On MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Michael Cohen, a former personal attorney for Donald Trump, predicted that the former president would be indicted on Monday.
The panelists discussed the Manhattan district attorney’s office convening a grand jury as part of a criminal investigation into a 2016 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels that former President Donald Trump allegedly authorized, according to a report by Breitbart News.
Discussing his congressional testimony, Cohen said, “There was more than a dozen investigations that were spurred as a direct result of that testimony.
“Whether it is the New York attorney general and again, I thank our unsinkable Attorney General, Letitia James, for acknowledging my participation.
“Fourteen times I met with the district attorney. I spoke to eight different congressional committees, I spoke to eight times to different congressional committees.
“That’s a lot of testimony. Hundreds and hundreds of hours worth of it. My hope, like the hope of so many people in America, is this man is held to account for what he is responsible for.”
He added, “Donald Trump needs to be held accountable. You know, there’s the expression with the grand jury that they could indict ham a sandwich. Well, in this case, I think they’re going to indict the whole pig.”
Evidence of the former president’s alleged misconduct on January 6 was also presented to a grand jury. The same can be said about the criminal investigation into his mishandling of classified documents.
A grand jury has even been appointed to hear evidence in the investigation into Trump’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
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However, it appears that the former president will have to deal with yet another grand jury. Today’s New York Times reported:
“The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury about Donald J. Trump’s role in paying hush money to a porn star during his 2016 presidential campaign, laying the groundwork for potential criminal charges against the former president in the coming months, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
“The grand jury was recently impaneled, and witness testimony will soon begin, a clear signal that the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, is nearing a decision about whether to charge Mr. Trump,” the Times stated.
Prosecutors have already sought interviews with witnesses, according to the Times’ reporting, which has not been independently verified by MSNBC or NBC News.
In fact, David Pecker, the former publisher of The National Enquirer, the tabloid that helped broker the deal with Stormy Daniels, was seen today entering the New York building where the grand jury is sitting.