- Michael Cohen said the New York investigation into the Trump Organization would “put an end to the entire company.”
- Trump’s former personal attorney said investigators have access to all they need to “ultimately terminate” the company.
- New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the civil fraud suit on Wednesday.
Michael Cohen, former President Donald Trump’s ex-personal attorney believes the New York probe into possible fraudulent practices in the Trump Organization would put “an end” to the company.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday, Cohen weighed in on the ongoing probe in New York into the Trump Organization. Cohen used to work as Trump’s fixer and confidante for ten years.
Four years ago, Cohen pleaded guilty to felonies that included tax evasion, campaign finance violations, and bank fraud. In December 2017, he was sentenced to three years in prison and was disbarred in February 2019 by the New York Supreme Court.
In the MSNBC interview, Cohen told Hayes that the investigation against the Trump family would “ultimately terminate the Trump Organization — Donald, Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Weisselberg, McConney, and the rest of them.”
“This is going to put an end to the entire company,” he added.
Cohen referenced Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s former chief financial officer and Jeff McConney, Weisselberg’s right-hand man. Weisselberg admitted in August to orchestrating a payroll tax-dodge scheme at the company.
“I’ve been sitting on the mountaintops yelling for three-and-a-half, four years, which is that the Trump Organization is a criminal enterprise and that I got thrown under the bus by dear old Donald,” he said.
Cohen also predicted that one or two of Trump’s children will have to “fall on the sword” for their father. Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump are all listed in the AG’s lawsuit.
Cohen said he received a shoutout from James when she announced the suit on Wednesday. The former lawyer said he felt that he was “finally getting recognition” for his role in the investigation. James, who seeks to bar the Trump family from conducting business in New York, has accused the former president of inflating his net worth by billions.
Source: Yahoo! News