Michael Cohen predicts people who forgive Trump can testify against him

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“This poses a huge problem for Donald Trump, because once you get the forgiveness, you are no longer able to call the fifth amendment … because you can not be charged. “All of these people could eventually be his downfall, simply because they will testify against him,” Cohen said as he spoke to Ari Melber of MSNBC.

The Fifth Amendment protects Americans from being forced to make statements that involve themselves in criminal activity.

The president has pardoned a number of loyalists in recent weeks, including a longtime political adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason Stone Roger thanks Trump for forgiveness during exchange with West Palm Beach club GOP senator over Trump forgiveness: ‘It’s legal, it’s constitutional, but I think it’s an abuse of power’ Nothing becomes Donald Trump’s presidency like he’s not leaving anymore, former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John Manafort Roger Stone thanks Trump for forgiveness during exchange at West Palm Beach club GOP senator over Trump forgiveness: ‘It’s legal, it’s constitutional, but I think it’s an abuse of power’ Republican senator : Trump will ‘be remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior’ if he expires COVID-19 relief MORE and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Democrats like Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellTrump lawyers take disciplinary action over election attempt Juan Williams: GOP betrayal of America On The Money: Congress adopts bill to prevent coronavirus talks from closing after weekend | Federal Reserve fights MORE emergency relief talks (NJ) recently called on Trump to face criminal investigations into his use of force in his office as well as his personal business dealings after his term ended.

Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to nine charges, including tax evasion and fraud, and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was due to be released from prison next November, but was released in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.