Thursday, May 21, 2020

Trump congratulates daughter for graduating from law school

President Donald Trump has tweeted his heartfelt congratulations to his youngest daughter Tiffany after she graduated from Georgetown Law -- while joking that having a lawyer in the family is 'just what he needs'.

The 73-year-old took a break from posting about national issues and affairs in order to pay tribute to his 26-year-old daughter, who graduated from the prestigious school over the weekend in an online ceremony.

'Congratulations to my daughter, Tiffany, on graduating from Georgetown Law,' Trump wrote, adding: 'Great student, great school. Just what I need is a lawyer in the family. Proud of you Tiff!'

His joke about needing a lawyer comes just a few weeks after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was reportedly denied a promised early release from prison, where he is currently serving a three-year criminal sentence.

Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, campaign finance violations, and making false financial statements in August 2018.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had previously informed Cohen that he would be getting out of the federal minimum security prison in Otistville, New York, early due to the coronavirus pandemic, his lawyers said.

However, on May 1, it was revealed that his early release had been halted -- just after reports that Trump Organization lawyer Charles Harder wrote to Cohen to assert that his non-disclosure agreement prohibits him from writing a tell-all memoir as he is intending.

When asked at the time whether President Trump intervened to stop Cohen's release, new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany replied, 'No, absolutely not.'