“Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, indicated on Wednesday that he planned to assert his Fifth Amendment rights not to testify in connection with a pending civil lawsuit brought by a porn star that seeks to void a $130,000 “hush money” deal Cohen allegedly cut to try to suppress her story in advance of the 2016 presidential election.
“Cohen said in a declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that he planned to stay mum in that case because of a series of raids the FBI carried out at his home, office and hotel room in New York earlier this month. Executing search warrants, the agents seized a wide array of electronic devices and paper records about Cohen’s dealings.”
Is Mikhail protecting himself, as the 5th Amendment is designed to do, or is this that metaphorical bullet that he might be taking for Comrade Grabber?
I’m not sure how this civil suit lines up with any possible Federal investigation, but as we’ve long said, Mueller and Co. have all the documents from the raids already, so Mikhail, er, Michael Cohen pleading the 5th might not matter.