Michael Cohen: ‘I’ll Take a Bullet for Trump If It’s Not Heading My Way’

Cohen: In the crosshairs?

Former Donald Trump lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen says he stands by his assertion more than a year ago that he would take a bullet for his former boss unless it was fired from a gun and he was in its path. “I’m not one of those people who will turn on Trump,” Cohen told reporters today. “When I said I would take a bullet for him, I meant it.”*

Cohen, who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York for bank fraud and election law violations, released a tape to CNN last week that appears to implicate Trump in an effort to stifle publication of story that he had an affair with a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal. If the allegation is proven, it could be an election law violation because it represents an undisclosed expenditure to influence the 2016 presidential election by preventing negative news coming out on him close to the election.

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Reportedly, many other conversations that could be incriminating to Trump were recorded by Cohen, and he’s also said that he was in the room when Trump was told upfront that the Russians had asked for a meeting with Trump’s son and other campaign officials. If so, that could be used against Trump in the federal investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russia, an enemy of the United States.

Cohen said he’s taken many bullets for Trump over the years, and he would take one now as long as it’s not pointing in his direction. “That’s the difference between me and other people who’ve been in Trump’s orbit over the years,” he said. “They won’t take a bullet for him. But I will.”*

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