Michael Cohen says NY probe will ‘finish’ the Trump Organization
- Michael Cohen said the New York investigation into the Trump Organization “will put an end to the entire company.”
- Cohen said investigators have what it takes to “eventually liquidate” the company.
- Cohen predicted that one or two of Trump’s children “might have to fall to the sword for him.”
Michael Cohen, a one-time personal attorney to former President Donald Trump, believes an investigation into possible fraudulent practices at the Trump Organization will “end” the company.
Cohen, who worked for Trump and was his fixer and confidante for a decade, spoke to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday, weighing in on the ongoing investigation in New York into the Trump Organization.
In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to felony counts including tax evasion, campaign finance violations and bank fraud. He was sentenced to three years in prison in December that year and was sacked by the New York Supreme Court in February 2019.
Cohen told MSNBC that the investigation, which began with the New York attorney general’s $250 million civil lawsuit against the Trump family, “will eventually eliminate the Trump Organization — Donald, Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Weiselberg, McConkey and the rest.”
“It’s going to wipe out the whole company,” he said.
Cohen made references to Alan Weiselberg, the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, who in August admitted to orchestrating the payroll tax-dodge scheme at the organization, and Jeff McConkey, Weiselberg’s right-hand man.
“I’ve been screaming at the top of the mountain for three and a half, four years, which is that the Trump Organization is a criminal enterprise and I’ve been thrown under the bus by dear old Donald,” he said.
Cohen also said that one or two of Trump’s children may have to “fall on the sword” for their father. Trump’s three eldest children — Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump — are listed in James’ lawsuit.
to remember yell out James announced the trial on Wednesday, with Cohen saying he felt he was “finally getting recognition” for his role in the investigation. James is also seeking to stop Trump from doing business in New York and has accused the former president of raising billions in wealth.
Representatives for Trump’s post-presidency press office and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to insider requests for comment.