Michael Cohen claims Trump could ‘start a WAR’ to win 2020 election as he’d do ‘anything & everything’ to stay in power – The Sun

MICHAEL Cohan said Trump could "start a war" to win the 2020 election because he'd do "anything and everything" to stay in power.

On Tuesday, Cohen issued the stark warning and expressed his increasing concern about what the president would do if he was beaten by Joe Biden.

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"Donald Trump will do anything and everything within which to win," said Cohen, who was promoting his new book "Disloyal," which is out on September 8.

"I believe that includes manipulating the ballots, I believe that he would even go so far as to start a war in order to prevent himself from being removed from office," he said during the NBC interview.

"My biggest fear is that there will not be a peaceful transition of power in 2020."

Trump's former lawyer from 2006 to 2018 is currently under house arrest in New York.

Cohen was disbarred and got three years in prison for campaign-finance crimes related to his work for Trump.

He will serve the rest of his term from home and is due for release in November 2021. 

Meanwhile, Trump has indicated that he might not accept the election results, telling Fox News that he'll "have to see" on July 19: "No, I'm not going to just say yes. I'm not going to say no, and I didn't last time either."

But his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton has also urged Democrat Biden not to concede to the Republican candidate even if it's close on the night.

Cohen once vowed that he would "take a bullet" for his boss – but in the Forward of his book, he revealed Trump's "mob boss" mentality.

"Apart from his wife and children, I knew Trump better than anyone else did," Cohen wrote, taking credit for his decision to run in 2015.

"In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man."

But Cohen also conceded that he knew the president very well and recounted his 2019 drive to testify against the "real real Donald Trump."

"Not the billionaire celebrity savior of the country or lying lunatic, not the tabloid tycoon or self-anointed Chosen One, not the avatar @realdonaldtrump of Twitter fame, but the real real Donald Trump—the man very, very, very few people know," Cohen said.

The first part of the touted tome was published on DisloyalTheBook.com on Thursday afternoon.

"He has no one he trusts to keep his secrets," it reads. "For ten years, he certainly had me, and I was always there for him, and look what happened to me."

But the book also contains a few of Cohen's startling wrongdoings related to his case.

"I stiffed contractors on his behalf, ripped off his business partners, lied to his wife Melania to hide his sexual infidelities, and bullied and screamed at anyone who threatened Trump's path to power," Cohen said.

"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 Trump's clandestine lovers, I wasn't just a witness to the president's rise—I was an active and eager participant."

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