Michael Cohen Explains Why Prosecutors Could Indict Trump At Any Moment

He may have avoided being convicted by the Senate in two different impeachment trials, but former president (and possible future Republican presidential candidate) Donald Trump isn't quite out of the legal woods yet. In fact, according to the former POTUS' former lawyer and so-called "fixer" Michael Cohen, prosecutors could indict Trump at any moment. What's more, according to reporting in The Guardian, Cohen thinks prosecutors could win their case.

There's obviously a lot going on here, but for a (very) brief recap: Prosecutors in New York City are currently looking into the former president's company, the Trump Organization, on suspicion of tax evasion and other possible frauds. Cohen, who no longer works for Trump, is most famous as the lawyer who made the cash payment to Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who alleged that Trump had an affair with her. Cohen then famously flipped on Trump in a deposition, and was subsequently sent to prison, per Vanity Fair.

So, what does Cohen have to say now?

Michael Cohen claims Trump is 'guilty of his own crimes'

Speaking to NBC's "Meet the Press," Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen alleged that Trump is "guilty of his own crimes," but that he did help the former president in fudging the numbers when reporting the worth of his own assets. Cohen also said in the interview that Manhattan prosecutors are looking into the whole Trump family — but he didn't want to give away specifics for fear of tipping the family off.

"They are going after Donald. They're going after Don Jr., Eric, Ivanka, a whole slew of individuals, family as well," Cohen claimed, adding that he is "not their only witness, and most importantly, what I gave to them are thousands and thousands of documents." The former Trump insider went on to state, "Every statement that I make, I've backed up with documentary evidence. I truly believe that they can indict Donald Trump tomorrow if they really wanted, and be successful."

Prosecutors have already made some high-profile indictments, including indicting the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, according to The Guardian.

Michael Cohen doesn't think Trump will run for president in 2024

During his appearance on "Meet the Press," Michael Cohen also repeated his previously stated conviction that Donald Trump will not run for office in 2024, despite statements to the contrary. Why? Basically because Trump makes too much money hustling his supporters in fundraising drives in what Cohen called "the greatest grift in US history."

"Donald Trump has made it very clear that he is grifting off of the American people," Cohen told NBC's Chuck Todd. "He makes the statement that 'I'm thinking about it, I'm thinking about it,'" Cohen explained, but "that's only to keep the grift going. It's really amazing that people don't see exactly what the guy is doing."

"One of the things Donald Trump has done is grift off of the Big Lie," Cohen said, referring to 45's false claim that he, not Joe Biden, won the 2020 election. "If he loses, which he will, in 2024, what happens to the Big Lie? The Big Lie disappears," Cohen added, which would force Trump to become "the boy who cried wolf." Referring to Trump's previous promise (or threat?) to run for office in 2011, presumably after Barack Obama humiliated Trump during a White House correspondents' dinner, Cohen said Trump would do the same in 2024. "It's not gonna happen. He's going to run it, like he did in 2011, right to the very, very last second."

Michael Cohen says more people need to be held responsible for their actions

Though the Manhattan district attorney's office has already brought charges against Allen Weisselberg, the CFO of the Trump Organization, perhaps in an effort to make him turn on Donald Trump — just as indicting Michael Cohen did — Cohen feels it is not enough. For one, Cohen told "Meet the Press," "They didn't really do to Allen Weisselberg what they did to me," explaining how they threatened criminal action against Cohen's wife of 27 years.

Cohen also says Weisselberg's family is culpable, too (via The Guardian). "They should be squeezing right now [Allen's son] Barry Weisselberg, who works for the Trump Organization, and they should be squeezing [another son] Jack Weisselberg, who is [with] one of only two organizations that made loans to the Trump Organization that we still know." Cohen also said, "It's amazing that I'm the only one that ended up doing prison," especially when "the documents speak for themselves." His goal now is "to ensure that those people who are responsible become responsible for their dirty deeds. I should not be responsible for Donald Trump's dirty deeds."

Cohen explained, "Donald Trump is the one who was involved with the campaign finance violation [paying off Stormy Daniels], as was Allen Weisselberg, as was Don Trump Jr, Ivanka, Eric, you know, and several other individuals." While this may sound a bit self-serving now, it is absolutely true that everyone involved in the corruption should be held accountable for their actions. Let's hope it does, in fact, come soon.