Donald Trump's former lawyer will leave the United States if he gets re-elected
Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has insisted he will "leave" the United States if the former president gets re-elected.
Donald Trump's former lawyer will "leave the country" if he is re-elected as President of the United States.
Michael Cohen has claimed a potential re-election "could be a real problem" for the nation's democracy, and he has real fears about how things could pan out.
Appearing on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', he said: "This could be a real problem, not only again for us, but also for America's democracy and the future of this country… I will leave the country.”
Cohen added that he "fears for his safety" and life, and alleged that Trump will try to "exact revenge" on anyone he can.
He continued: “I fear for my safety. I fear for my life. Again, you don't know Donald Trump. I do.
"Don't listen to my words. Listen to his words. He will exact revenge on anyone who has done him wrong. There's a lot of people on that list.
"It's not just me. It's judges, it's lawyers, it's citizens. It's prosecutors. It's Congress members. He will exact revenge on anyone and everyone that he's capable of.”
Asked if he would consider seeking asylum in a forein country, he confirmed he "absolutely" would.
Trump, 77, is facing charges of inflating his wealth on financial statements given to banks to secure loans, which he has denied.
Cohen claimed while he wants Trump to be "held accountable" for the allegations, he isn't sure if seeing the businessman turned politician behind bars is the right move for the US as a whole.
He explained: “I want him held accountable, but I have great concerns that if in fact Donald Trump is locked up in an institution, that he would sell or give away national security secrets for a bag of tuna or a book of stamps.
"My bigger concern is the protection and safety of America. So let them put him under a very serious home confinement situation.
"But to put him into an institution, remember, for four years, he was briefed every single day on national security issues. I care more about America than I do seeing Donald Trump behind bars.”