According to the New York Times, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, gave prosecutors in Manhattan new information about “possible irregularities” within the Trump family business and a doner in the inaugural committee.
Mr. Cohen, who worked at the Trump Organization for a decade, spoke with the prosecutors about insurance claims the company had filed over the years, said the people, who did not elaborate on the nature of the possible irregularities.
While it was not clear whether the prosecutors found Mr. Cohen’s information credible and whether they intended to pursue it, the meeting suggests that they are interested in broader aspects of the Trump Organization, beyond their investigation into the company’s role in the hush money payments made before the 2016 election to women claiming to have had affairs with Mr. Trump. Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty last summer to arranging those payments.
The prosecutors also questioned Mr. Cohen about a donor to the president’s inaugural committee, Imaad Zuberi, a California venture capitalist and political fund-raiser, according to the people familiar with the matter, who were not authorized to discuss the confidential meeting.From the New York Times
Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis refused to comment on the investigation but only said that his client was “interested in cooperating with and assisting” prosecutors in Manhattan “in any way they believe is helpful.”
Cohen starts a 3-year prison sentence in May for pleading guilty to financial crimes that involved the Trump campaign and lying to Congress.