Just how ugly is the New York Attorney General’s criminal investigation for the Trump family? Legal experts are now advising them to each get separate lawyers, because their interests in the criminal case may be incompatible. In other words, they’re going to be pitted against each other by prosecutors, and pressured to flip on each other.
We don’t know if any of Donald Trump’s kids will have the resolve to flip on him in order to try to keep themselves out of prison. But we do know that Donald Trump has a long and consistent habit of throwing everyone under the bus to try to save himself, and this time around it should be no different.
Appearing on the Joy Reid show on Wednesday night, Michael Cohen said “I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them,” meaning all of his family members. Cohen predicted that Donald Trump will try to flip on Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka, all of whom face potential criminal liability via the Trump Organization. Cohen even quipped that Donald Trump will be looking to flip on his wife Melania, even though there’s no indication that she’s under criminal investigation.
The bottom line is that this is about to get profoundly ugly for a number of people named Trump. And even if Donald Trump does try to flip on his family members in a last ditch effort to save himself, it’s important to note that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has a long running criminal investigation into Donald Trump in particular – and he can’t make those charges go away.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report