The Fix Is In
By Eve Berliner
The President of the
Donald Trump personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen.
By Eve Berliner
Here are the judicious words of Trump longtime confidante and personal attorney, Michael Dean Cohen, in a 2011 interview with ABC News:
ďIf somebody does something Mr. Trump doesnít like, I do everything in my power to resolve it to Mr. Trumpís benefit.† If you do something wrong, Iím going to come at you, grab you by the neck and Iím not going to let go until Iím finished.Ē
And to reporter Tim Mak of The Daily Beast who in 2015 dared to ask Cohen to comment on an allegation of rape leveled against Donald by first wife Ivana -- [recanted during Trumpís 2016 presidential run]:
ďIím warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what Iím going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting.Ē
Today Cohenís star has fallen, faced with criminal investigation by Federal prosecutors for possible bank fraud, wire fraud, campaign finance violations and assorted dirty dealings and machinations.
The stunning FBI raid on Cohenís home, office, hotel room, bank security box, et al. yielded a gold mine.† Agents seized emails, tax records, business records, financial records, hard drives and most important, surreptitious recordings of Cohenís telephone conversations in the course of his duties as Trumpís personal attorney and fixer.†
Donald Trump phoned Cohen the other day.† He is advised not to do so.†
Did he secretly tape record their years of unguarded, intensely private, explosive conversation?†
Would he betray?
They understand each other.† The thug mentality.† The loyal trusted accomplice.
He is like a son to him.
Who can he trust now, Vladimir?
Hope Hicks is gone. His shadow and former bodyguard, Keith Schiller Ė in on all his shenanigans Ė is gone.† And now the prodigal son, the Enforcer, the Fixer, Michael Cohen, upon whom he relies so deeply, so faithfully, silenced, stolen away from him.† Even his dearest Ivanka is more estranged and torn with mixed loyalties to Kushner.
Fear mushrooming in the depths of him.
The question at hand.† Can Michael Cohen now be trusted?† Facing twenty or thirty years in prison, would he give up his life for Donald Trump?†
Will he flip?†
Will he squeal?
Will he wear a wire?
Will he turn?
He was like a son.
ďIím the guy who protects the President and the family.† Iím the guy who would take a bullet for
the President,Ē Michael Cohen told Vanity Fair magazine in September of 2017.
Self-preservation, a basic urge of the human race.†
He was like a son.†
Trust, Loyalty, Omerta.