In reaction to the stunning news that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia probe, one former United States Attorney is ringing the alarm.
“The potential significance of Cohen’s cooperation is immense,” Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. Attorney in Florida, told ABC News.
“It cannot be determined if Cohen’s cooperation will lead to other criminal allegations,” Coffey said. “But for most high-powered business people with complex business interests, having one’s personal attorney become a star witness for the prosecution is the worst possible legal nightmare.”
Cohen is expected to plead guilty to making false statements to Congress regarding the Russia investigation in Manhattan court on Thursday morning, ABC News first reported.
The president’s former lawyer previously entered a plea deal with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York over campaign finance violations related to the payoff of women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.
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SOURCE: Mediaite, Aidan McLaughlin