Corman followed a roadmap set out in a report by Wayne Barrett, a muckraking journalist for The Village Voice, to investigate whether Trump agreed to sign a landlord lawsuit against oil companies. . Large undeveloped rental land in Manhattan. Barrett said Trump met with federal agents without a lawyer present.
The nearly six-month investigation has left witnesses weak, the statute of limitations approaching, and prosecution unlikely, according to people familiar with the matter. Still, the lesson Trump seemed to learn from it was that he had the ability to get out of difficult situations by persuading his adversaries.
In 2011, then-New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman launched an investigation into Trump University to see if Trump’s for-profit classes, which he claims are teaching people how to be successful in business, were fraudulent. I checked what Trump first tried flattery and relationship building.
He hired Avi Chic, who had been director of Mr. Schneiderman’s inauguration. However, no negotiations with Schneiderman took place, and ultimately Trump implicated Schneiderman in Schneiderman’s ruse to try to pressure Trump into donating campaign funds in exchange for dropping the probe. accused of doing so. Trump bitterly complained that one of his firm’s lawyers followed Schneiderman’s instructions regarding the documents, Michael D. Cohen, a former Trump fixer, recalled in a 2021 interview. rice field.
Trump filed lawsuits until he suddenly settled shortly after he was elected president in 2016.
Since becoming president, Trump has been searching for the next Roy Cohn. Trump was in the White House when a special counsel was appointed to investigate whether Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election and whether they obstructed justice. One of his first impulses was to meet with the people investigating him. He told his lawyer that he wanted to sit down with Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III first.
Those lawyers refused to follow the president’s impulses. However, some of his recent lawyers gave in to his greed and attacked aggressively most of the time.
“I think he thinks he can buy and fight everything, which is not true,” Rosenberg said.