Michael Cohen Launches ‘Mea Culpa’ Podcast About Trump’s ‘Personal Madness’

President Trump’s former attorney released a tell-all book this week, too

Last Updated: September 10, 2020 @ 2:09 PM

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will be releasing a podcast titled “Mea Culpa.” It premieres Sept. 14.

Like the book he dropped Tuesday, “Disloyal,” it will review his time spent with President Donald Trump. The weekly podcast seeks to “dismantle the Trump legacy,” according to its Apple Podcast’s landing page. The podcast is being produced in partnership by Audio Up Media and MeidasTouch.

The podcast’s subheading assures “nothing but the truth,” seemingly a nod to Cohen’s 2018 guilty plea for lying to Congress.

“Michael Cohen, the former attorney and personal fixer for Donald J. Trump, once vowed to take a bullet for the President,” according to the show’s description. “But that was before the country was brought to its knees by the President’s own lies and personal madness. Now, imprisoned in his home, his life, reputation and livelihood destroyed, Cohen is on a mission to right the wrongs he perpetuated on behalf of his boss. Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen, is a raw and unfiltered shining a light into the dark corners of our current American Apocalypse.”

There’s likely to be interest in the audio offering: Cohen — who pleaded guilty in 2018 of lying to Congress, tax evasion and campaign finance fraud involving hush-money payments to women who said they had had extramarital affairs with Trump — saw his book shoot to the top of the Amazon best-seller list on its release Tuesday.

There were a number of big takeaways from the book, including Cohen’s claims that Trump made racist remarks about Black and Latino Americans as well as world leaders of color and that he was instructed to lie to now-first lady Melania Trump about the real estate tycoon’s alleged affairs. Trump and the White House have said the book is fiction and pointed to Cohen’s own admitted lies to discredit him.