Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, is preparing to stab his former client in the back as he promises to release incriminating information about the President and implicate him in criminal conduct.
Whether or not the President is guilty is one thing.
So far in over two years of investigation, the opposition has come up with zero evidence to support the claims that Trump is in violation of any law.
But that could all change if Cohen’s assertions are found to be true.
Cohen Said Trump Paid Hush Money
It’s expected that Cohen will tell the House Oversight Committee that Trump paid out hush money to silence former adult-film star Stormy Daniels to prevent her from talking about their affair.
While Trump denies the affair ever happened, Daniels has maintained an encounter took place a number of years ago and that she was then paid to remain silent.
According to Brett Samuels:
“The New York Times separately reported that Cohen will describe in “granular detail” the plan to pay Daniels and that he would provide documentation to supplement his claims.
Cohen last year pleaded guilty to paying Daniels and one other woman during the 2016 campaign to keep quiet about alleged affairs with Trump. He said at the time that he committed the campaign finance violations at Trump’s direction.”
Trump has acknowledged that he knew about the payments but maintains that they were not in violation of campaign finance laws.
Can Cohen Even Be Trusted?
In addition to revealing details on hush money payments, it’s believed that Cohen will also discuss the President’s finances and the allegations that he has either exaggerated figures regarding his personal wealth for business purposes.
But can Cohen even be trusted?
As White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, Cohen is a “disgraced felon” who will go to prison for lying to Congress.
“Sadly, he will go before Congress this week, and we can expect more of the same,” Sanders said. “It’s laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies.”
Remember that Cohen has a long history of illegal activity. He was arrested for Cohen, campaign finance law violations, bank fraud, tax fraud and lying to Congress about the timing of negotiations for a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Trump said this about Cohen’s activity; “I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law,” Trump tweeted after Cohen’s sentencing. “He was a lawyer, and he is supposed to know the law. It is called ‘advice of counsel,’ and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid.”
Only time will tell if Cohen truly is a rat like Trump says or if he can convincingly prove Trump’s guilt.