Earlier today the Supreme Court ruled that accounting firm Mazars must immediately turn over Donald Trump’s tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney and his grand jury. Michael Cohen, who has been a key cooperating witness in those grand jury proceedings, appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss the case.
Cohen pointed specifically to the hush money payments to Stormy Daniels as being a legal problem with regard to Trump’s taxes: “What will ultimately show is that Donald Trump with the hush money payments did not declare it, in whatever way you would declare it.”
Cohen also reminded everyone that the Manhattan DA recently decided to seek records on Trump’s real estate properties from the New York Department of Taxation. Cohen previously testified to Congress that Trump liked to falsify the values of his properties in order to fraudulently obtain loans and other similar antics.
Michael Cohen said this about Trump: “He should start maybe speaking to somebody about getting a custom made jumpsuit, because it does not look good for him.” Cohen also stated that the Manhattan DA is also investigating Trump’s kids, Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, and others.
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance also appeared during the same segment. She was hesitant to make any predictions about Trump being indicted or arrested. But she did make clear that “it’s all over but the shouting” when it comes to the Manhattan DA obtaining Trump’s tax returns.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report