Trump’s former attorney and fixer

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Does "fixer" here refer to "a person who arranges matters in advance through bribery or influence"(WRF)?


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Just a few days later, sources told CNN that Cohen was willing to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump knew in advance about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, where Russians offered campaign “dirt” on then-candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump has repeatedly denied knowing about that meeting.

It was a stunning turn for Trump’s former attorney and fixer, who once saidhe would take a bullet for the president. The revelations came after months of speculation as to whether Cohen — who’s under federal investigation and appears to be in serious legal jeopardy — would “flip” on the president, striking a deal with prosecutors and spilling what he knows about Trump’s business dealings, the campaign’s ties to Russia, hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels or McDougal, or whatever information prosecutors want.


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  • sdgraham

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    Does "fixer" here refer to "a person who arranges matters in advance through bribery or influence"(WRF)?
    No., This is a terrible definition.

    A "fixer"often cleans up a mess left by the principal.

    There are many examples in this sordid tale of Michael Cohen paying off women who allegedly had illicit sex with Trump -- in an attempt to silence them.

    The WR definition apparently ONLY refers to affecting the outcome of some sort of contest, e.g. a boxing match, a horse race, etc.
     
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    kentix

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    Yes, this is a reference to someone who fixes problems after they've happened. We call that damage control - trying to prevent the problem from getting bigger and bigger.

    The tools might be the same, though. Bribery and influence, among others.
     
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