Appearing on CNN on Tuesday morning to talk about Donald Trump’s problems since the New York Times exposed his avoidance of paying taxes, the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, said there is plenty for investigators to look at if they’re looking for fraud.
He then dropped a tip on financial fraud that may have been committed by the president against the U.S. government.
Speaking with host Alisyn Camerota, Cohen detailed some of the president’s financial woes — saying he is likely headed to personal bankruptcy and even jail (“for a century”) because of the massive amount of debt he is carrying — if he is not re-elected.
“People think that just with the amount of debt that you’ve just described there that there is obviously room for him to be compromised in various different ways,” Camerota stated. “But let me just ask you specifically about some things that you may know about: that purchase of the old post office [building] in D.C that he bought, I guess, for $200 million, what do you know about that?”
“Well, I think what you’re trying to refer to, if I’m judging by the question, Donald Trump was successful in obtaining the old post office, because he had the best financials of everybody that had put in,” Cohen remarked.
“You had the biggest brands in the United States and abroad putting in their bids,” he continued. “Donald Trump’s allegation, or I should say, his documentation demonstrated that he had the greatest financial portfolio with the highest or I should say, the lowest debt-to-earnings ratio. Well, the problem with that is he may have actually lied to the GSA, with which to obtain the old post office.”
“Do you know that he falsified it?” the CNN host pressed.
“No, but I think now that you have the tax returns and personal financial statements, I think you’re incumbent upon individuals to take a look at the application that was submitted to the GSA for not just that, but I think about Ferry Point [golf course],” he added. “It’s all predicated upon his net worth and his valuation on the Trump Organization.”
“That he may have inflated, you talked about this, he inflates it and deflates when convenient,” Camerota clarified.
Trump’s attacks on voting ‘backfired and only inspired people to march early to the polls’: report
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joseph Gloria has had three decades of election experience in Nevada, but had never seen a "perfect storm," as he called it, like this before. With all hands on deck for this election cycle, Gloria helped put together an entire mail-in voting system in less than 90 days to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m as comfortable as I can be because I have an excellent staff,” Gloria said. “We learned some things in the primary and are feeling good about this cycle, but unfortunately we have people at the national level who are encouraging people to do things that disrupt the polling place and make it a challenge for us to process votes.”
Watch Kamala Harris laugh out loud when 60 Minutes asks her if Trump is racist
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) laughed when asked if President Donald Trump was racist during a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday evening on CBS.
"Do you think the president is racist?" Nora O'Donnell asked.
"Yes, I do," Harris replied, with a laugh. "Yeah, I do."
"You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first Black president of the United States," she said, referring to the racist "birther" conspiracy theory he pushed against Barack Obama.
"You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters and on the other side neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side," she continued. "Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals? His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban?"
Lesley Stahl takes Trump to task for still not having a health care plan as 60 Minutes airs interview
CBS News' Lesley Stahl took heat from President Donald J. Trump for asking him "tough questions" during their interview for 60 Minutes and the train wreck will air Sunday night in primetime.
But in the meantime, there's this:
Lesley Stahl: But you're okay with some tough questions?
President Donald Trump: No, I'm not. I mean--
Lesley Stahl: (LAUGH) You're not okay with tough questions?