Former President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer and long-time confidant, Michael Cohen, warned Trump’s new attorneys about making public statements regarding the former President’s cases.
Cohen, who spent time in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion and finance violations, explained that a “slew of other attorneys… have found themselves in trouble thanks to dear old Donald.”
Cohen also called Trump’s current attorney Joe Tacopina a “disgrace to the profession of law” after Tacopina gave a series of interviews defending Trump in the adult film star Stormy Daniels’ hush-money case, that Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s District Attorney, is investigating.
Cohen pleaded guilty to paying Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 days before the 2016 Presidential election to keep her quiet about her allegations that she had been involved with the GOP’s then-Presidential nominee.
Cohen, who, under oath and in print, claimed Trump had reimbursed him the cash after he paid off Daniels.
Earlier in the week, Trump was invited to testify before a Grand Jury, and many legal experts have detailed that the invitation was a “last stop” before an indictment in cases like Trump’s.
In a statement revealing he wouldn’t testify before the Grand Jury, the former President described the Daniels investigation as a “fake case” and “political witch hunt.”
If a Grand Jury chooses to indict Trump, he would be the first former President to be charged and could be detrimental to the former President’s hope of reclaiming his role in the White House in 2024.