Trump lawyer: Twitter, cops investigating hack

The Donald sent out an obscene rap lyric earlier -- but his special counsel tells Salon that police are on the case

By Daniel D'Addario

Published February 21, 2013 7:36PM (EST)

"I just got done talking to the precinct," Donald Trump's executive vice president and special counsel, Michael Cohen, told Salon this afternoon. Donald Trump's often-inflammatory Twitter feed had taken an unusual turn this morning, with a single instance of a Lil Wayne lyric getting sent out, then promptly deleted.

"The police and Twitter are both investigating," said the special counsel. He noted that he had just become aware "this has been happening a lot, with McDonald's and Ford" (in actuality, Burger King and Jeep) getting hacked on Twitter. Cohen noted that Trump had been giving a speech in Florida at the time the Tweet was sent.

One possible explanation closed off? The notion that someone else has been writing Trump's tweets and inadvertently posted a personal update to the wrong account; Cohen said that Trump writes all his Tweets himself.

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