Cohen's book foreword: Trump 'wouldn’t mind if I was dead'
The book is that is written by Michael Cohen. This book has not yet been published. It's going to be released, I think, on September 7th But what he did Dio was he released the forward to his book, The introduction. The introduction to his book, and it says, Ah, lot Now I found this Tio. I went to disloyal the book dot com That's the name of the book Disloyal. And the foreword to the book is published at Disloyal the book dot com and I want to share with you some of what this, says An and I hope you will be patient with me because I am going to read what Michael Cohen says. And it's scary stuff that he's talking about, and this is just the prelude. This is just the introduction to what the book contains. He says. The president of the United States wanted me dead. Or let me say it the way Donald Trump would. He wouldn't mind if I was dead. That was how Trump talked like a mob boss, using language, carefully calibrated to convey his desires and demands while at the same time employing deliberate in direction to insulate himself and avoid actually ordering a hit on his former personal attorney. Confident constantly, Eri and at least in my heart. Adopted son. I'm I'm skipping around on this, by the way, because it's way too long for me to share with share all of it with you. Ever since I had flipped and agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller in the special counsel's office, the death threats had come in by the hundreds enraged Trump supporters vowed to kill me and I took those threats very seriously. The president called me a rat and tweeted angry accusations at me as well as my family. All rats deserve to die. I was told I was a low life Judas and they were going to hunt me down. President Trump controlled all the levers of the commander in chief, and all the Overton covert powers that come with the highest office in the country. He also possessed a cult like hold over his supporters, some of them demonstrably unhinged and willing to do anything to please or protect the president. I knew how committed these fanatics were because I've been one of them on acolyte obsessed with Donald J. Trump, a demented follower willing to do anything for him, including as I vowed, wants to a reporter. To take a bullet. On the eve of my public testimony, lying in the still of the night in my hotel room, taking a bullet assumed a completely different meaning. Hey, Michael Cohen. This is a quote. Hey, Michael Cohen. Do your wife and father in law know about your girlfriends? GOP representative Matt gets tweeted me that night to cite just one example of the juvenile idiocy and menace aimed in my direction. Quote. I wonder show remain faithful. When you're in prison. She's about to learn a lot. It's not just that it's juvenile. It is menacing. It is disturbing it is. You know what it is? It is obstruction of justice. It's witness tampering is what it is. To half of Americans, it seemed like Trump was effectively a Russian controlled fraud who had lied and cheated his way to the White House to the other half of Americans to trump supporters. The entire Russian scandal was a witch hunt invented by Democrats still unable to accept the fact that Hillary Clinton had lost fair and square in the most surprising upset in the history of American presidential elections. Both sides were wrong. 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. 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. Trump had also continue to pursue a major real estate deal and deal in Moscow. During the campaign, he attempted to insinuate himself into the world of President Vladimir Putin and his coterie of corrupt billionaire oligarchs. I know Because I personally ran that deal and kept Trump and his Children closely informed of all updates, even as the candidate blatantly lied to the American people, saying there's no Russian collusion. I have no dealings with Russia. There's no Russia. I knew trump better than anyone else did. In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the really man in strip clubs, shady business meetings. And in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really waas a cheat. A liar, a fraud, a bully a racist, a predator. A con man. I know where the skeletons are buried because I was the one who buried them. When Trump wanted to reach a president, Russian President Vladimir Putin via a secret back channel. I was tasked with making the connection in my Keystone Kop fashion. I stiffed contractors on his behalf, ripped off his business partners lied to his wife, Melania, hide its sexual Infidelities and bullied and screamed at anyone who threatened trumps path to power. From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas to tax fraud. Two deals