If Michael Cohen hasn’t actually flipped on Donald Trump then he’s doing a very good job of misdirecting the media. Cohen was spotted earlier this week alongside officials from the New York Attorney General’s office, leading many to believe that he’s been working with them on their probe of the Trump Organization. If true, this could be a huge step forward for justice against the Trump family, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.


You know, it certainly looks like Donald Trump’s former lawyer slash fixer. Michael Cohen is working with prosecutors to help take down Donald Trump. And I say, “Looks like,” because that’s exactly what it is, it looks. We have the appearance right now of Michael Cohen cooperating with prosecutors, including special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, against Donald Trump.

Now, as it stands right now, Michael Cohen does not have any kind of formal plea deal worked out with prosecutors, at least none that have been made public. However, on Wednesday of this week, Michael Cohen was spotted, leaving his attorney’s office, along with several prosecutors from the New York Attorney General’s office.

Now, Cohen himself is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office, not the Attorney General’s office. So there is a bit of a distinction there. He wasn’t there talking about his case. He’s talking to the same people who currently happen to be investigating the Trump organization and the Trump Foundation for potential charity fraud, which is a criminal offense. That investigation includes Donald, Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka.

So why would Cohen be meeting with them, with his lawyer? Well, the obvious answer is that he would be working with them, giving them whatever information that they need, in order to take down the Trump family. Michael Cohen was in the unique position of knowing everything that happened with this family. He knows what they’ve done. He knows where the money went. He knows where the money came from. He knows exactly what the plans were. That’s a big deal.

What’s also a very big deal, is the fact that Michael Cohen has now sat for hours of testimony with Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor. So, if Michael Cohen isn’t working against Donald Trump at this point, he is certainly trying to misdirect the media and make them think that he is working against Donald Trump, because you don’t sit there for hours on end, talking to all of the different prosecutors who are working against the guy that you worked for, for years, without giving them vital information to help with their investigations.

I think Michael Cohen has flipped. I mean, based on all of the available evidence, you’d be hard pressed to say that he hasn’t, but then again, it’s a sneaky guy. Maybe not exactly the most trustworthy guy out there, and he could be playing us all for fools.

I guess we’re not going to know until the final reports come out from all of these different investigations. That’s going to be a lot of reports. It’s going to be a lot of reading, but hopefully Michael Cohen is doing everything he can to cooperate with these people, to eventually take down this very corrupt and very powerful Trump family.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced