TRUMP “will be indicted within days,” a Watergate prosecutor has said after Donald’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen met with prosecutors.
Former White House Counsel John Dean posted his prediction on Twitter on Wednesday, after Cohen said he would be meeting with the district attorney’s office to pursue a criminal investigation of the 45th president.
John Dean made the prediction on WednesdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He said Trump ‘will be indicted within days’Credit: AFP or licensors
Dean advised President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal – the biggest to rock US presidency.
Nixon was under fire following a Republican attempt to cover up a break-in by supporters at the Democratic Party’s Watergate Complex HQ.
This lead to Nixon resigning in disgrace in August 1974. However, he was not charged with any crimes.
“From personal experience as a key witness I assure you that you do not visit a prosecutor’s office 7 times if they are not planning to indict those about whom you have knowledge,” Dean wrote.
It comes just days after Donald’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen met with prosecutorsCredit: Splash News
“It is only a matter of how many days until DA Vance indicts Donald & Co.”
In a brief interview with Reuters, he likened a March 1 US Supreme Court decision denying Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep his tax records private to the “holy grail” for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr’s investigation into whether the Trump Organization committed financial crimes.
After that ruling, Vance’s office obtained millions of pages of records from Trump’s accountants at Mazars USA LLP, including tax returns and the business records on which they are based, and communications between the Trump Organization and its accountants.
Cohen said the Supreme Court denying Trump’s effort to keep his tax records private is the ‘holy grail’Credit: AP:Associated Press
Cohen declined to comment on what he expected to discuss in Wednesday’s meeting with Vance’s office, which would be conducted virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Manhattan district attorney said in an August filing that the office is investigating “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct” at the Trump Organization, though he has not fully disclosed the scope of the probe.
In a September filing, he said “mountainous” misconduct allegations could justify a grand jury probe into possible tax fraud, insurance fraud and falsification of business records.
In court filings, the Trump Organization has denied wrongdoing. Trump, a Republican, has described the New York investigations as politically motivated. Vance is a Democrat.
Cohen, who had described himself as Trump’s longtime, do-anything fixer, is in home confinement serving a three-year sentence on charges related to payoffs he made during the 2016 presidential race to buy the silence of two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump.
The interview with Reuters was conducted on Wednesday outside his Manhattan apartment building while he was out for a walk allowed under the terms of his home confinement.
Vance opened the investigation in 2018 to examine the alleged hush-money payments.
The probe has since expanded to include Trump’s conduct as a private business owner and whether the Trump Organization engaged in criminal tax evasion among other charges.
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