Former Trump “Fixer” Cohen Meets with Manhattan Investigators

January 17, 2023

Former President Trump’s ex-attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen was meeting Tuesday afternoon with investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Cohen confirmed to reporters that he was asked for an interview by investigators for D.A. Alvin Bragg upon his arrival at a government office building in Manhattan. 

“They’re calling me in for the 14th time, so we’ll see what happens,” Cohen said, adding that he hasn’t met with investigators since Bragg took office more than a year ago. “This is my first time meeting with Alvin Bragg.”

Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court in 2018 for arranging a nondisclosure agreement for which he paid the adult film star known as “Stormy Daniels” $130,000, a campaign contribution violation during the 2016 election cycle, since the payment was made in service of the campaign and exceeded the federal limit.

The Stormy Daniels case was the first for which the Manhattan D.A. office began investigating Trump and his company, the Trump Organization. It was launched under Bragg’s predecessor Cyrus Vance Jr., and it ultimately grew into a sweeping probe of Trump’s finances that included a successful Supreme Court battle for his tax returns by Congress.

The meeting between Cohen and investigators comes four days after the Trump Organization was fined  $1.6 million—the maximum legal amount—after being convicted on 17 counts of tax fraud. The company plans to appeal.

A spokesperson for the Manhattan D.A. declined to comment.

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