Would you want Jay Goldberg representing you?
Before answering (quite possibly, with “Who’s Jay Goldberg?”), please read this excerpt from John Bowden’s article at thehill.com and you’ll understand why I ask:
One of President Trump‘s former attorneys predicted Thursday that Michael Cohen may flip and begin cooperating with Robert Mueller‘s investigation against Trump over his fears of being sentenced to prison.
Jay Goldberg, who told the president not to trust Cohen during a phone call last Friday, told CNN in an interview that Cohen’s character would not stand up to threats of imprisonment.
Goldberg sees Cohen “as someone not suited to stand up to the rigors of jail life,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“You think he’s of weak character?” Burnett responded.
“I do,” he added. “Prison has a racial overtone…and someone like Michael doesn’t see himself walking down Broadway while people are clamoring, ‘you’re going to be my wife.'”
Goldberg represented Trump during his divorce proceedings with both Ivana Trump and Marla Maples. During a phone call with the president last Friday, during which Trump reportedly asked for advice on the Mueller investigation, Goldberg told Trump that Cohen would not protect him under duress.
Did Donald Trump’s former lawyer – actually, his present lawyer if Trump conferred with him on this legal matter – really say that?
And if he did, would he then, at risk of his career, blow lawyer-client privilege to smithereens by immediately going on Trump-hating CNN to tell the world about it?
Something smells fishy here. Very, very fishy.
I have no doubt there’s more here than meets the eye…and suspect that it will come out quickly.
To be continued, I’m sure.