Donald Trump says his former lawyer Michael Cohen pitched a book to publishers that portrayed the US president in a favourable light, at odds with Cohen’s damning testimony to Congress.
In a tweet, President Trump said Cohen’s manuscript was a “love letter” to him and said Congress should demand the manuscript as evidence Cohen’s testimony this week was “fraudulent” and “dishonest”.
Cohen told a House panel that President Trump was a “racist, a con man and a liar”.
Reports last year indicated Cohen was trying to pitch a book, one favourable about President Trump, and that Cohen had an agreement with a Hachette Book Group imprint before his legal troubles ended the deal.
A person familiar with negotiations confirmed Cohen’s book was submitted for auction, and that Hachette discussed an offer, but did not reach a deal.