Oh, Trump must be having a cow right about now.
Courtesy of NYT:
Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer, agreed on Tuesday to plead guilty to campaign finance charges, making the extraordinary admission that he paid a pornographic film actress to secure her silence about an affair she said she had with Mr. Trump.
Mr. Cohen is also expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of bank and tax fraud. For months, prosecutors in New York have been investigating him in connection with those crimes and focusing on his role in helping to arrange financial deals with women connected to Mr. Trump.
Mr. Cohen surrendered to the F.B.I. at the bureau’s Lower Manhattan offices at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday. He was expected to appear in United States District Court in Manhattan before Judge William H. Pauley III later in the afternoon.
His lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The plea agreement does not call for Mr. Cohen to cooperate with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, but it does not preclude him from providing information to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining the Trump campaign’s possible involvement in Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign.
There is also this from CNN:
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to eight criminal counts and said that “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office” he kept information that would have been harmful to the candidate and the campaign from becoming public.
So this is an admission that Cohen paid off Stormy Daniels, and others, in order to keep scandalous information from being revealed during the election, and that Trump directed him to do so.
That is NOT what they said when asked about this back when the Stormy Daniels story first broke.
I also think that is pretty clearly a crime.
Here is Donald Trump denying that he even knew about the Stormy Daniels payoff.
Busted! Trump must be having the worst week of his entire life right now.
However, it absolutely made Michael Avenatti’s day.
The developments of today will permit us to have the stay lifted in the civil case & should also permit us to proceed with an expedited deposition of Trump under oath about what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did about it. We will disclose it all to the public.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) August 21, 2018
Yep, worst week ever!
And get a load of how it has Rudy Giuliani all freaked out:
NEW / from Rudy Giuliani: “There is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the President in the government’s charges against Mr. Cohen. It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen’s actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time.” pic.twitter.com/EHWRjqr0vb
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) August 21, 2018
No wrongdoing? How far is Giuliani’s head buried up Trump’s ass?
P.S. You can read the entire pleas deal by clicking here.