Former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen has accused the former president of using the same tactics against his perceived enemies over the years.
Cohen made the allegation during an appearance on MSNBC on Monday, where he held up a document that he claimed showed Trump’s handwriting. The document, which appeared to be a note, read: “Obama reps is (sic) using lightweight New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to target political enemies.”
Trump frequently attacked Schneiderman over the then-attorney general’s office’s lawsuit against his eponymous Trump University. Trump agreed to pay $25 million in fraud settlements to former program students.
Cohen said that Trump’s tactics against Schneiderman were similar to those he has used against other perceived enemies, such as New York Attorney General Letitia James and Special Counsel Jack Smith.
“He does the same thing over and over and over,” Cohen said. “All you have to do is remove Eric Schneiderman’s name from it, put it into Letitia James, or put it into Jack Smith, or put it into anyone. It’s the same language over and over.”
Cohen’s allegations come as James is suing Trump and his business for allegedly overvaluing assets to cut deals and score loans from banks. Smith is investigating Trump’s role in the January 6th Capitol riot.
It is important to note that Cohen’s allegations have not been independently verified. However, his claims raise serious questions about Trump’s tactics and whether he has used his position to target his perceived enemies.
Cohen’s allegations are significant because they come from someone who has firsthand knowledge of Trump’s tactics. Cohen was a close confidante of Trump for many years and worked on a number of his business deals. He also helped Trump cover up his alleged affairs with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
Cohen’s claims are also consistent with Trump’s history of attacking his perceived enemies. Trump has repeatedly attacked the media, law enforcement, and political opponents. He has also been accused of using his position to pressure foreign governments to investigate his rivals.
If Cohen’s allegations are true, they would suggest that Trump has used his position to target his perceived enemies for years. This would be a serious abuse of power and could have serious consequences for Trump and his associates.
It is important to note that Cohen’s allegations have not been proven in court. However, they raise serious questions about Trump’s tactics and whether he has used his position to target his perceived enemies.