Disgraced former lawyer for Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, returned to the public eye over the weekend with an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press and told program moderator Chuck Todd that in his estimation, those conducting two ongoing probes of the former president’s business dealings already possess sufficient evidence to issue indictments, as Breitbart reports.
During his appearance on the Sunday show, Cohen touched on the current status of investigations of the Trump Organization undertaken separately by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James as well as that of the Manhattan district attorney.
The show’s host asked Cohen where he believes things presently stand and whether the new year could see indictments coming down against his former client, to which he replied, “I really try not to talk about it because it’s their investigation, nor do I want to tip off Trump or the Trump Organization’s people about what is actually happening.”
With that said, however, Cohen added that in his opinion, not only are those reviews of Trump’s business dealings targeting the former commander in chief himself, but they are also angling to ensnare members of his family, possibly including his children.
According to the former Trump attorney, “They are going after Donald. They’re going after Don Jr., Eric, Ivanka, a whole slew of individuals, family as well.”
In support of his contention that indictments against Trump and possibly other family members could well be imminent, Cohen made reference to his own previous allegations that the former president’s business was engaged making questionable valuations of its properties, saying, “You know, when you talked about whether or not Donald Trump inflated or deflated his assets, every single word that I had said about that is 100% accurate.”
As such, Cohen asserted that based on the evidence he alone has provided investigators, “they could indict Donald Trump tomorrow if they really wanted, and be successful.”
Curious about the true strength of the proof Cohen says exists against Trump, Todd inquired, “Are you their best – are you their only witness on this, or have they found other witnesses? Because it does seem as if they have this hypothesis, but you’ve got to prove it.”
In insisting on the veracity of his declarations, Cohen stated, “I can assure you that Donald Trump is guilty of his own crimes. Was I involved in much of the inflation and deflation of his assets? The answer to that is yes,” and though his prior guilty pleas and subsequent prison time may afford him considerable immunity from further criminal liability, there is little doubt that his credibility remains more than a little suspect.