Michael Cohen Claims Trump Directed Him to Rig CNBC, Drudge Polls

Michael Cohen, a former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, said Thursday that he paid a man to rig online opinion polls to favor his former boss ahead of his 2016 White House bid.

Cohen corroborated a Wall Street Journal report stating that in 2014 he paid John Gauger, the head of RedFinch Solutions, a small IT firm, to develop computer code that would place multiple votes for Trump in an online poll for CNBC. In 2015, the firm repeated the effort in an online poll for the popular news aggregator DrudgeReport.com.