President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen — who once served as the Republican Party’s deputy finance chair — is now a registered Democrat, according to a report.
A source “with knowledge of the situation” told Axios that Cohen made the switch on Thursday at the Board of Elections office in Albany.
They said that the change was “consistent with what he told Stephanopoulos on July 2, that constituted his declaration of independence two days before Independence Day, with the key message to Stephanopoulos that now I put my family and my country first.”
The reference was to ABC’s George Stephanopolous, who interviewed Cohen three months ago.
Cohen has flip-flopped between parties before, going from a Democrat to Republican in 2017 after being asked to serve as the GOP deputy finance chair. He has been on the outs with the Trump administration for months as a result of his fraud and campaign finance probe.
“2-Today, @MichaelCohen212 returning to the #Democratic Party another step in his journey that began with the @ABC @GStephanopolous,” tweeted Cohen’s personal attorney, Lanny Davis. “Cohen putting family and country first -distancing himself from the values of the current Admin – Can’t wait for his first interview! #StayTuned.”
Cohen, who pleaded guilty in August to bank and tax fraud, had served as the RNC deputy finance chair up until June. He later resigned after word got out about the federal investigation.
This report originally appeared on NYPost.com.