Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen turned against him to save his own behind, and he hasn’t looked back once.
Cohen thinks the Justice Department should charge the former president with tax evasion, since it would be the quickest way to get a conviction that put him in jail and unable to run again for president in 2024.
“Everything Donald does is on purpose,” Cohen said. “The way that he took the documents, the way that he had them brought to Mar-a-Lago, the way he hid them, the way he sued, he had to turn them over, he didn’t turn them over, they find more documents whether it’s financial or these documents.”
Are there more?
He suggested that Trump could be hiding even more documents from authorities at his residence in Mar-A-Lago.
“The scary part is we don’t know what additional documents this man is hiding,” he said.
Cohen also said he thinks Trump will ignore the subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee, accusing him of not respecting “the process,” whatever that means. The January 6 committee’s process has been anything but fair, from keeping all but Trump-hating Republicans off the committee to televising what they think are the most harmful revelations.
“He doesn’t respect the process. This is the whole problem,” Cohen said. “This is a petulant child that you tell them, don’t stick your finger into the electric socket. No, I can do it. I can do whatever I want. And he’ll stick his finger, and he’ll get shocked like what’s going on now. Subpoenas, lawsuits, etcetera.”
Trump hanging on
Cohen admitted that everything that has been done so far has not hurt Trump much.
“But at the end of the day, it’s not killing him,” he said. “That’s why I keep going back to the same thing. Let’s stop the nonsense. Let’s go after the low-hanging fruit. We already know he tax evaded, enough. Why are we worried about this? Don’t worry about murder, extortion — as they did with Capone — get him on tax evasion. Let’s put this Mandarin Mussolini Menace behind bars, which is where he belongs.”
There have been rumors about prosecutors criminally charging Trump, but at this point, there is not likely to be any action until after the midterms.
Trump seems to have survived the raid of his Mar-A-Lago residence so far, but agents may still be processing the documents they took in hopes of finding something they could charge him with.
It seems that he hopes to run for president again in 2024, but many in the government establishment are hoping to find a way to prevent that, if at all possible.