Michael Cohen predicted Sunday that lots of former President Donald Trump’s allies will soon flip on him as multiple investigations close in on his business dealings and efforts to interfere within the 2020 election.
“There’s going to be a lot flipping, it’s going to be like watching a gymnastics event,” Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer said.
“Each person goes to ― all of them know what happened to me. None of them wish to go to prison.”
Cohen was reacting to news that former Vice President Mike Pence has said he would consider testifying before the House Jan. 6 committee in its September hearings.
It comes as Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, reached a plea cope with Manhattan prosecutors investigating an alleged tax fraud scheme inside Trump’s real estate business. The deal requires him to testify within the trial against the corporate.
Meanwhile, Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, faced questioning last week before a special grand jury in Atlanta as a goal of a probe into his and Trump’s attempts to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss in Georgia.
“The guy’s 75 years old. You think that he desires to spend the subsequent 15 years in Rikers Island?” Cohen said of Weisselberg.
“But what I see is that the judge did a really smart thing. He’s not sentencing Weisselberg until after the Trump Organization hearing, meaning: they’re going to ask him very specific questions [about the scheme]” he continued.
″‘Who else was involved? Let me ask you the query specifically: Was Donald Trump involved in the method in any respect?’ And if he says no, rest assured they already know he can be lying. And that may end the agreement.”
As for Giuliani, Cohen suggested he’s just one other piece within the puzzle that may ultimately take Trump down.
“It’s not only Giuliani. It’s everybody,” he said. “Understand that the way in which Donald Trump behaves ― and I’ve used this statement repeatedly before ― he acts like a mob boss. So there’s a whole, we’ll call it ‘family,’ underneath it.
“You’ve gotten your capos. You’ve gotten your soldiers. Each person involved will have the option to offer additional testimony that’s going to sink not only the Trump Organization, but its eponymous leader, the führer himself.”
“There’s no way for him to flee liability. There’s no way for him to now escape, you recognize, being held accountable for funds. Because nothing went on on the Trump Organization that didn’t involve directly Donald Trump’s approval.”
Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges and lying to Congress and was sentenced to a few years in prison in 2018. He admitted to helping arrange hush money payments to porn actor Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal to maintain them from making public claims of extramarital affairs with Trump throughout the 2016 presidential race.
He was released in November after his time was reduced for good behavior. He served the last yr and a half of his sentence in home confinement.