Donald Trump found out who is going to betray him to Robert Mueller
Journalists and Democrats have speculated for months that a member of President Trump’s inner circle would betray him to special counsel Robert Mueller.
They may have finally found their man.
One Trump associated gave an interview where he sent signals he was ready to betray President Trump.
Trump attorney Michael Cohen has been the subject of a federal investigation since Robert Mueller referred his case to the Southern District of New York.
Cohen’s home and office were subsequently raided by the FBI and pundits and legal experts began the countdown as to when he would be indicted.
On Monday, Cohen gave an interview to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos where he sent an unmistakable signal that he would cooperate with federal prosecutors and dish dirt on President Trump.
“When I asked Cohen directly what he would do if prosecutors forced him to choose between protecting the president and protecting his family, he said his family is “my first priority.”
Cohen added: “Once I understand what charges might be filed against me, if any at all, I will defer to my new counsel, Guy Petrillo, for guidance.”
But when I pointed out to Cohen that he wasn’t repeating past vows to “take a bullet” and “do anything” to protect the president, the longtime Trump loyalist left little doubt about where he stands now, saying simply: “To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country have my first loyalty.”
But it’s unclear what Cohen could offer prosecutors.
Later on in the interview he completely denied any allegations of colluding with the Russians.
If he can’t provide evidence of Russian collusion then the best he could offer up is Trump’s supposed knowledge of his payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels.
And public polling has shown the American people have digested that story and moved on.