Anti-Trump journalists cheered the news that Michael Cohen planned to testify against Donald Trump.
Liberals claimed this was the end for the President.
However, that all changed after one crime from Obama’s past resurfaced.
Michael Cohen Claims Trump Ordered Him To Break The Law
In his plea agreement, Cohen claimed Trump ordered him to make payments to women who were alleging they had an affair with the President.
Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws with these payments.
Trump-hating journalists trumpeted Cohen’s admission as evidence that Trump was part of a criminal conspiracy.
The Washington Post’s Dan Balz cheerfully wrote, “No day during President Trump’s 19 months in office could prove as dangerous or debilitating as Tuesday.”
Democrats and journalists smell blood.
Democrats will cite Cohen accusing Trump of ordering him to break the law as reason to impeach the President.
A Crime From Obama’s Past Emerges
Cohen pleaded guilty to contributing amounts over the legal maximum limit and failing to report them.
Journalists claim this was a serious crime and Trump’s involvement was criminal.
Experts shut this talk down.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on Chris Cuomo’s CNN program and explained that what Trump has been accused of is no more serious than jaywalking.
“Any candidate has the right to contribute unlimited amounts to his own campaign,” said Dershowitz.
“Any candidate. It may sound terrible, and it may be terrible, but any candidate has the right to pay hush money to somebody to influence the outcome of the election.”
“Well, that’s the next question is whether it has to be reported, and is that a technical violation?” Dershowitz responded.
Dershowitz cited the FEC fining the Obama campaign $375,000 as evidence of how prosecutors treat failure to report contributions.
“Do you know how many technical violations has the Obama campaign committed and every other campaign committed? Failure to report a contribution by the candidate itself is essentially jaywalking.”
In 2008, the Obama campaign failed to file 48-hour notices of 1,300 contributions adding up to nearly two million dollars.
At the time, the FEC handed down the biggest fine in history to the Obama campaign.
Yet no journalist raised the idea of impeachment over this violation.
And not a single Republican listed it among the long line of scandals for the Obama administration.
Trump supporters pointed out the double standard.
It illustrates the extent to which Mueller and other federal prosecutors stretched the law to target Trump for destruction.
President Trump tweeted:
Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018
Federal investigators letting the Obama campaign escape with a fine, yet punishing Michael Cohen with jail time, is more evidence that the investigation into Trump is a rigged witch-hunt.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the conspiracy to destroy Donald Trump.