What you see here is a different approach to Michael Cohen and his plea deal than was used in past similar circumstances. That this is an obvious attempt to claim election violations when, in fact, there were none, reveals this blatant attempt to get at President Trump. The squeeze upon Cohen by the Special Counsel was designed to get just such a result. This is a bald-faced silent coup attempt.
As Written and Reported By Mark Penn for The Hill:
The plot to get Donald Trump out of the White House thickens as his former lawyer turns on him.
Why was Michael Cohen investigated? Because the “Steele dossier” had him making secret trips to meet with Russians that never happened, so his business dealings got a thorough scrubbing and, in the process, he fell into the Paul Manafort bin reserved by the special counsel for squeezing until the juice comes out. We are back to 1998 all over again, with presidents and candidates covering up their alleged marital misdeeds and prosecutors trying to turn legal acts into illegal ones by inventing new crimes.
The plot to get President Trump out of office thickens, as Cohen obviously was his own mini crime syndicate and decided that his betrayals meant he would be better served turning on his old boss to cut the best deal with prosecutors he could rather than holding out and getting the full Manafort treatment. That was clear the minute he hired attorney Lanny Davis, who does not try cases and did past work for Hillary Clinton. Cohen had recorded his client, trying to entrap him, sold information about Trump to corporations for millions of dollars while….
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