Michael Cohen, the ex-personal attorney for former President Donald Trump, said prosecutors in New York have “irrefutable” evidence against Trump.
Cohen made the statement during an interview Saturday, March 18, on Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show, Politics Nation.
Trump faces what’s been described as an imminent indictment over a hush-money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
“No one is above the law,” Cohen said in the interview.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) March 19, 2023
The attorney pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in federal prison in 2018, for tax evasion, making false statements, and campaign finance violations related to arranging the payment to Daniels.
“So if it was good enough for me to go, it should be good enough for him,” he said about Trump.
The interview was recorded shortly after the former president posted a statement on social media saying he expects to be arrested within days, and urged his supporters to “Protest, take our nation back!”
“Illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorney’s office … indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven … the far & away leading Republican candidate & former president of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” Trump wrote Saturday on his Truth Social app, according to Reuters.
Cohen compared the case against the former president to the one against late gangster Al Capone, who was convicted in 1931 of tax evasion.
“The law is the law, the same way under the Capone, the Al Capone theory. They couldn’t get him for murder, racketeering, extortion, they couldn’t get him for bootlegging or any of the other crimes. They got him for [tax evasion].”
Cohen added that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “is not making a mistake.”
“The team that is putting this case together, they’re very competent. They know all the facts,” he said.
Cohen, who served as Trump’s fixer for years, acknowledged that he’s being attacked by conservative media outlets for doing interviews criticizing Trump. But the attorney seemed unfazed.
“That’s okay. Very much like when I went and I testified before the House Oversight Committee, I come with the facts,” he said. “I come with the documentary evidence.”
Sharpton noted that he’s been a spiritual advisor of sorts to Cohen for years.
“You called me to have prayer with you before you went to jail, and I talked to you while you were in jail,” Sharpton said, adding, “a lot of anguish.”
The full interview with Michael Cohen can be viewed here.