US President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has acknowledged that he paid a technology company to manipulate online polling data in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump.
Cohen verified the Wall Street Journal report in a tweet after the article was published.
“As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging,” Cohen wrote on Twitter. “What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it.”
The newspaper said Cohen commissioned John Gauger, who runs RedFinch Solutions, to write a computer script to repeatedly vote for Trump in a February 2015 Drudge Report poll on potential Republican presidential…