Trump must indeed be a worried man right now. There’s no telling what’s liable to be found in those seized records.
And Cohen must be one of Trump’s biggest worries, even though Cohen has said he “would take a bullet” for him. Trump knows he can take cold comfort from that assertion, made when everything was hunky dory. It would be a different story entirely, should Cohen find himself faced with the prospect of spending, let’s say, the next 15 years in prison.
In that case, he would be desperate to cut a deal with prosecutors.
And knowing where the bodies are buried — as he almost certainly does — would put Cohen in a strong position to bargain for leniency.
From AP News:
President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children — and more than concerned that they don’t know exactly what is in those records and electronic devices seized last week.
There is also some worry that Michael Cohen, the self-described legal fixer who helped make bad stories go away and took a leading role in Trump Organization projects in foreign outposts, may strike a deal with prosecutors out of concern about his own prospects.
“I think it’s a huge minefield for Donald Trump and the Trump Organization,” said trial attorney Joseph Cammarata, who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton. “I think this is on its own track and this train is coming down the track with brute force.”