Jun 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Michael Cohen slams Trump’s child separation while resigning from RNC

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer, has resigned as deputy finance chair of the RNC Finance Committee, per ABC News.

Between the lines: Cohen is facing a swirl of legal questions surrounding both payments to Stormy Daniels and ties between Trump associates and Russia, but the investigations weren't the only reason Cohen cited in stepping down. "As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote in an email to RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, per ABC. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips."

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