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Report: Trump legal adviser warns Michael Cohen could flip on him

The Wall Street Journal reports that the president's longtime legal adviser Jay Goldberg warned Mr. Trump that Michael Cohen could turn against him and cooperate with federal prosecutors.

In an interview with the Journal, Jay Goldberg, a lawyer who represented Mr. Trump through much of the 1990's and early 2000's in real estate and divorce proceedings, recalled the conversation with the president. He said that the president had called Goldberg and he cautioned Mr. Trump against trusting Cohen. Goldberg reportedly told Mr. Trump that on a scale of 1 to 100, where 100 is entirely protecting the president, Cohen "isn't even a one."

"Michael will never stand up [for you]" if charged by the government," Goldberg said he cautioned the president.

The lawyer had advised the president that the sheer volume of correspondence seized and the possible pressure applied by the federal government was enough to crack Cohen, potentially putting the president at further legal risk.

"The mob was broken by Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano caving in out of the prospect of a jail sentence," Goldberg told the Journal.

There are reports from sources close to Cohen that the raids have indeed squeezed him, creating great pressure. Those close to Cohen are concerned he could turn against the president and cooperate with investigators.

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