Donald trumpthe former personal lawyer of Michael cohen stated that the charges brought by Manhattan prosecutors against the Trump organization on Thursday are just the “tip of the iceberg” and there is “a lot more” to come.
Mr Weisselberg has also been accused of accepting significant benefits from the Trump Organization, including tuition fees for his grandson and apartment leases in order to circumvent taxes.
He pleaded not guilty to all 15 charges against him on Thursday, shortly after the charges were announced.
Speaking on CNN Writing show, Mr Cohen, who served as Mr Trump’s attorney from 2006 to 2018 and was once a close ally of the former president, said he “didn’t want people to think this case is about Allen Weisselberg and one apartment and one car free accommodation and so on ”.
“It’s much broader than that aspect,” said the former lawyer, who is currently under house arrest to serve the remainder of a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax evasion and violations of the law. campaign financing in the 2016 elections. race.
The recent accusations, Cohen said, are “but the tip – it’s the tip of the iceberg. And there is so much more to come, ”he said.
Ultimately, he said he did not believe leaders like Mr. Weisselberg were the target of the investigation, but “Trump Organization CEO Donald Trump himself.”
Cohen also said he believes Mr Weisselberg might be ready to cooperate with prosecutors, now that he knows he may have to spend his “golden years” behind bars.
“It would be crazy not to do it because right now his life is on the line. He is 74 years old. It gets three years, five years, whatever it is, it’s real time when you’re in your golden years. He does not want to be far from his wife, his sons and his grandchildren, ”he said.
Mr. Weisselberg’s head, Cohen said, “is on the chopping block.”
“And do you think Donald Trump will protect him? Well, if Allen comes back to what happened to me, the answer is a categorical no, ”he said.