It’s not often that you have a case where you’re screwed whether you’re telling the truth or not. But that’s exactly what happened when Trump declared that he didn’t know about the hush money deal Michael Cohen brokered with Stormy Daniels.
If he’s lying, he’s opened himself up to perjury and implicated himself in a campaign finance violation. But if he’s telling the truth, he may have ended Cohen’s legal career. Not only are lawyers required to keep their clients informed of such matters, but they aren’t allowed to offer financial assistance to a client in most cases. Plus, if Trump didn’t know about the agreement, it legally doesn’t exist.
But Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, suggested there’s one other way this statement could bite Trump hard. He thinks it could potentially lead to Cohen flipping on Trump. Watch here.
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 5, 2018
Avenatti told Ari Melber that all indications are that the Trump team is “setting Michael Cohen up to be the fall guy.” He’s bound to be under a lot of pressure—and Avenatti isn’t sure if Cohen can handle it. In a colossal understatement, Avenatti said that “very, very bad things could happen” if Cohen were to break ranks.
It cannot be repeated enough—Trump is cooked even if he’s telling the truth. Isn’t karma lovely?