Watch: Michael Cohen’s history of vicious threats
In late March, Stormy Daniels revealed that an unknown man approached her in a parking lot and tried to intimidate her out of talking to the media about her affairs with Trump.
This is not the first time Trump has been accused of using mob-like intimidation tactics to threaten people who expose him.
In 1995, a superintendent at Trump Palace said he had evidence of “financial improprieties,” and was going to reveal the misconduct to board members. Shortly before his meeting with the board, he sent his wife and 12 year old son to collect papers from his office.
The two said Trump security guards broke into the office and held them hostage. They were freed when police arrived 90 minutes later. They sued for false imprisonment, but the lawsuit was dropped after it became too expensive for them to pursue.
Then in 2009, lawyer Kristopher Hansen said he received a threatening phone call from someone he thought to be Trump’s bodyguard. Hansen was representing a group of investors who had put their money into Trump Entertainment Resort, which was going bankrupt.
Hansen said the caller warned him against continuing in the suit against Trump, threatening that if he didn’t stop, “We know where you live and we’re going to your house for your wife and kids.”
The FBI traced the call to a phone booth across from a theater where Trump filmed a television appearance just hours after the threatening call was made. No criminal charges were ever filed in the case.
The threat against Ms. Daniels is only the most recent case we know of. Time and time again, the Trump team shows they won’t hesitate to use intimidation and threats to prevent Trump’s crimes from coming to light.
We cannot allow this mobster to remain in office.
Trump Business Practices
Trump said he’d run the country like his businesses, but that doesn’t bode well for the country. Given the number of lawsuits, fines, unpaid workers, conflicts of interest, and other unethical and illegal business practices, how do we know who’s really making the decisions and what their goals are?