Donald Trump aide Michael Cohen tweets pic accusing Clinton of murder
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An aide to Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted a photo of Hillary Clinton, which featured a written message that accuses the former secretary of state of murder.
Michael Cohen, who works as Trump’s counsel for his campaign and has appeared frequently as a campaign surrogate on CNN, tweeted, “NBC/WSJ poll has @realDonaldTrump beating #CrookedHillary on #Honesty & #NationalSecurity. This picture says it all!”
The graphic he included in the tweet features a picture of Clinton, with the words, “I presided over $6 billion lost at the State Department, sold uranium to the Russians through my faux charity, illegally deleted public records, and murdered an ambassador. Elect me!”
CNN has reached out to Clinton’s campaign about the tweet and not immediately heard back.
The tweet comes the same day as a the House Select Committee on Benghazi released an extensive report on the September 11, 2012, attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The report from the House Republicans on the committee argues that intelligence was available suggesting an attack in the area was possible and that Clinton and a top aide, Patrick Kennedy, should have realized the risks.
Cohen’s tweet came after an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Tuesday shows Trump is ahead of Clinton at “being honest and straightforward” 41% to 25% respectively and 44% to 39% on the issue of national security.