One thing Donald Trump has done is to normalize craziness in the White House. We have come to expect some type of off-the-wall statement or behavior on the part of the president nearly every day. We are no longer surprised or shocked at scandals, because they have become the norm during Trump’s presidency.
The shell company established by Michael Cohen has agreed to tear up the 2016 “hush money” agreement with Trump mistress Stormy Daniels — and demanded that she repay the $130,000 payment she received, according to CNN. They also reported that Cohen’s lawyer claims that this latest action will “effectively put an end to the lawsuits” filed by Daniels.
Throughout his career — as he has built a global real estate and branding empire — Donald Trump has had one guiding principle: keep it private.
He has succeeded in doing this for four decades, through multiple bankruptcies and while borrowing literally billions of dollars. He has never had to disclose his personal or business financial information to the public because he has never offered publicly traded stock or debt for investors to purchase.
Federal prosecutors have given immunity to National Enquirer chief executive David Pecker in the Michael Cohen case, as the net is closing tighter around Donald Trump.
What’s bad for Donald Trump is bad for the Republican Party, and yesterday was a horrible day for Donald Trump.
Republicans are suffering because they have allowed Trump to do a hostile takeover of their party. And now, like it or not, when people think of the Grand Old Party they think of Trump.
Rachel Maddow added another wrinkle to Trump's terrible day by pointing out that the Trump Organization was implicated in Michael Cohen's crimes, which means that Trump's company may be facing indictment.
Trump's bad day gets even worse as Omarosa dropped a new tape and told Chris Matthews that Trump asked Michael Cohen to protect him from his wife.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, used the Paul Manafort conviction and Michael Cohen guilty plea as proof that the Mueller investigation is not a witch hunt.
Former congresswoman and attorney Liz Holtzman said that the double whammy of the Manafort verdict and the Cohen cooperation means that the noose is tightening and Donald Trump is heavy duty trouble.
Michael Avenatti told MSNBC that it is a one hundred percent certainty that Michael Cohen is going to provide prosecutors with damaging information on Trump crimes.
It is being reported that Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen could plead guilty to tax fraud and bank fraud within hours, as his potential plea deal is bad news for Trump.
The parallels between Watergate and the Russia scandal are growing as Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, is getting advice from the man who brought down Nixon, John Dean.
Trump is going to get more bad news as his former lawyer, Michael Cohen could be criminally charged by the end of August.
We haven’t heard from Michael Cohen or his attorney lately, and in many ways the silence has been deafening. The former Trump attorney has not been on Twitter or on television or anywhere else in the media for weeks.
Yesterday’s headline on ABC News read: “Joint defense with Cohen over; experts hired to analyze Trump-Cohen tape: Giuliani.”
This may not have seemed like a very important news item but it actually is confirmation that Michael Cohen is cutting a plea deal with prosecutors and is ready to now “flip” on his former boss Donald Trump.
After taking a day off for some unexplained reason, President Donald Trump was back on Twitter Sunday morning addressing many of his favorite topics, including:
- Attacking his former personal attorney Michael Cohen,
- Defending his son, Donald Trump, Jr.,
- Threatening to shut down down the government,
- Demanding Congress give in to his demands on immigration, and
- Repeating the ridiculous claim that his favorable poll numbers are higher than any other Republican president, including Abraham Lincoln.
He wrote first, “Do you think the Fake News Media will ever report on this tweet from Michael?” referring to a report that Cohen had complimented Trump Junior. “So proud of @DonaldJTrumpJr for being open, honest and transparent to the American people,” Cohen wrote on Twitter on July 11, 2017, attaching a photo of Trump Jr. for good measure. “This nonsense needs to stop!”