The plea deal made this week by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen may wind up being a tremendous threat to two of the president’s children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka.
While it remains to be seen if President Trump will be indicted — (though he may well be named as an indicted co-conspirator by Special Counsel Robert Mueller) — members of his family face serious legal jeopardy based on what Cohen said this week in court about having been in contact with Don Jr. and Ivanka regarding a planned Trump Tower in Moscow.
Cohen was also known to be fond of taping his phone conversations, and that, according to Glenn Kirshner, who worked with Mueller when the two were at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, D.C.
Kirshner was a guest on MSNBC this weekend and was asked by host Alex Witt:
“Is there legal jeopardy in your mind? Could there be for Don Jr. and potentially Ivanka?”
“When it comes to the kids, Ivanka and Don Jr., I think there are a couple of real danger areas, because we heard that Michael Cohen lied to Congress about, among other things, keeping the kids — keeping Donald Trump’s kids informed about what was going on on this potential deal with Russia.”
And then Kirshner brought up the possibility of recordings:
“And, you know, that is really dangerous, because what did we come to learn some months ago? Michael Cohen is not above surreptitiously tape recording conversations.
“When I heard his plea included information about keeping Donald Trump’s kids up to speed, I have to say — we’ve heard this before — but I was thinking to myself, ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes‘ because we don’t know what Michael Cohen has been taping but we may hear more about that in the future.”
If indeed Cohen has tape recordings of him discussing matters related to Russia with Don Jr. and Ivanka — not to mention President Trump himself — then it’s game over for this administration and his crooked children.
Here’s Glenn Kirshner on MSNBC: