Yesterday we learned that Michael Cohen has been participating in hours of interviews with Robert Mueller. So now it appears Cohen is cooperating with Mueller on Russia matters, with the federal attorney for the SDNY regarding campaign finance matters & possibly other non-Russia matters (e.g. banking issues, money laundering), and addressing charitable foundation issues with the NY AG.
Emily Jane Fox of Vanity Fair and Donny Deutsch have been speaking with Cohen for some time, and they commented this morning in appearances on Joe Scarborough's show:
Fox: [Cohen] also feels like the president did absolutely nothing to protect him. In fact he did things to actively hurt him. He has absolutely no reason, no feeling like I'm going to do anything to protect him [Trump].
On why the president didn't bring Cohen into the White House to protect him:
Fox: My sense is that the president knew that Michael Cohen had done bad things on his behalf and on his own and so cut bait. That was the strategy.
Michael Cohen still lives in the building where Jared and Ivanka live. This is someone who is so inextricably tied and linked to the entire Trump family, who worked side-by-side with all three of his adult children. He also has felt in the last couple of months that there has been a concerted effort by Don Jr, by Jared Kushner, by Rudy Giuliani to throw him under the bus. Not just the president, but his children as well. It's just a dangerous place for the Trump family.
Donny Deutch: I think there's more loathing towards Junior and Jared, particularly Junior because there was this built-in affection for the boss for a long time. There's that scorned feeling. But his brow would even furrow more when he would talk about the kids. But to the opening tease, Trump has a lot to worry about... a lot. And Emily and I have both been privy to a lot of things that Michael knows and uh... boy, oh boy.