On Thursday, Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer of former President Trump and key witness in the Manhattan district attorney’s case revealed that he believed Trump was “petrified” following a New York grand jury’s decision to indict him.
Trump has been indicted on criminal charges relating to his role in the hush money payment made on his behalf by Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. During an interview with MSNBC, Cohen revealed that he believed Trump was now “petrified” as being “called out for who and what he is” is “one of his biggest fears.”
Cohen previously pleaded guilty in 2018 to campaign finance violation charges that were connected to the $130,000 payment made to Daniels in exchange for her silence over her alleged affair with Trump close to a decade before. Trump has repeatedly denied the affair.
Cohen on Thursday stated that all the actions he had taken at the time had been “at the direction of, for the benefit of, and in cooperation with Donald J. Trump.” He added that he had been made to plead guilty to charges on many of the things that they are currently looking into in Trump’s probe. He concluded that “What’s good for one has to be good for all.”
He finally argued that this is an “important day for … justice and also for accountability,” in the country.
Trump has repeatedly dismissed the probe claiming that it is politically motivated. On Thursday he went as far as to accuse the Democrats of “weaponizing our justice system to punish a political opponent.”