In news that should surprise absolutely no one, longtime Trump fixer Michael Cohen is reportedly telling his friends he’s about to get arrested.
The New York Daily News reports:
The longtime attorney and personal fixer to President Trump expects to be put in cuffs any day now, possibly opening up his top client to legal complications, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.Cohen has been telling friends he fears he will soon be indicted and arrested over the federal investigation he’s facing in New York, the source told the Daily News. Investigators are probing Cohen for bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, potential offenses that resulted in FBI raids at his Manhattan home, hotel room and office in April.
“None of it is good,” the Daily News’ source told them. (Seems very good, actually.) “Michael is very stressed out.” (I would be, too!)
Michael Avenatti, who refuses to shut up ever, weighed in on Twitter.
Cohen’s office was raided by the FBI on April 9, and is being investigated for bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Since then, we’ve found out that he took payments from AT&T and Novartis, as well as $500,000 from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, thanks to a law enforcement official who told the New Yorker that they leaked the payments after becoming alarmed that other sketchy Cohen financial transactions had disappeared off of a government database.
It was also reported by the BBC last month that the Ukrainian government paid Cohen six figures to get a one-on-one between the Ukrainian president and Trump.
As the Daily News noted, President Donald Trump hasn’t exactly ruled out pardoning Cohen. “I haven’t even thought about it,” Trump said last week. “I haven’t thought about any of it. It’s certainly far too early to be thinking about that.”