There’s one thing certain about the Trump crime syndicate…they’re surrounded by so much sleaze it’s almost unbelievable. From affairs, to meetings with shadowy Russians, and even connections to the mob, it’s enough to blow anyone’s mind. Now it’s been discovered that Trump’s legal strongman and enforcer, Michael Cohen, threatened US Weekly into killing an article they were set to publish concerning the alleged Don Trump Jr.–Aubrey O’Day affair.
Today The Wall Street Journal reported that “according to the people involved in the US Weekly matter, the magazine then owned by Wenner Media, had what staffers believed to be a solid source on the alleged affair and called the Trump Organization for comment. They received a call back from Mr. Cohen, who threatened legal action and became so irate that they muted the call while he spoke.” According to the source,
‘We were all on speakerphone and huddled around the phone. He was just one of these New York characters where he was just like swearing at us and totally over-the-top threatening.’
US Weekly‘s staff didn’t really think the story was big enough to start a huge legal battle, and they had a good enough working relationship with Trump Sr., so they dropped the story.
The more we find out about Michael Cohen the dirtier he seems. From threatening legitimate media companies, to paying off Trump’s alleged mistresses, allegedly even having one of them threatened with bodily harm, it seems like there’s nothing he won’t do to protect the Trump crime syndicate.
But the buzzards are coming home to roost for Cohen. The FBI just raided his offices, hotels, and his home, and came up with a lot of evidence against him. Things aren’t looking so bright for Cohen right about now. The law is onto him now and it’s unknown right now if he’ll be charged with any crimes. One has to wonder how far he’ll go to protect the Trump clan. Might it be possible that he’ll turn on them to avoid serving any time? Only time will tell.
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