I’ve spent months trying to forget the four years of the Trump administration, which is why I keep needing to give myself primers on all of these people. Michael Cohen was Donald Trump’s in-house mob lawyer until Cohen was caught and charged with crimes. Cohen immediately turned on Trump and even testified against Trump in a Congressional hearing in 2019. For all the good it did. Cohen has always maintained that all of the crimes are there, out in the open, and all it would take is a good prosecutor and some search warrants. Which is why Cohen has been giving interviews following the FBI raids on Rudy Giuliani’s home and office. Cohen knows how much sh-t Rudy had access to. Cohen knows that Rudy will fart and then turn on Trump. Some highlights from Cohen’s interview with CNN:
Cohen thinks Giuliani is “absolutely” going to turn on Trump to save himself. Appearing on CNN on Thursday, the ex-president’s former “fixer,” who was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion and campaign-finance violations, predicted that Rudy is sweating profusely at the moment, and despite whatever he and his son claim, knows that he’s in trouble. “There’s no doubt that he’s nervous…. And it’s rightfully so that he’s nervous, because he knows the power of the SDNY is unlimited, and they use that power,” Cohen told Alisyn Camerota. Noting that Giuliani likely “has no interest in going to prison and spending the golden years of his life behind bars. Do I think Rudy will give up Donald in a heartbeat? Absolutely. He certainly doesn’t want to follow my path down into a 36-month sentence.”
Cohen on Giuliani knowing what’s on his devices: “Who knows what Rudy was involved with. What we’re going to find out is, there are text messages, there are emails, there are different types of communication apps that the FBI knows how to reestablish, even if Rudy, who I don’t think is technological, tried to—tried to delete or what have you…. And what happens is, they may be starting the investigation looking at things like the Ukrainian conversations between himself, Lev Parnas, and others [and then] you may end up finding that Jared Kushner was involved or Don Jr. or a host of other individuals in Trump’s orbit. And what happens then is that the Southern District, they end up expanding the probe…. We have no idea how expansive that this investigation is going to ultimately reveal itself, because Rudy’s an idiot. And that’s the problem. Rudy drinks too much. Rudy behaves in such an erratic manner that, who knows what’s on those telephones or what’s on his computers?
Cohen on Trump: “He was afraid even when they raided my home and my law office. “Because Donald Trump cares about only one person, and I say it all the time. He cares about only himself. So, he doesn’t care that they raided Rudy’s home. He doesn’t care that they raided Rudy’s law office. What is it going to do to affect me, is all that he’s thinking right now. What did stupid Rudy do? What did stupid Rudy write? What sort of text messages or emails? What sort of stupid things was Rudy up to that’s now going to implicate me? Because Donald knows he has enough trouble right now between Tish James and the attorney general’s office, as well as Cy Vance and the district attorney’s office here in New York…. He knows that he has all sorts of legal issues. He didn’t need more. That’s one thing I can assure you.”
“We have no idea how expansive that this investigation is going to ultimately reveal itself, because Rudy’s an idiot. And that’s the problem. Rudy drinks too much. Rudy behaves in such an erratic manner…” Yes. I didn’t know Rudy was a drinker, but it makes sense and it would explain his public performances in recent years. I thought it was pills, but sure, it could be alcohol. He looks like he’s always got vodka-breath. Anyway, just another reminder: things are starting to happen. And the feds must think that Rudy Giuliani is the weakest link, and they’re starting with him as they begin to build their case.
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