Donald Trump’s former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, considered to be the president’s ‘fixer,’ has reportedly spent the last month being questioned about Trump’s dealings with Russia by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, according to ABC News. Cohen has been questioned about Trump’s dealings with Russia, including financial and business dealings and the probe into alleged collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign and its associates in order to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump should really be nervous because Cohen is only one in a list of his associates who are flipping on the president. Cohen spent hours in interviews during the last few weeks with Mueller’s team. According to what sources told ABC News, investigators showed an interest in knowing whether Trump or any of his associates discussed the possibility of a pardon with Cohen.
Just last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to bank and tax fraud, and campaign finance law violations relating to payments to buy the silence of two women who claim that they had affairs with Trump. Cohen admitted in court that he violated campaign finance laws at Trump’s direction.
The interviews with Cohen took place in Washington, D.C., and New York City. They were also attended in part by prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.”
Trump has repeatedly tried to discredit the Russia probe, calling it a ‘witch hunt’ — but the probe has resulted in 5 guilty pleas, 191 charge, and indictments against 32 people — including 4 members of Trump’s campaign, one of whom, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is on trial right now facing 18 charges — and 3 companies. Manafort just added to the list of Trump associates who have flipped to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Just this week Trump once again called the probe a ‘witch hunt.’
The illegal Mueller Witch Hunt continues in search of a crime. There was never Collusion with Russia, except by the Clinton campaign, so the 17 Angry Democrats are looking at anything they can find. Very unfair and BAD for the country. ALSO, not allowed under the LAW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2018
Cohen has voluntarily participated in the meetings without any guarantee of leniency from prosecutors.
In addition, Cohen, according to ABC, is cooperating with a separate probe by New York state authorities into the inner workings of the Trump family charity and the Trump Organization, where Cohen served as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump for 10 years.
A lawsuit was filed in June against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and also named three of his adult children, Donald, Ivanka, and Eric, as defendants. In the complaint, the attorney general used adjectives such as “illegal,’’ “persistent,” and “willful” to characterize the violations of the foundation.
Tick tock, Mr. Trump.
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