Judiciary Committee Senator Whitehouse says Manafort and Cohen expected to flip leading to 'panic in Trumpland'
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on the floor of the United States Senate (Twitter)

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has concluded there is "panic" surrounding President Donald Trump as speculation grows that former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and personal lawyer Michael Cohen are both likely to "flip" on Trump.


Prior to his career in Washington, Sen. Whitehouse served as Rhode Island's Attorney General and U.S. Attorney, holding the top prosecutor positions for enforcing state and federal law.

"Whiff of Panic: Trump/Giuliani/McCarthy all calling to end Mueller probe over the [Justice Department Inspector General] report saying [James Comey] broke rules in way that helped Trump," Sen. Whitehouse tweeted. "Follow THAT logic."

"Cohen flip prospect must be making them crazy," the longtime prosecutor concluded.

"And now Manafort is headed for the can, making him more likely to flip," Whitehouse added. "Line up [Mike] Flynn, Cohen and Manafort as cooperating prosecution witnesses and you’ve got a prospect that explains the panic in Trumpland."