- Michael Cohen tweeted a doctored image appearing to show his former boss, Donald Trump, in jail.
- It was a response to the New York AG’s announcement that the Trump Org. faces a criminal probe.
- Cohen is Trump’s former lawyer and fixer. He started cooperating with prosecutors in 2018.
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Michael Cohen tweeted a photoshopped picture showing his former boss, Donald Trump, peerint out from behind bars after the New York Attorney General’s office announced it was investigating the Trump Organization “in a criminal capacity.”
“As more documents are reviewed by the #NYAG and #NYDA, it appears that the troubles for Donald #Trump will keep on coming! Soon enough, Donald and Associates will be held responsible for their actions,” Cohen tweeted on Tuesday night.
—Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) May 19, 2021
Cohen previously served as Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, and started working with prosecutors to testify against Trump in 2018.
The Tuesday announcement from the New York Attorney General’s office compounds Trump’s legal woes.
The former president is already facing a criminal investigation from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is reportedly looking into possible fraud and tax crimes at the Trump Organization, the umbrella company for Trump’s various businesses.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing, and claims that the investigations are politically motivated. Both James and Vance are Democrats.
The Washington Post reported, citing a source close to the investigation, that the two prosecutors’ offices are to work together in some respects in their investigations into the Trump Organization. The New York AG’s statement did not mention Vance’s office.
Cohen was once a member of Trump’s inner circle, and a trusted confidante.
However the relationship soured in 2017 after Cohen came under investigation for hush-money payments he paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump, and for lying to Congress over Trump’s business dealings in Russia.
Cohen served a jail sentence for those crimes, and has become one of his Trump’s most critical former aides.
In 2018, he started cooperating with prosecutors who were investigating his work with Trump, and testified to Congress in 2019. He also wrote a book about his experience working for Trump, calling the former president a racist, a conman, and a tax cheat.
Prosecutors working for Vance’s office have interviewed Cohen about his time working for the Trump Organization. Cohen tweeted after those meetings that they did not spell good news for Trump.
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