Cohen said Trump is calling to protest the Manhattan DA investigation.

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen said on Saturday that former President Trump’s call to protest against the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation shows he wants “another violent confrontation” on his behalf. .

“It’s eerily similar to the battle cry he made just before the Jan. 6 riots, especially including the call to protest,” Cohen said in an interview with MSNBC. “I agree with you… Donald would have been wise to write ‘peaceful protest,’ but he doesn’t want peaceful protest.”

In a post on Truth Social earlier in the day, Trump said, He is expected to be arrested next week. It was part of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election campaign.

The former president protested to his supporters, claiming the “illegal leak” showed “a far-flung major Republican candidate and ex-president of the United States will be arrested next Tuesday.” and called to “take our country away”. “

Cohen, who testified before a New York grand jury earlier this week, paid Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 election to buy her silence about her alleged ties to Trump.

The former president’s longtime fixer pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating campaign finance laws in connection with paying hush money.

Cohen told MSNBC on Saturday that Trump or his team likely were contacted by the district attorney’s office rather than getting the information through “leaks” as the former president suggested in the post. Told.

“Knowing Donald as I do, I don’t see why Donald would issue a statement unless he or his team has been contacted and properly advised by the district attorney’s office,” Cohen said. said.

“This is, as he likes to say, reacting to the information he has and not leaking it.” It’s something that came out of the camp.”

He also suggested that Trump’s call to protest likely stemmed from his belief that it could boost his 2024 campaign.

“These idiots standing for him, this lawyer clown show, is what they believe this will drive him into the White House by starting another violent uprising,” Cohen said. rice field.

“But more importantly for Donald, it’s all about the big rift,” he continued. You know, they will try to profit from this action to defend against all leftists.”

https://www.wkrg.com/hill-politics/cohen-says-trump-calls-for-protest-against-manhattan-da-probe-signals-desire-for-violent-clash-on-his-behalf/ Cohen said Trump is calling to protest the Manhattan DA investigation.

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