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Tags: frank figliuzzi | trump | michael cohen | raids

Former FBI Assistant Director: Cohen Could Go to Prison for Decades

Former FBI Assistant Director: Cohen Could Go to Prison for Decades
Michael Cohen (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:23 PM

President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen could go to prison for decades as a result of possible evidence found in the raid on his office, Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.

"If you're looking at multiple violations of everything that we've heard come out of the possible search warrant motivations, you're looking at decades, a couple of decades potentially, if they're all found guilty," Figliuzzi said.

Figliuzzi said the raid might be connected to the $130,000 non-disclosure deal Cohen negotiated with Stormy Daniels, the adult film star claiming to have had an affair with Trump, according to Mediaite.

"This could be primarily about Stormy Daniels," he said. "If you think about the election violation, that could be the contribution in kind by paying her off. If you think about bank fraud, it could be getting a home equity loan to pay her off. If there's tax violations, if could be the fabricated Delaware corporation to pay her off."

Figliuzzi said, however, that the main focus should be on Daniels' allegations of threats to the safety of her and her daughter.

He said that if those claims are true, then Cohen could be in violation of the Hobbs Act, which involves extortion and robbery crossing state lines, including attempted cases.

"Remember Stormy is claiming that a threat was launched in the Las Vegas parking lot against her and her child," he said.

"There could be a federal Hobbs Act violation, there could be interstate travel to communicate a threat, there could be interstate communication of a threat versus via phone or a computer, and if that's found in the search results yesterday, if it's found that Trump knew about that, we're into a conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act. That's a serious crime."

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Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi said President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen could go to prison for decades as a result of possible evidence found in the raid on his office.
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