With the appearance of Lynne Patton during the Michael Cohen hearing, questions have been raised about why Cohen flipped to turn on President Trump.
It’s odd that Cohen had previously defended President Trump. He had written to defend the president against those who were claiming he’s a racist. Cohen was 100% in the Trump camp. So what happened?
The guy who flipped so fast from saying “I’d never walk away” to becoming a Mueller “informant” could have dirty cops threatening him:
The Conservative Treehouse might have the answer. They went back to Facebook posts from January of last year and found what could be the answer to why Cohen flipped on the president:
Lynne Patton: […] 3) Many of you may already know that I considered Michael Cohen to be one of my very best friends. Countless people can confirm that we were virtually inseparable during my employment at Trump and that he is, single-handedly – responsible for introducing me to the Trump family and effectively changing my entire life. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my heart still breaks for him and for his family, with whom I had grown extremely close.
4) What many of you may not be aware of is the fact that I can personally confirm that the ONLY reason Michael Cohen “turned on” the President of the United States is that Mueller threatened to throw his wife in jail for up to 30 years. Period. She is the co-guarantor of a $20M personal loan that Mueller discovered Michael secured back in 2015 by falsely inflating the value of his taxi medallions – effectively making her part & parcel to the federal charge of “Making False Statements to a Financial Institution,” to which Cohen ultimately plead guilty. This is also the reason why Cohen’s longtime taxi medallion partner, Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, was granted immunity. (read more)
Cohen went from saying he’d be willing to “take a bullet” for Trump to being willing to “take a bullet” for his wife.
Was Cohen really threatened to coerce him into testifying against President Trump?
If the track record of Weismann and Mueller is taken into account, you can bet it’s a possibility.
Weissmann is known as Mueller’s hard-charging lawyer with a reputation for going overboard with threats to flip defendants :
The LA Times reports: A graduate of Princeton and Columbia Law School, Weissmann first made his mark as a federal prosecutor in New York City in the 1990s, leveraging evidence and threats of lengthy prison sentences to “flip’’ mob underlings to testify in trials of organized crime bosses.
Weissmann is known for pushing the legal boundaries and is famous for going scorched earth.
Could the threats and coercion of Michael Cohen backfire with a charge of prosecutorial misconduct? We can only hope!