Donald Trump’s house of cards could be on the verge of crashing down as his personal attorney is now threatening to turn on him if he is faced with criminal charges.
According to The Wall Street Journal, “One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges.”
The report details a conversation Trump had with Jay Goldberg, a man who “represented Mr. Trump in the 1990s and early 2000s.”
More from The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Goldberg said the volume of correspondence taken and the potential pressure the government can bring to bear on Mr. Cohen to testify puts the president in more potential peril from the Cohen matter than from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mr. Mueller is examining whether members of Mr. Trump’s campaign team colluded with Russians to affect the 2016 election. Russia officials have denied meddling in the election, and Mr. Trump has denied any collusion took place.
In the call, Mr. Goldberg, a former prosecutor who represented Mr. Trump in divorce and real-estate matters, said he stressed to the president that Mr. Cohen could even agree to wear a wire and try to record conversations with Mr. Trump. “You have to be alert,” Mr. Goldberg said he told the president. “I don’t care what Michael says.”
Donald Trump is in big trouble
There were already four major scandals looming over Trump’s president like a dark cloud – the Russia investigation, possible obstruction of justice charges, the Stormy Daniels controversy and today’s developments about Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.
Alone, just one of these has the potential to bring down this presidency. Together, they are a politically toxic combination.
The revelations surrounding Michael Cohen – from the recent FBI raids to Wednesday’s news that he could turn on Trump – could be the most potentially devastating for the White House.
One by one, all of Donald Trump’s chickens appear to be coming home to roost.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.