Michael Cohen is refuting Donald Trump’s claim that New York Attorney General Letitia James doesn’t have the documents needed to prove he committed fraud.
James claimed in a court filing that Trump is guilty of a pattern of inflating and deflating the value of his properties as needed for profit. Cohen, Trump’s former fixer who has filed a civil lawsuit against both Trump and former Attorney General Bill Barr, has often spoken to Trump’s penchant for playing fast and loose with his property values. Cohen appeared on CNN on Wednesday and suggested that James is seeking the testimony of Trump’s adult children “to be more than 100% certain by having others who could also be involved with these types of inflation and deflation of the assets, to have them held responsible too.”
When asked on a scale of 1-10 how certain he is that James would sue Trump, Cohen said he believes the answer is “about as close to a 10 as you can get.”
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— Stephanie Winston Wolkoff (@SWinstonWolkoff) January 19, 2022
“I don’t want to see Donald Trump go to prison, or Don Jr. or Eric or Ivanka or Jared or any of them, simply because I politically disagree with virtually everything that they stand for,” Cohen said. “I want them to go to prison for the crimes that they committed, and in this specific case, Attorney General Tish James has all the evidence.”
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— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) January 19, 2022
The Trump Organization has responded to the court filing by claiming that James “is faced with the stark reality that she has no case.” Cohen laughed at hearing that while insisting that the company is not telling the truth. Pointing out that James is working closely with the Manhattan District Attorneys Office, Cohen pointed out it was a typical Trump response.
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— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 19, 2022
“What did you expect them to say?” Cohen asked sarcastically. “To say, yes, you’re right, you caught us with our pants down? They’re going to say anything that they can to deflect the responsibility onto somebody else. Yes, of course, Tish James has no documents. Of course, she does.” Then he added, “I’ve seen the boxes. They must have more than 10 million documents.”
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Because I do. https://t.co/qf5lDcLfAg
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) January 19, 2022
Watch Michael Cohen’s full appearance, below.