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'Cohen Will Be Toast': Trump's Lawyer Jay Goldberg Explains What It Will Take for Trump's Fixer to Flip

"There are certain people who are of the view that they don't belong in jail," Goldberg said.

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File this one under "only in the Trump era": One of the president's long-time lawyers explained Thursday night why another of the president's lawyer is likely to flip on the president.

The bizarre remarks came from Jay Goldberg, who served as President Donald Trump's lawyer through his divorces, in an appearance with Erin Burnett on CNN's "OutFront." They discussed Trump's fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen, who is under federal investigation and many believe may face pressure to become a cooperating witness against the president.

"Cohen will be toast," Goldberg said. "He'll cooperate as quickly as the door shuts to the cell."

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Goldberg went on to explain that he believes Cohen will be compelled to cooperate as soon as it appears he'll face the reality of a prison sentence, possibly for over a decade. The prospect of facing so many years behind bars, and the effect it would have on his family, would induce him to flip, Goldberg said.

Similar reasoning could apply to George Papadopoulos, Goldberg said, who has already pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe.

"There are certain people who are of the view that they don't belong in jail," Goldberg said.

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