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Sacha Baron Cohen is coming for Donald Trump and we can't wait

Sacha Baron Cohen is coming for Donald Trump and we can't wait”

The Borat and Ali G star trolled President Donald Trump in a cryptic video posted to his Twitter page Wednesday morning. In that conversation with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Cohen split with his old boss and fueled speculation that he could soon "flip" and cooperate with the government regarding the criminal investigation he's at the center of in the Southern District of NY.

Davis joins Guy Petrillo, a former federal prosecutor in NY, who is also representing Cohen. The unaccredited "schoo-ol" was the subject of much legal scrutiny, ultimately resolved through settlements, but it looks like it'll also be the subject of Baron Cohen's next project.

Cohen has been interviewed by Senate and House intelligence committees for about 15 hours and has turned over roughly 2 million documents to investigators, sources say.

The embattled lawyer has admitted to facilitating a hush money payment to American porn actress Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election for her silence over her alleged love affair with Trump in 2006.

Cohen has done some other comedy work in the same style of Da Alie G Show and Borat since, but he's also explored other styles of roles, even starring in musicals like Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Titled A Message from Donald J. Trump, the Fourth of July video begins with footage of Trump talking about Cohen, referring to him as a "third-grade character".

Cohen was long one of Trump's closest aides who ran interference for his former boss on a wide range of personal and legal matters, earning the reputation as a loyal "fixer".

Cohen said this week he would defer to his new lawyer, former federal prosecutor Guy Petrillo, "for guidance" once he learns what charges, if any, he will face.

Their longtime relationship has been under increased scrutiny since the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's home, Manhattan office and hotel room in April. Cohen's clip ends by throwing shade at the infamous Trump University.

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider; Alex Wong/Getty; Jonathan Ernst/ReutersSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump election campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Mr. Cohen did not respond to a request for comment.



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