesake’s legal jeopardy broke around the net.

They included Michael A. Cohen, a columnist for the Boston Globe and frequent critic of the president, who actually had to write about the raid in Tuesday’s paper. “We are in unchartered territory,” he wrote in his column. “On Monday morning, FBI agents raided the office and home of President Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen (the other one).”

Michael A. Cohen also tweeted about the “other one”:

Michael Cohen, who covers sports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, assured followers that it wasn’t him:

He was comforted by a follower named Rob Porter, who shares a name with the former White House staff secretary who stepped down following allegations that he had abused his two former wives:

Michael E. Cohen, a writer and editor from Santa Monica, California, is even careful to distinguish himself in his Twitter handle:

And Canadian podcast maker Michael Cohen tweeted on behalf of all the Michael Cohens whose offices were not raided by the FBI on Monday:


Other Michael Cohens Are Not Trump’s Michael Cohen

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