The FBI raided Michael Cohen. Trump has denied that he knew anything about the Stormy Daniels payment. Cohen has declared, under penalty of perjury, that he has a good faith belief that his truthful testimony in the case brought by Stormy Daniels case would expose him to criminal liability.
This morning Trump called in to Fox News to give the lie to his previous denial of knowledge, and to associate himself with what his own lawyer is now calling a potentially criminal endeavor, by asserting, “Michael represents me, like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me.”
At first take, it sounded crazy. Then I thought, well, probably someone told him that if he says that Cohen was representing him in the Stormy Daniels deal, he can allow Cohen to claim attorney-client privilege, and thus protect Trump-Cohen communications in respect of the deal.
So there might be a method in the madness.
Except that the attorney-client privilege does not extend to crimes. And Cohen has just declared, under penalty of perjury, that there is potential criminality associated with the Stormy “contract.” And Trump has just now associated himself with that criminality.
Folks, aside from being a very bad person, this man is not well.