Trump’s Last 24 hours are Mind-Boggling
I once wrote that this administration as it relates to time is like dog years. Now, I don’t even know if that comparison is enough.
Earlier in the week we had Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney sentenced to three years in prison and he has already implicated President Trump in two crimes.
Michael Flynn, who lasted on the job as National Security Adviser less time than some of motorcycle trips, submitted his sentencing memo and continues to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller for more than a year now.
Both are devastating, but nothing like the last twenty-four hours.
First, we have David Pecker, former CEO of the National Enquirer that was nothing but an extension of Trump and protected him by writing outlandish stories about Trump and fake stories about Hillary Clinton, has admitted in court pleadings to have paid off Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model that had a year long affair with Trump, in order to help Trump’s bid for President. What remains unanswered is the payment to Stormy Daniels.
But, we aren’t done.
“The Third Person in the Room”
President Trump has denied that he knew anything about the hush payments to Daniels and McDougal, and he has called Cohen a “rat” and a “liar.” Trump has remained quiet about David Pecker, more on that with another post.
But, here’s the thing, by Pecker admitting his payments were to assist Trump’s campaign, that confirms everything Cohen has been saying. But even better, when Cohen and Pecker had a meeting to confirm that Pecker would do “catch and kill”stories, meaning buy negative stories, thus owning the rights to the story and not publishing it, guess who else was in the room? That’s right! President Trump!
What does that mean for Trump? Conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud. Indictment time! But, like they say in infomercials, “but wait, there’s more!”
Trump’s Criminal Investigation
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office has opened a criminal investigation into President Trump’s inauguration and campaign misspending.
More than $107 million was raised for the inauguration and the investigation is looking into “pay for play,” exactly what Trump lied to his supporters about when it came to Hillary Clinton.
Reports have more than $60 million in question, and yet Trump supporters like to create memes saying how Trump is working for free. Sad, but true. Even better, they think Trump financed his own campaign.
What kicked off the investigation? When the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office, the documents were discovered. Remember how pissed President Trump was about the raid?
At the time Trump’s rallying call was “attorney client privilege is dead.” I even had people telling me the same nonsense on social media and to this day they still don’t understand that attorney client privilege doesn’t extend to an attorney and their client committing crimes together.
They also don’t want to hear the fact that a special magistrate approved of by federal prosecutors and Trump’s legal team was given the task of separating what was privileged information and what wasn’t. Facts can be scary at times for Trump supporters who are now blowing off campaign fraud as no big deal, as well as Republicans. Hypocrisy at the highest levels.
In addition to the evidence seized in Cohen’s office, there is believed to be a recording between Melania Trump’s former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Cohen, where she is expressing her concerns about the committee’s spending.
I can tell you this; we know maybe ten percent of the story with Cohen. I believe he recorded every single call he made and that has everyone in the White House and Trump’s administration worried.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Read the sentencing memo filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Michael Flynn and his ongoing cooperation.
We now know that President Trump knew that his friend David Pecker of American Media, a.k.a. The National Enquirer, was buying the rights to the story of Karen McDougal, the former playboy model that alleges to have had a lengthy affair with Trump. We also know Trump was caught in another lie regarding payoffs, the first one being with Stormy Daniels.
David Pecker from the National Enquirer, has reached a plea deal with Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.
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