The apparent plan is to discredit Cohen by arguing that whatever compromising information he might share about Trump is a lie, concocted to please Mueller’s band of witch hunters and save his own skin.

Alan Dershowitz, a retired Harvard Law School professor who defends Trump on television and serves as an informal adviser, has sought to cast doubt on the reliability of Cohen’s potential testimony…

Also in April, the National Enquirer took aim at Cohen’s credibility by publishing a cover headline that read, “TRUMP FIXER’S SECRETS & LIES!”

Enquirer publisher David Pecker is a friend of Trump who has talked openly about trying to protect the president through his tabloid’s coverage.