The Orange One should have studied the peoples that have had extensive experience with the Jews.
It could have easily made the difference between a relatively-calm summer, and the chaos that is now set to break upon the Administration.
Former longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts — including two campaign finance violations involving payments to silence women he believed could be detrimental to the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen testified in federal court, according to his lawyer, that Donald Trump himself directed Cohen to commit a crime.
Cohen’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 12, with bail set at $500,000. The government calculates he should spend between 51 and 63 months in prison.
The news came the same hour that Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was also found guilty on eight counts related to financial fraud.
Federal prosecutors claimed Cohen concealed more than $4 million from the IRS and, in 2016, made $280,000 in payments to two women who planned to speak publicly about their affairs with a “presidential candidate.”
Deputy U.S. attorney Robert Khuzami said in a statement outside the courthouse that Cohen sought reimbursement for the payments from the candidate’s company. Khuzami called that a “sham.” Khuzami declined to name the candidate — but court documents describe “Individual-1” as someone “who at that point had become the president of the United States.”
In all, Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion; one count of making false statements to a financial institution; one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporation contribution; and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate.
“The essence of what this case is about is justice, and that is an equal playing field for all persons in the eyes of the law,” Khuzami said in a statement following Tuesday’s hearing. “And that is a lesson that Mr. Cohen learned today, and it is a very harsh one for him.”
Cohen’s attorney said that if Cohen is guilty of violating campaign finance law, so is the president.
“Michael Cohen took this step today so that his family can move on to the next chapter,” Cohen attorney Lanny Davis said in a statement. “This is Michael fulfilling his promise made on July 2nd to put his family and country first and tell the truth about Donald Trump. Today he stood up and testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal purpose of influencing an election. If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn’t they be a crime for Donald Trump?”
The president, in West Virginia Tuesday, declined to comment on the Cohen news, walking away from reporters. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders referred all questions about Cohen to Mr. Trump’s personal attorneys.
President Trump has seemingly forgotten that people like us form a considerable minority in the states currently holding serious Congressional races – ones that may very well determine whether he finds himself impeached come 2019.
In one timeline, he would have found us to be his most stalwart defenders – especially with the catalyst for everything being a Jew who essentially pulled one of the nastiest betrayals in recent history.
But in the current moment, it’s becoming very hard indeed to defend a guy who just made it a point of triumph to celebrate the deportation of a 95-year-old man accused of personally gassing several million Jews while serving as a lowly auxiliary soldier during the Second World War.