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Cohen Meets With New York DA For 7th Time As Grand Jury Considers Indicting Trump

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, recently met with prosecutors working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., a sign that the criminal investigation of the failed, one-term former president is gaining steam and providing new information to a grand jury that was impaneled last year.

According to CNN:

“A source close to the investigation says that Michael Cohen met for the seventh time with prosecutors from the Manhattan’s district attorney’s office. Cohen started talking to them when he was in prison for facilitating those hush-money payments on behalf of former president Donald Trump, but in the past recent weeks, his meetings have increased in frequency, and he has gone in now for the seventh time.”

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Cohen is of special interest to prosecutors due to his role in hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump, who feared details of his affair with her would ruin his chances of winning the 2016 election:

“(Cohen) also testified before Congress, you might remember, saying that the former president had manipulated the value of his financial statement in inflating the value of his assets when dealing with banks and insurance companies and deflating the value when it came time to pay taxes. Prosecutors are interested in speaking to Michael Cohen about this. He knows how the company works. He’s the former president’s fixer. He knows the relationships between the president and his chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. This is a financial investigation. Knowledge about how the place works is really key.”

Cohen’s latest sit-down with Vance’s staff is the worst possible news for Trump, as his former attorney may also have information about financial crimes committed by the Donald. Crimes such as tax and insurance fraud are reportedly a focus of the Manhattan investigation into Trump.

Cohen recently said that Trump should start getting used to the idea of wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, and could wind up being a key witness if Trump is charged and placed on trial.

For Trump, it’s yet another negative development on top of a flood of legal happenings that have been taking place since he left office in January. And there will likely be more in the days ahead.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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