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Trump’s ex-lawyer spotted on plane to Miami — and he wasn’t in first class

Michael Cohen sits in economy class on an American Airlines flight from New York to Miami Friday morning.
Michael Cohen sits in economy class on an American Airlines flight from New York to Miami Friday morning. Miami Herald

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was spotted on an American Airlines flight from New York to Miami Friday morning.

The attorney didn’t fly first class, rather economy.

Cohen, 51, took off from LaGuardia Airport at about 9:30 a.m. and arrived at Miami International Airport at around 1 p.m. It’s unclear what brings him to South Florida.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump had directed Cohen and his son Eric to coordinate a legal effort to keep porn star Stormy Daniels from publicly describing her alleged romantic rendezvous with Trump.

In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations, including two counts related to hush-money payments made to women. He Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the 2016 election, according to NBC News.

The New York Times reports that Cohen has been interviewed numerous times in the past month by prosecutors in the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russian operatives in 2016.

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