Michael Cohen has been completely cooperative with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. He’s been so helpful that they keep having him back for more interviews. Cohen recently returned for his eighth such meeting, and Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, told MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on “Deadline: White House” that Cohen certainly isn’t speaking to Cy Vance Jr. for fun.
“This is speculation, but I think that they have to be asking Michael Cohen about the documents that they just got from the Trump accounting firm,” Weissmann told Wallace. “These are the documents that the Manhattan district attorney’s office has fought for and gone to the Supreme Court twice and won twice and finally has it in their possession, and I’m sure they are trying to get any leads, any information and see if there’s any sort of intel they can gather from Michael Cohen on those documents.”
Cohen was famously Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, ultimately going to prison for the crimes he committed on what he testified was Trump’s behalf. And that’s exactly why he’s so valuable to Vance at this critical point in the investigation into Trump’s taxes and his family’s business dealings.
“I suspect that he has some inside information,” Weismann told Nicolle Wallace. “I still do not think he will end up being a witness for them, because he has a whole host of baggage, but I think you want to exhaust all information so that you can pursue any and all leads. I am confident that this is not the only person that they are speaking to. This may just be the only person they’re speaking to who is perfectly willing to talk to the public about what he is doing.”
Watch the segment, below.