As day six of the Paul Manafort trial unfolded Tuesday, CNN spoke with Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio, who pointed out Trump associates are likely to turn on each—and inevitably the President.
“You know, this is a thing that’s familiar to anyone who watched movies about the mob or actually followed mob trials in lower Manhattan,” he said. “There’s no honor among these thieves.”
“They’re eventually going to turn on each other and cut the best deals for themselves and if ultimately this means that someone like Michael Cohen or perhaps the accountant that was brought in to testify in the southern district of New York from the Trump organization, if they see that they’re in great peril, they’re going to throw over the President.”
The pattern of disloyalty extends to the President, who appeared to throw his own son, Donald Jr. under the bus in a Sunday tweet in which he admitted Don Jr. had met with Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, but that Trump did not know about the meeting beforehand.
“We saw on Sunday the President himself distancing himself from his own son, saying ‘I knew nothing about that Trump tower meeting’ and yet admitting that it had to do with conspiring with Russians. So there’s great concern I’m sure in the oval office.”