- Michael Cohen said the New York investigation into the Trump Organization would “take down the whole company.”
- Cohen said investigators have what it takes to “finally bring down” the organization.
- Cohen predicted that one or two of Trump’s children might “fall on the sword for him.”
Former President Donald Trump’s one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen believes an investigation into possible fraudulent practices at the Trump Organization will “finish” the company.
Cohen, who worked for Trump and was his fixer and confidant for a decade, Speaking to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday, New York focuses on the ongoing investigation into the Trump Organization.
In 2018, Cohen Guilty of self For crimes including tax evasion, campaign finance violations, and bank fraud. he was Sentenced in December He was sentenced to three years in prison that year and was paroled in February 2019 New York Supreme Court.
Cohen told MSNBC that the New York attorney general’s investigation into the $250 million civil suit against the Trump family “will finally bring down the Trump Organization — Donald, Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Weiselberg, McConney and the rest.”
“It’s going to kill the whole company,” he added.
Cohen cited former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weiselberg, who admitted in August to orchestrating a payroll tax-dodge scheme at the organization, and Jeff McConney, Weiselberg’s right-hand man.
“I’ve been sitting on the mountaintop screaming for three and a half, four years that the Trump Organization is a criminal enterprise and dear old Donald threw me under the bus,” she said.
Cohen also claimed that one or two of Trump’s children might “fall on the sword” for their father. Trump’s three older children — Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump — are listed in James’ lawsuit.
withdrawal shout out When he announced the lawsuit Wednesday, Cohen said he felt he was “finally getting recognition” for his role in the investigation, which he received from James. James is seeking to block Trump from conducting business in New York and has accused the former president of increasing his net worth by billions.
Representatives for Trump’s post-presidential press office and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.