Courtesy of ABC News:
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, has resigned from his post as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee, sources close to the RNC told ABC News.
In his resignation letter to Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair, Cohen cited the ongoing special counsel investigation as one reason for his departure. ABC News has reviewed the email.
Kind of hard to believe that Cohen remained the RNC deputy finance chair this long.
However, what Cohen says next is very telling:
Cohen also criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border, the first time he’s distanced himself from the president.
“As the son of a Polish Holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart-wrenching,” Cohen wrote. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips.”
This last statement should send a cold chill up Trump’s back because it definitely indicates that Cohen is no longer firmly on team Trump, and could indicate that he is ready to flip.
And that becomes even more likely when you count in the fact that Cohen as openly complaining about Trump not having his back when it came to his legal bills:
Michael Cohen has hired New York lawyer Guy Petrillo to represent him in a federal investigation into his business dealings and has told associates he wants President Donald Trump, his former boss, to pay his legal fees, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mr. Cohen has frequently told associates in recent months he is frustrated that the president hasn’t offered to pay his legal fees, which he has said are “bankrupting” him, according to one of the people. He has said he feels that Mr. Trump owes him after his years of loyalty to the former real-estate developer, whom he served for nearly a decade at the Trump Organization.
The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment, and there has been no indication Mr. Trump is planning to pay for his former longtime lawyer’s legal fees.
Yeah, I think he is ready to flip.
P.S. By the way the Mueller team has also subpoenaed those National Enquirer records having to do with the Karen McDougal buy off.
I think at this point you could say that Cohen is trapped firmly between Scylla and Charybdis.