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David Weinstein in Politico: If what Michael Cohen now says is true … it will make Watergate look like a mere burglary

July 30, 2018

Hinshaw partner and former federal prosecutor David Weinstein spoke to Darren Samuelsohn of Politico last Friday, following news reports suggesting that Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, is prepared to testify that then-candidate Trump knew about and approved the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. Cohen's business practices relating to taxi medallions and real estate are currently under federal investigation.

Weinstein said that if what Cohen now says is true, it would be "his golden ticket" out of his problems. "The critical question is whether there is corroborating evidence to support his now changed testimony," he added. "If corroborated, this could become the backbone of a conspiracy to both commit the crimes Mueller is investigating and the cover-up. It will make Watergate look like a mere burglary."

Read "Cohen says Trump approved Trump Tower meeting with Russians" on Politico's website

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