|Former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen|
The New York Times is reporting that Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and ‘fixer,’ Michael Cohen, is being investigated for possible tax and bank fraud to the tune of $20 million in loans related to the taxi business he and his family own.
Investigators are also examining whether Mr. Cohen violated campaign finance or other laws by helping to arrange financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump. The inquiry has entered the final stage and prosecutors are considering filing charges by the end of August, two of the people said.
Any criminal charges against Mr. Cohen would deal a significant blow to the president. Mr. Cohen, 52, worked for the president’s company, the Trump Organization, for more than a decade. He was one of Mr. Trump’s most loyal and visible aides and called himself the president’s personal lawyer after Mr. Trump took office.
Trump keeps calling the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a “witch hunt.”
If that were true, Mueller sure has found a considerable number of witches to indict.
Trump is also angry that Mueller is filing indictments that don’t seem related to “Russian interference,” but the Special Counsel was charged with investigating not only the election interference but any crimes that might arise from the investigation.
Does it make any sense that the police, while investigating a robbery, should ignore a dead body they trip over in the course of the investigation?