Michael Cohen: prosecutors could ‘indict Trump tomorrow’ if they wanted

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Michael Cohen, the former president’s lawyer and fixer, said Sunday that prosecutors in New York could “accuse Donald Trump tomorrow if he really wants to and succeeds”.

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Asked if he “believes you helped Donald Trump commit crimes”, Cohen told NBC’s Meet the Press: “I can assure you that Donald Trump is guilty of his own crimes. Was I involved in the inflation and deflation of most of his wealth? The answer is yes.”

Cohen also reiterated his argument that Trump will not run for the White House in 2024, hinting at such a run as his massive fundraising success is too profitable to give up a “gift.”

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The Manhattan investigation of the Trump Organization, whether or not Trump cheated? Valuation of property for tax purposes, is just one of many sources of legal trouble for the former president.

Because the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., leaves office at the end of the year, leading some to think indictment may be imminent. Trump denies all wrongdoing.

Cohen, who collaborated, said: “I really try not to talk about it because it’s their investigation, nor do I want to tell Trump or the Trump Organization people about what’s really going on.” Am.

“So I’m not going to answer that specific question, other than to say you can bet your bottom dollar that Alan Weiselberg isn’t … the key. They’re going after Donald. They’re Don Jr., Eric Ivanka, several individuals, are going after the family.”

Cohen also said that he was “not his only witness, and most importantly, what I gave him are thousands and thousands of documents”.

“I’m not asking anyone to believe me,” he said. “No different than when I testified before the House Oversight Committee. Every statement I’ve made is supported by documentary evidence. I really believe they’ll accuse Donald Trump tomorrow if they really want to.” can apply and be successful.

Weiselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, was indicted on tax charges, a move that prompted him to turn to Trump. Cohen did so after pleading guilty to charges including lying to Congress and facilitating payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. He recently completed a three-year sentence, most of which he worked at home thanks to Covid.

“He didn’t really do to Alan Weiselberg what he did to me,” Cohen said. “The threat against me was that they were going to file an 85-page indictment in which my wife was also involved. They were going to say that she was a co-conspirator for the payment of the money quietly, which is absolutely absurd.

“And, look, I’ve been married for 27 years now. I’ve been with the same woman for 29 years. There was no chance in the world that I was going to put her at risk with these animals. The way they Landed on me it’s nothing like what they’re doing to Wesselberg.

“They should squeeze now” [Allen’s son] Barry Weiselberg, Who Works for the Trump Organization, and Should Squeeze [another son] Jack Weiselberg, who is [with] One of only two organizations that gave loans to the Trump Organization that we still know of.

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“You know, when you talked about whether Donald Trump increased or decreased his wealth, every single word I said is 100% accurate.”

Cohen suffered a setback earlier this month, when a judge in New York ruled that the Trump Organization was not liable for legal fees he said were owed. He told NBC he wanted to make sure others “be held responsible for their dirty deeds. I shouldn’t be held responsible for Donald Trump’s dirty deeds.”

“Donald Trump Is The One Who Was Involved In The Campaign Finance Violation” [the payment to Daniels], as was Alan Weiselberg, as was Don Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric, you know, and so many other individuals. They should be held accountable.

“And I, like everyone else, look forward to the district attorney case of Cyrus Vance Jr. [and New York state attorney general] Tish James’ civil case, to move on, and start moving forward a little bit sooner.”

Cohen was asked if he believed the Trump Organization was “a criminal enterprise.”

“Suppose they committed the crime,” he said.

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