Michael Cohen’s lawyer just made a stunning announcement about incoming indictments

- April 20, 2018

Trump’s personal attorney, close friend, and bagman Michael Cohen is falling from grace at a speed stunning even by Trumpian standards.

Last week, Cohen’s office in Trump Tower was raided by the FBI in a bombshell move that allowed investigators to get their hands on numerous documents, some of which reportedly pertained to the $130,000 in hush money Cohen paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about her alleged fair with Trump. Some have speculated that the payment constituted a campaign finance violation, which could explain why it’s of interest to investigators.

Now, it looks like the walls are closing in even faster on Mr. Cohen.  CNN‘s Manu Raju reported that Cohen’s lawyer Brent Blakely has requested for a delay in the lawsuit Stormy Daniels has brought against Cohen. Daniels is accusing Cohen of defamation.

Blakely’s request for a postponement was grounded in his shocking belief that Cohen could be indicted at some point in the next 90 days. He contended that proceeding with the Daniels case could compromise Cohen’s Fifth Amendment rights when the indictments hit.

Blakely cited Michael Avenatti, Daniels’s lawyer, who has been saying for weeks now that Cohen is headed for deep legal trouble.

The federal judge wasn’t immediately impressed by Blakely’s request, stating that it had some “gaping holes” in it, according to Reuters. The judge stated that he would need some time to consider the possible postponement.

Whether or not Cohen will be indicted is yet to be seen, but the smart money increasingly seems to be on “yes.” The investigators who raided his Trump Tower offices had to clear a high barrier in order to demonstrate they had probable cause, which means they most likely already have a mountain of evidence on the professional fixer. Cohen is a man who has evaded the law his entire career, and at last, it seems that justice is catching up to him. When it does, you can be sure he will flip on Trump to save his own slimy skin.

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