Michael Cohen has recently been signaling his willingness to turn on President Donald Trump — and Michael Avenatti predicts he may very soon get his chance to do just that.
Cohen, who served as the president’s lawyer and fixer for years, is under federal investigation, potentially for business and election-related crimes. Many suspect that given his close history with Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in the case, his wrongdoing may implicate the president as well.
“I think time is certainly running out — I don’t think this is going to be delayed well into the fall,” Avenatti, a lawyer who has challenged both Cohen and Trump in court, told MSNBC’s Ari Melber on Wednesday. “I know there’s a lot of different factors at play right now. So I don’t know that it’s going to be tomorrow or the next day, or even next week, but I think time is running out on Michael Cohen.”
Pressed by Melber, Avenatti confirmed that he believes Cohen will be arrested by the end of the summer and that Cohen himself knows that.
“I think he has some idea what those charges will be. I don’t think he knows definitively,” Avenatti said.
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— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) July 11, 2018