In a court document released Wednesday, the tabloid publisher, American Media Inc., admitted to coordinating a hush-money payment with Trump’s 2016 campaign, reversing two years of denials. The confession came as part of an immunity agreement with the U.S. attorney’s office in New York, made public shortly after Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison over charges of tax fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress. [Politico]
THE ACCIDENTAL occupant of the White House is sandwiched between two witnesses who can prove he participated in a felony.
Michael Cohen‘s three-year sentence was because he wouldn’t tell what he knows about others involved in nefarious acts. He has a couple of months to think hard about his choices, as he prepares to talk to Democratic-controlled committees in the House, come the New Year.
And the judge made it clear that lying to Congress is not “peanuts.”
The AMI immunity deal is another pain in President Loco’s hopes to survive to see the 2020 election cycle.
As Rachel Maddow laid out, however, there’s a lot more money Cohen was paid by Trump, and we don’t know why.
The Southern District of New York‘s paper trail seems exhaustive, which was emphasized when the new New York Attorney General said she’s coming for the Trump organization.
Robert Mueller’s OSC was never going to sway Republicans to turn on their crooked, no-good political boss.
SDNY hasn’t begun to twist the knife.
POTUS has decided he can’t face the press any longer, so he’s canceled the traditional White House Christmas party.
But there’s no place for POTUS to hide anymore.
“The entire question about whether the president committed an impeachable offense now hinges on the testimony of two men: David Pecker and Allen Weisselberg, both cooperating witnesses in the SDNY investigation,” a close Trump ally told NBC News. [NBC News]