By Dave McElhaney | December 23, 2018 | Comments Off on My Advice For Michael Cohen
“My loyalty for Trump is deep and un-wavering” he said. “I’d never walk away. He’s one man who wants to do so much good but has so many detractors.” This is an excerpt from an article in Vanity Fair magazine written by Emily J. Fox dated September 6, 2017. Its title was “Michael Cohen would take a bullet for Donald Trump.” Cohen’s bullet quote went like this “I’m the guy who stops the leaks. I’m the guy who protects the president and the family. I’m the guy who would take a bullet for the president.”
In that article Fox went on to describe Cohen as “like Trump, he is a porous filter, a perennially pumped up chest and a penchant for histrionics when things aren’t going his way.” She also said the subject of loyalty came up 12 more times in her interview with Cohen and that he was adamant neither he nor Trump had culluded with Russia to hack the DNC. He also reiterated by telling Fox, “Even with the expense to my own family, I’d never walk away.”
So, what happened to the so-called 6th Trump child? He obviously flipped. And now the man once known as “Trump’s Pitbull,” looks more like the Looney Tunes St Bernard dog who makes himself Martinis.
We know when Michael Cohen flipped. After the FBI raided his office in April of this year in a July interview with George Stephanopolous he said “My wife my daughter and my son have [my] first loyalty and always will. I put my family and country first.” This was his first signal of flipping.
As of now Michael Cohen has been sentenced to 3 years in prison by US district Judge William Pauley III. Also from the same CNN report by Sophie Tatum: Judge Pauley stated “Cohen pleaded guilty to a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent behavior, motivated by personal greed and ambition,” It is important to note the word “smorgasbord.” Even though it may invoke the image of Swedish sandwiches, what the judge meant was, he pleaded guilty to a lot more than the hush money he paid to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
If you take a look at Michael Cohen’s involvement with Donald Trump it goes back 12 years to 2006. Cohen was first introduced to Trump by his father- in- law, Fima Schusterman, who immigrated from the Ukraine in 1975. Shusterman was implicated in trying to defraud the IRS with his businesses back in 1993. Cohen’s uncle, Dr. Morty Levine, gave medical aid to members of a high ranking Mafia family, according to Wikipedia. After being a partner in a law firm Cohen joined the Trump organization in 2006. At that time he had previously bought condos at Trump Tower. He continued his climb up the Trump organization until he became vice president of Trump Entertainment, Trump’s personal attorney and bought a 6.7 million- dollar New York Condo.
Michael Cohen’s other corporate entities and financial positions in the past 12 years have been so many that I will not attempt to list even half of them, but the common thread is that they are shady. And before his fall out with Trump, he’d have sued even Mr. Rogers for defamation of character.
And now Cohen is saying “I will not be the villain in his story. The man doesn’t tell the truth, of course he knew about the payments,” etc. Obviously attempting to recast himself.
My advice to Michael Cohen is to quit the act, don’t try to redeem yourself. You too had a corrupt history even before Trump. I would also tell him don’t inflict us with your autobiography telling the world how Trump ruined your life.
But you know that’s exactly what he’s going to do.