Michael Cohen Is Going to Jail, Trump's Likely in the Clear

Thumps up Trump and Hesitant Michael Cohen with falling money backdrop

Big Michael Cohen news; Michael Cohen is going to jail...

The longtime personal attorney of President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, accepted a plea deal Tuesday, which will place Cohen behind bars for three to five years. 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 corporate contribution and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.

Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws 'at direction of' Trump.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 21, 2018 

Cohen admitted he violated campaign finance laws when payments were provided to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal “at the request” of then-candidate President Trump.

Democrat Propaganda Parade on Cohen, Trump

Democratic partisans piled on President Trump Tuesday evening indicating the Cohen plea could be the start of the road towards impeachment.

If ever there were an impeachable offense, directing your personal attorney to commit crimes to influence an election is it.

Your serve, House Republicans. #CohenPleaDeal #Trump
— Brian Normoyle (@BrianNormoyle) August 21, 2018 

The guilty plea of @realDonaldTrump attorney Michael Cohen, the conviction of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the indictment of GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter reaffirm three principles that are self-evident:

Truth is truth

Corruption is corruption

The law is the law
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 21, 2018 

Michael Cohen’s guilty plea appears to implicate the President in a knowing violation of campaign finance laws, with the payment of hush money to advance the Trump campaign. This is the first guilty plea directly alleging potential criminal activity by the President.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 21, 2018 

Michael Cohen Plea Deal

Cohen did not specifically name Daniels, McDougal or President Trump in the plea deal. Dates and amounts lined up with the payments made to Daniels and McDougal.

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis appeared on the Rachel Maddow show Tuesday evening and said he had knowledge of certain subjects and would be sharing with the special council led by Robert Mueller.

Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen's lawyer, to @maddow: "I can tell you that Mr. Cohen has knowledge on certain subjects that should be of interest to the special counsel and [he] is more than happy to tell the special counsel all that he knows."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 21, 2018 

Guiliani: Cohen’s Actions Reflect a Pattern of Dishonesty

Those closest to President Trump did not interpret the Cohen plea as detrimental. Rudy Giuliani, who serves as legal counsel for Trump, said Tuesday that federal charges against Cohen contain no allegation of wrongdoing on the part of the president.

“There is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president in the government’s charges against Mr. Cohen,” Guiliani said in a statement. “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.”

Mark Levin Chimes in on Sean Hannity's Show

Conservative constitutionalist Mark Levin took to the airwaves Tuesday night to defend the president. He appeared on the Sean Hannity program where he expressed doubt that the Mueller team would have anything substantial to implicate the president.

Hillary puppet Lanny Davis is a moron; make sure to watch Hannity tonight on Fox at 9:30 PM eastern time. I will explain this.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 21, 2018 

He laid out an argument expressing the fact that President Trump did not break any campaign finance laws. Levin called the guilty plea propaganda and explained from a legal perspective that it will not impact Trump.

“In my opinion, everything that’s being said about the Cohen case is wrong. And remember who Cohen’s lawyer is: Lanny Davis, who hates Trump, who is a Hillary consigliere,” he added. “And this guy Michael Cohen is a sleazeball.”

“This is a guilty plea. It’s not an adjudication,” Levin continued. “Prosecutors and Cohen cut a deal. It’s a plea bargain. It’s not a precedent. … They obviously had more on Michael Cohen, or Michael Cohen wouldn’t have cut a deal.”

“Let’s say a candidate says, ‘Get a nondisclosure agreement, pay the funds out of my pocket because I don’t want this person to attack me during the campaign for something that occurred before the campaign.’ That’s perfectly legal. That’s not a campaign expenditure.”

Cohen's Crimes Don't Necessarily Implicate Trump

Manafort was Trump's Campaign lawyer; Cohen was his personal lawyer. To follow logic, Cohen never had access to Trump's campaign money. As long as President Trump paid Cohen out of pocket and not with campaign monies, he is clear from any campaign finance violations.

Stay tuned to New Right Network as more information becomes available.

Jake Highwell / Writer
I am a political pundit and equal justice advocate with two decades of journalistic experience. Currently residing in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago and a recovering Obama voter, I strive to bring insight and commentary to the MAGA Nation.
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  1. Here's all you need to know.
    (1) Trump asked Cohen a question in attorney-client privilege privacy. That's normal, to ask if you can do XYZ.
    (2) Cohen said no.
    (3) Cohen kept tapes, whether sanctioned or not.
    (4) Cohen tried to blackmail Trump.
    (5) When that failed, he released privileged tapes which "proved" Trump "guilty."
    Cohen broke the law over and over. Trump may have loose morals but I don't think he broke the law. Obviously, as long as the economy hums and we are safe, Trump ain't going nowhere. Even if he was, it's Pence next, not Clinton. So breathe.




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