The notorious scoundrel, Michael Cohen, was slapped with a $500 million lawsuit by his one-time employer, Donald Trump. The ex-con and notorious flimflam man is accused of a myriad of lies and scams.
A little background is helpful. Cohen is a proven grifter who pleaded guilty and went to prison for lying to banks, lying to the IRS, and lying to Congress. The lawsuit claims that Cohen lied about Trump —and is lying still— causing repetitional damage. But it’s more than that.
The former president accuses Cohen of theft and unjust enrichment by defrauding him over a phony business venture and pocketing exorbitant funds from something that didn’t exist. According to the pleadings, Cohen was dumb enough to admit his rip-off scheme in one of his books. On top of that, there’s breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.
When he was sentenced in 2018 and shipped off to the penitentiary for a host of crimes, prosecutors described Cohen as a greedy liar. The judge remarked that he committed “a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct.” In other words, Cohen is an inveterate shyster and swindler who has scammed everyone, including Trump. This is actionable in a court of law.
Now, Cohen is running another con, pretending to be honest and paragon of virtue as he rails against Trump. The trouble with liars is that you never know when they’re running another ruse with more lies.
That is why it is so foolhardy and unethical for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to predicate his recent indictment of Trump on nefarious people like Cohen and Storm Daniels. Both are admitted liars. It’s tough to convince a jury that they should now be believed.
Double-murderer Alec Murdaugh gave it a shot. He took the stand and told jurors, “Yes, I lied to everyone…but you should believe me now.” The jury didn’t and convicted him in the blink of an eye.
Cohen is cut from the same loathsome cloth.