As if Paul Manafort‘s flip wasn’t bad enough, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Vanity Fair reported:
In recent weeks, it has also become common knowledge among close friends of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, that Cohen is talking to the Mueller team, according to people familiar with the situation. (Cohen did not respond to request for comment, nor did his attorney, Guy Petrillo. A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.)
The extent and purpose of those talks is not entirely clear. Last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax evasion, lying to a bank, and campaign-finance violations. During his allocution in front of a packed courtroom, Cohen read carefully chosen words stating that Trump had directed him to make payments to two women who had alleged affairs with the then-candidate, implicating the president as his co-conspirator.
The Circle Is Closing Around Trump
Trump has gone into hiding as his White House tries to change the topic on cable news back to Hurricane Florence, but the reality can’t be denied. The only news that could equal or be worse for Trump that Paul Manafort flipping is Michael Cohen spending weeks talking to Robert Mueller. Trump has shown zero loyalty to those around him, which is why he is getting no loyalty now.
It is every person for themselves and those who were closest to Trump are trying to save their own lives.
Michael Cohen knows more about the Trump operation than Paul Manafort. Cohen is capable of doing exponentially more damage to Trump than Manafort. Paul Manafort is the connection to the Russia scandal. Michael Cohen knows the details of a decade-plus of Trump family crimes. Trump‘s world is collapsing as the long arm of the law is finally catching up with Donald Trump, his family, and the Trump Organization.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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