Trump Tweets: 'Take Away (Reporters') Credentials?'

By Susan Jones | May 9, 2018 | 8:42am EDT
President Trump rails against "Fake News" on a day of major breaking developments around the world. (Photo: Screen capture)

( - With all the breaking news about Iran and North Korea on this Wednesday morning, the liberal cable channels were focused on newly reported payments, as much as $4.4 million, to a company set up by President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen.

Even the Drudge Report blared the headline, "SHOCK CLAIM: COHEN PAID $500K FROM OLIGARCH AFTER ELECTION." 

The money reportedly went into the account of the company set up by Michael Cohen to pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000, and the deposits reportedly happened after the election.

The claim comes from none other than Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels. In addition to the payment from a Russian oligarch, NBC News pointed to deposits by the drug company Novartis; the state-run Korea Aerospace Industries; and AT&T, which -- according to NBC -- "confirmed it paid Cohen's company for 'insights' into the Trump administration."

Avenatti told CNN Tuesday night that it's "not out of the realm of possibility" that this was a "scheme to sell access to the President of the United States."

Apparently in response, a frustrated President Trump tweeted: "The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?"

(Trump was referring to a study by the Media Research Center, the parent organization of

In another Wednesday morning tweet, the president hailed the Republican Party's "great night," after voters in four state primaries selected candidates "who have a great chance of winning in November."

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