Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Paying Stormy Daniels And Karen McDougal "At The Direction Of" Trump
On August 21, Michael Cohen appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to eight felony charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion. But charges relating to campaign finance violations might be of the most interest to Trump’s critics.
What are they all about?
The President’s former personal lawyer shocked those in attendance when he admitted he made payments to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress. Both women earlier claimed that hey had an affair with Trump.
Questioned by the federal judge, Cohen revealed he delivered $150,000 and $130,000 to each of the women "at the direction of candidate." Even though he didn’t use his boss’ name, it’s clear that the lawyer was employed by the President at that time.
It’s no surprise the 72-year-old was not happy when he heard the news
If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018
Earlier this year, CNN released a scandalous tape of Cohen and Trump discussing the payment to McDougal where the President asked his lawyer to "pay with cash." The conversation took place back in 2016, and you can listen to it in the video below.
Full audio: Presidential candidate Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording "https://t.co/YmC0QuDqTx pic.twitter.com/fBbq7r1Lq9— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 25, 2018
How did the public react to Cohen pleading guilty?
😂😂😂😂 but, but, Donny, you only hire the best people...right? Plus, you don’t really think Michael will still be a lawyer after this, do you? You shouldn’t upset him though, you might need him to help with your appeal(s)— Amy Atrebas (@AmyAtrebas) August 23, 2018
Don’t you get it!!! Democrats are looking for any reasons to impeach trump because they have NOT chance to win the next elections— J-CAPVRRO (@jcapvrro) August 22, 2018
Now, the lawyer faces up to 5 years in prison. We wonder how this news will affect the President.