Based on what’s publicly surfaced, it’s been clear for awhile now that Donald Trump will end up being criminally indicted for various financial crimes by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. And the newly revealed New York Attorney General criminal probe into the Trump Organization suggests that even more people named “Trump” will be indicted. But everyone’s favorite question remains unanswered: when?
Only the prosecutors in each case know the indictment timeframe for sure, and they’re not talking. But if there’s one other person with a decent sense of the timetable, it’s got to be Michael Cohen. He’s already met with the Manhattan DA at least eight times about the criminal case, and so he’s in position to see how far the case has progressed.
To that end, Michael Cohen is now telling the New York Daily News that “I do believe that indictments will be issued shortly, and definitely before summer’s end.” This makes logical sense to us. The New York Attorney General’s decision to go public about the criminal nature of her probe, and her cooperative arrangement with the Manhattan DA, suggests that indictments can’t be far off. You don’t generally reveal something like this to the public until you’re close to being ready to roll with it.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report