Michael Cohen Predicts Trump Plan To Save Himself If He Loses The Election
Written by Huffingtonpost on September 8, 2020
Michael Cohen, the previous longtime fixer and private legal professional to President Donald Trump, says he believes his previous boss has a backup plan to avoid wasting himself from felony prosecution if he loses the November election to former Vice President Joe Biden.
The drama, he stated, would happen within the 11 weeks between Election Day and the Jan. 20 inauguration.
“My suspicion is that he’ll resign as president,” he informed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night time. “He’ll enable Mike Pence to take over, and he’ll then go forward and have Mike Pence pardon him.”
Trump has freely used his pardon energy to assist political allies, granting a commutation to Roger Stone, a pardon to disgraced former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a pardon to former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, who has been a Trump supporter on Fox Information.
The president has additionally claimed he can pardon himself, which no president has carried out and would probably go to the Supreme Courtroom, making a pardon from an elevated Vice President Pence a extra assured route of success.
Cohen turned in opposition to his former boss in 2018 when he cooperated with investigators, testified earlier than Congress and pleaded responsible to quite a few felony fees, together with mendacity to Congress and violating marketing campaign finance legislation, which he says he did for Trump.
He was sentenced to a few years in jail, which he’s now serving at residence after being launched as a result of coronavirus pandemic. He’s selling his new anti-Trump memoir, “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Private Lawyer to President Donald J. Trump.”
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