The New York Times is reporting that prosecutors are looking to charge Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, with $20 MILLION in fraud.
1. Feds looking into $20 million in bank fraud by Cohen
2. Still looking into campaign finance violations
3. Whether Cohen failed to report income from taxi medallions to IRS
4. They may file charges as soon as late August @maggieNYT @WRashbaum scoophttps://t.co/0AkdrCS3WP
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 19, 2018
The left is REALLY hoping this means Cohen is closer to flipping on Trump:
President Trump’s former personal lawyer is being investigated over more than $20 million in loans to taxi companies owned by him and his family — and could face charges within the next two weeks, according to a new report Sunday.
Michael Cohen is also being probed over deals to buy the silence of women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, The New York Times reported.
Federal authorities are in the final stage of their investigation and are weighing charges including bank and tax fraud and violations of campaign finance law, people familiar with the matter told the paper.
Prosecutors are considering filing charges against Cohen by the end of the month, two of the sources reportedly said.
I dunno. $20 million just doesn’t sound like a whole lot. And even if he *does* want to flip, he needs to have the goods on Trump, or somebody, to exchange for immunity. But the left sure is happy right now….
So ya’ll have an open thread. Here’s some comment fodder:
Omarosa walked into them White House meetings like... pic.twitter.com/SdDs0BJech— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 18, 2018
100% accurate. Trust me, I’m a professional. pic.twitter.com/8BL3HlcsX4— Dawn 💙⚾️ (@aurora_g96) August 19, 2018
No idea who that cop is but if a NFL team doesn’t sign him this week they’re idiots pic.twitter.com/DqquziInup— Denlesks (@Denlesks) August 19, 2018
I’d love to know the back story..... pic.twitter.com/1lV7cLmMJU— You Had One Job (@YouHadOneJ0B) August 19, 2018
Woulda been so perfect if the dog tore the guy to pieces. https://t.co/5WtbDVzCOR— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) August 19, 2018
Now go get some sleep, you have to work on Monday!