Michael Cohen says that Trump should be very nervous about the possibility of more lawsuits against him.
Cohen said Tuesday’s conviction of the Trump Organization opened the door for more cases to be filed.
Cohen in 2018 pleaded guilty to tax evasion, campaign finance violations and bank fraud.
Michael Cohen, former attorney and mediator for former President Donald Trumpsays Trump still has a lot to be nervous about despite not being personally convicted in the Trump Organization tax fraud lawsuit.
Cohen made the comments in an appearance on MSNBCwhere he talked about how the The Trump Organization was found guilty Tuesday of tax fraud in Manhattan. The trial means the Trump Organization now has felony status as Trump enters his third run for president. Trump escaped personal conviction, but on Tuesday criticized his organization being punished on fraud charges.
Cohen told MSNBC that Trump should be “very nervous” about what’s to come, saying that Trump will likely face more criminal exposure. Cohen added that Trump should be anxious because he, too, has spoken to the New York district attorney’s office more than a dozen times about his work at the company.
“I can tell you that he should be very uncomfortable,” Cohen told MSNBC, referring to his own testimony before the District Attorney’s Office.
Cohen in 2018 pleaded guilty to serious crimes including tax evasion, campaign finance violations and bank fraud. He was sentenced in december 2018 to three years in prison and was disqualified in February 2019 by the New York Supreme Court. he has since cooperated with the Manhattan district attorney’s office in his investigation of the former president.
cohen in september predicted that Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million civil lawsuit against the Trump Organization will “finally end” the company. At the time, he said one or two of Trump’s adult children might have to “fall on the sword for him” to keep him out of trouble.
Trump and his businesses remain embroiled in at least a dozen investigations, including an investigation into Georgia’s Fulton County into whether Trump and his associates attempted to interfere in the state’s 2020 presidential election. Other high-profile investigations include one led by the Justice Department into whether Trump mishandled top-secret and classified documents by bringing them to his Mar-a-Lago residence.
A representative for Trump’s post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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