Kendall Coffey on Manafort and Cohen: Which Case to Follow
There could be some trouble for President Donald Trump after the events that took place in court last week. Although a guilty verdict in Northern Virginia did not implicate the president, the guilty plea in Manhattan that did implicate him is what may be the problem. However, legal experts say it may be challenging to prove that he did anything wrong.
Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud by a jury in Alexandria, Virginia. But Trump’s real problem is that his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen implicated him in what prosecutors called a campaign finance violation.
Former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kendall Coffey told The Daily Signal, “Manafort and Cohen are completely unrelated to the mission of investigating collusion with Russia,”. He added, “but it’s damaging in the court of public opinion and signals the Department of Justice is moving aggressively against the president.”
Coffey doesn’t think Manafort would have let his case go to trial if he had anything to offer prosecutors on Trump, so he believes that the Cohen case is the one to watch.