Judge Nap: Michael Cohen's ABC Interview Should Cause Trump 'Sleepless Nights'
Judge Andrew Napolitano said President Trump should have some "sleepless nights" upcoming in light of new comments by his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will. I put family and country first," Cohen told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, seemingly distancing himself from the president and signaling a potential willingness to cooperate with federal investigators.
It was Cohen's first comments to the media since his properties were raided by the FBI on April 1. Since then, many have speculated that Cohen would soon be indicted and could provide investigators with damaging information on Trump.
Cohen, who was Trump's self-described fixer and a key player in the Trump Organization for more than a decade, declined to comment on the 2016 hush payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Trump.
Reacting on "Outnumbered Overtime," Napolitano said if Cohen's comments are genuine, it "should cause the president sleepless nights."
"Michael Cohen was not only the president's lawyer, he was his fixer. The president asked him to do things that lawyers don't typically do. 'You see this problem, make it go away, you know where to get the cash,'" the Fox News senior judicial analyst explained.
Napolitano said "no good can come from" Cohen speaking directly to the media while he's the target of a federal probe.
"It's hard for me to figure out what his game plan is," he said, emphasizing that the government seized more than one million documents from Cohen and only a few hundred will be shielded through attorney-client privilege.
The judge said investigators are probably eyeing bank fraud charges against Cohen when it comes to the Daniels payment, which was done through a home-equity loan.
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