Tony Schwartz: Cohen’s Testimony Should Spell the “end of the Trump presidency.”
Both Republicans and Democrats are preparing for Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony of Thursday morning. According to sources, Cohen will accuse Trump of committing crimes, being a racist and cheating taxes.
Like Cohen, Biographer Tony Schwartz has special insight to Trump as he helped the president write, The Art of the Deal. On CNN last night, Schwartz predicted that Cohen’s testimony will demand that Trump be impeached.
Schwartz explained to Anderson Cooper, “It kind of gives me a chill when I think I’m old enough, unfortunately, to have been there when John Dean testified before Congress, when Alexander Butterfield revealed that Nixon was doing tapes. This is that moment.”
Cooper replied that Schwartz that it is unknown what Cohen would actually say. At least one Republican, Matt Gaetz (FL), made what seems like an attempt to intimidate Cohen. Gaetz wrote on twitter, “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot.” The congressman has since deleted the tweet.
Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, also attempted to downplay the impact of Cohen’s testimony. She claimed, “Sadly, he will go before Congress this week and we can expect more of the same. It’s laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies.”
Schwartz, however, believes Cohen will spill all he knows on Thursday morning. He said, “We already know that he’s planning on accusing him of criminal activity, that he’s going to accuse him of lying and cheating. So, what we know is that it’s going to be an accusation that, if true, would demand that Trump be impeached and convicted.”
Schwartz added that the public testimony from Michael Cohen should spell the “end of the Trump presidency.”