New book accused the president of corruption and fraud, according to an excerpt released Thursday.
In the book entitled Disloyal, A Memoir, Cohen made several accusations in his book, including that the president cheated in the 2016 election with the help of Russia.
Cohen, Trumps former fixer, wrote that Trump attempted to get close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his coterie of corrupt billionaire oligarchs.
Trump had colluded with the Russians, but not in the sophisticated ways imagined by his detractors. I also knew that the Mueller investigation was not a witch-hunt, Cohen wrote.
Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian connivance, as you will discover in these pages, because doing anything and I mean anything to win has always been his business model and way of life, he added.
The day has finally arrived. I have waited a long time to share my truth. To read the foreword and pre-order my book DISLOYAL, visit https://t.co/Va4Rt0Zear
Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) August 13, 2020
Trump himself has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, and he and his allies have called the Russia probe a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.”
The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election concluded that the country interfered through a series of social media disinformation and influence campaigns. It also did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government in the 2016 election.
Trumps former lawyer also predicted that the president will never leave office peacefully.
“The types of scandals that have surfaced in recent months will only continue to emerge with greater and greater levels of treachery and deceit,” the excerpt read.
“If Trump wins another four years, these scandals will prove to only be the tip of the iceberg. Im certain that Trump knows he will face prison time if he leaves office, the inevitable cold Karma to the notorious chants of ‘Lock Her Up!'” Cohen wrote.
The White House labeled the book as fan fiction in a statement obtained by NBC News.
“He readily admits to lying routinely but expects people to believe him now so that he can make money from book sales,” the statement said. “Its unfortunate that the media is exploiting this sad and desperate man to attack President Trump.”
The president himself has slammed Cohen since he cooperated in Muellers investigation into the campaigns ties to Russia, calling him a fraud and a liar.
In the book, Cohen also portrays himself as a bad guy who helped the president, who he said acted like a mob boss.
From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas, to tax fraud, to deals with corrupt officials from the former Soviet Union, to catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trumps clandestine lovers, I wasnt just a witness to the presidents riseI was an active and eager participant, he wrote.
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and lying to Congress, but he was released to serve his sentence at home amid concerns about the pandemic.