Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen isn’t just giving evidence to Robert Mueller and his team, he’s also now meeting with prosecutors for the Southern District of New York (which actually prosecuted him) and the state prosecutors working on a lawsuit against Trump’s fraudulent foundation. So naturally, Trump is now claiming that he barely knew the guy.
Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump’s family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.
The group, which included the federal prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York who charged Cohen in August and officials from the New York Attorney General’s office, met at the Midtown New York City office of Cohen’s attorney, Guy Petrillo, these people said…
Trump has denied those claims, and in the AP interview he described Cohen as “a PR person who did small legal work, very small legal work.”“He wasn’t in trouble for what he did for me; he was in trouble for what he did for other people,” Trump said. “He represented me very little. It’s a very low level. And what he was is also a public relations person.”
And of course, he fetched coffee once in a while. No one could possibly believe this. Trump and Cohen were joined at the hip for a decade. Cohen was Trump’s fixer, sent to threaten or buy off anyone who posed a threat to Trump. That means he knows all of the things that led to them being a threat, all the actions Trump took that made people come after him. He was also the guy Trump sent around the world to negotiate new resort deals, including in Moscow, so he knows all the details on that too. Trump can pretend he was just an occasional errand boy, and I’m sure his followers will buy that. Hell, they’ll believe anything he tells them. But that won’t help him one bit in court if it ends up there and it won’t prevent all of that evidence from making its way into Mueller’s report to Congress.