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According to a report in Vanity Fair President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen is now allegedly in talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.
Anonymous sources close to Cohen have reportedly said that it is ‘common knowledge’ he is speaking to Mueller’s prosecutors and suggested that he resents how Trump has left him to dry in his own legal troubles while not suffering any repercussions for his own misconduct:
It is a remarkable reversal from a year ago when Cohen told me he would take a bullet for the president.
But Cohen has now been squeezed financially – emotionally and legally in a way he could not have imagined.
Since last month his primary concern has been his family—what a prison sentence could mean for them and what his financial situation will look like given his mounting legal bills and lack of income.
He had expressed to friends that he was willing to share what he knows – both because he wants to be on the right side of history and to spare them.
As one longtime friend of Cohen’s put it to me ‘He doesn’t feel he needs to go out of his way to protect Trump anymore – particularly because Trump has gone out of his way to hurt Michael’.
Earlier this week Cohen and his attorney sat down with New York state tax-department officials – who subpoenaed him last month as part of their inquiry into the Trump Foundation.
(ed: and of course the significance of the investigation into the trump foundation – is that this brings in trumps’ children..)