Michael Cohen's claim President Donald Trump directed him to threaten legal action against the colleges and high school he attended if they publicly released his grades or standardized test scores has truth behind it, reports The Washington Post.
Cohen last week provided a letter to the House Oversight Committee he wrote to the president of Fordham University in 2015 emphasizing that violating Trump's confidentiality could result in "both criminal and civil liability and damages including, among other things, substantial fines, penalties, and even the potential loss of government aid and other funding."
Trump attended Fordham for two years in the 1960s before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania.
A Fordham spokesman last week confirmed the school received Cohen's letter, and the headmaster at New York Military Academy, Trump's high school, told the Post that in 2015 his superintendent "came to me in a panic because he had been accosted by prominent, wealthy alumni of the school who were Mr. Trump's friends."
"He said, 'You need to go grab that record and deliver it to me because I need to deliver it to them,'" recalled Evan Jones, the headmaster at the time.
Trump's grades and test scores have never been made public, and they are protected under federal student privacy laws.
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