Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, is telling friends that he is expecting to be arrested any day now, according to a “Vanity Fair” report on Tuesday.
A former White House official told the magazine that Trump should be “super worried” about his long-time partner.
“If anyone can blow up Trump, it’s him,” the official told Vanity Fair.
Trump aides have been reportedly worried about the former lawyer and the possibility that he might cooperate with investigators. Cohen denied the “Vanity Fair” report.
Your Alleged Source Is Wrong
“Your alleged source is wrong!” Cohen wrote Vanity Fair in a text message.
Another anonymous source told the “New York Daily News” that Cohen is “very stressed out” about facing a possible indictment.
“None of it is good,” the source reportedly said.
Trump’s former lawyer is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. They are looking at a number of possible crimes, including potential bank fraud and campaign finance violations.
The lawyer’s home, office and hotel room was raided by the FBI in April. A federal judge ruled on Friday that Cohen’s legal team must publicly file any challenge they make against a special master’s decision on evidence seized from Cohen during the raid.
There were hundreds of thousands of items taken in the FBI raids, but only 162 of them have been declared to have attorney-client protection.
Some of the materials taken were connected to the $130,000 payment in hush money Cohen made to Stormy Daniels. She is the adult-film star who claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006.
Trump denies the affair, although he has acknowledged that he reimbursed his lawyer for the payment.
Cohen has not been charged with a crime and has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
Do you believe the Vanity Fair report? Do you think Cohen is on the verge of being arrested, and will that spell trouble for the president?