On Tuesday, Michael Cohen had something to say shortly after a jury found the Trump Organization guilty of a tax fraud scheme. The business was found guilty by a jury of 17 counts of tax fraud and other financial irregularities.
“Despite the quick and accurate determination by the jury convicting the Trump Organization on all counts, once again the man behind all the decisions and actions at the company escapes culpability,” Cohen told Raw Story.
For the past few weeks, Trump has been screaming about how his acts during the previous 15 years were just “fringe bonuses” that all businesses provide. However, that does not imply that it is legitimate.
Cohen said he was startled that Allen “Weisselberg has been less than truthful, despite the potential consequences of a lengthy prison sentence.”
Weisselberg agreed to disclose the truth in exchange for a substantially longer sentence in prison if he broke his end of the bargain. Weisselberg refused to cooperate during his testimony before the court and only partially implicated Donald Trump. Even further, Weisselberg said that he was the one in charge of the extra benefits. However, the jury determined that Weisselberg was lying, finding the Trump Organization responsible for a widespread conspiracy.
Cohen also brought up the recently reopened probe at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office under Alvin Bragg.
He explained that Trump has become “very nervous” as a result of his several conversations with the district attorney’s office.
“Without getting into the specifics, I don’t think it’s right for the case, especially as it looks like there might be a case being brought. I can tell you he should be very uncomfortable. Alvin Bragg to have looking at this new attorney Mathew Colangelo, he really should be quite concerned,” Cohen stated.
Cohen recently revealed that if Donald Trump is elected president once more, he worries for his safety.
“Yeah, I am,” Cohen, who was Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, replied when asked if he’s concerned about his well-being if Trump returns to the White House.
“Actually, I’m worried for your safety, too,” he said, “and everybody else in America.”
“My fear is that you’re going to see like what you see in Russia right now,” Cohen added in an interview with ITK this week. “All of these individuals flying out of windows or mysterious deaths of suicide. Donald has a very long list of — we’ll call it an enemies list — and I’m certain that I am definitively on it.”
Even though Cohen, a former Trump lawyer, has become one of the former president’s most outspoken detractors, labeling him a “con man” and a “predator,” Cohen claims that even that hasn’t prevented GOP groups from emailing him for donations.
“I’ve never been a Republican. In [1987 and 1988] I worked for Rep. Joe Moakley [D-Mass.], that’s how far back I go to the Democratic Party. But what’s interesting is every single day, I must get at least 15 to 20 [emails] — and that’s on a light day — from Donald.”
“’ Hey, friend. I need you,’” Cohen said, imitating a fundraising pitch from his former boss.
“’One thousand times we’re going to increase your donation,’” Cohen continued. “I’d be curious to know if anybody’s increasing people’s donations or matching 1000 percent.”
That’s a part of the reason why Cohen claims that despite his public flirtations with a 2024 presidential run, Trump won’t actually go for it. Cohen, who served as Trump’s self-described “fixer” for more than a decade until 2018, later referred to him as a “racist” and a “cheat” in a statement before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.