One of the things that the FBI is looking at is NYC Taxi medallions….
I have noted that Cohen could have the NYC DA and NYS AG prefer criminal charges on THAT…..
State charges are NOT able to be pardoned by a President….
Cohen IS a lawyer….
He KNOWS this….
His buddy Trump also knows this….
Will Cohen fall on the sword for Trump and risk being convicted of money crimes….
Will he turn on Trump to save himself?
There won’t be a pardon in the mix from New York Governor Cuomo….
The investigations into Cohen are ongoing, and he hasn’t yet been charged with any crime. But Sonja Starr, also of the University of Michigan Law School, said that the investigators are looking into several issues that would be prosecuted at the state level rather than the federal level.
The investigations could lead to charges of bank fraud, money laundering, and threats of violence — all state crimes. If Cohen is charged with violating campaign finance laws in his payment to Stormy Daniels, on the other hand, that would be a federal crime.
“The fact pattern in this case certainly suggests that various state charges are possible,” she said, “in New York [in addition to] any other states where criminal conduct took place.”
If Cohen were to face state charges, only the governor of New York could pardon him. And that’s not Trump — that’s Andrew Cuomo, who earlier this year threatened to sue the president over the Republican tax bill.
In short, Michael Cohen’s problems go way beyond Robert Mueller’s investigation…..