There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind at this point that at the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into the illegal activities that went on in the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, there will be quite a number of indictments, and a lot of Donald Trump’s associates will go to jail, if not Trump himself.
That seems a little disappointing, though, considering it has been Trump himself who has benefited the most from the actions that are likely to wind his pals and underlings in the slammer. But if he is able to avoid jail time after very, very clearly obstructing justice and also probably committing treason by trading sanction relief for election assistance, it will be on the talents of his long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Maybe the first time you heard Cohen’s name was the same day you learned the name Stormy Daniels. But by the time Cohen pulled out a shady $130K payment to keep a porn star quiet about her affair with Trump just weeks before the election, he’d already been a “fixer” for Trump for many, many years.
Now it seems that his connection to Trump runs deep enough that Robert Mueller wants to take a closer look at it.
Specifically, Mueller has taken an interest in the letter of intent that Cohen brought Trump for a signature regarding a Moscow construction project in October of 2015. The letter was forwarded to Trump’s attorney by Felix Sater, an associate of the Russian Mafia. Shortly after, Cohen sent an email to Vladimir Putin himself in an effort to advance the project Trump had undertaken with the Mafia-connected Sater.
But that’s not all Mueller is looking at — Cohen also shuffled a “peace proposal” into Trump’s hands regarding Ukraine. The proposal was notably pro-Russia.
Cohen is one of the Trump associates on the list of contacts Mueller asked for records of communication from. That list also includes Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks, and a host of other players in the Trump inner circle — but Cohen is the only one on the list still working for Trump.
Let’s see how long that lasts after he meets with Mueller.
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