Earlier this week it was revealed that Donald Trump was trying to build Trump Tower Moscow during the election, and that Cohen had reached out to the Kremlin itself for help in trying to make it happen. This has put Cohen back front and center in the Russia scandal. The assertions about Cohen in the Trump-Russia dossier never were substantiated, but that’s not even the story here. Cohen’s role in trying to get Vladimir Putin to help Donald Trump build a Moscow high-rise during the election is the story.
Not only is Michael Cohen’s latest legal maneuver bound to fail, it only serves to make him look more suspicious. By asking Congress to stop looking into his role in the Russia scandal, he seems to be unwittingly acknowledging that he’s afraid of what the probe will find. If anything, this will cause investigators to focus on him even more thoroughly.