Whenever your attorney is being investigated by the Feds, the outcome usually won’t be good. Lawyers know all the dirt and have all the receipts. This is the reality of Donald J. Trump as federal prosecutors have implicated him, along with his attorney, Michael Cohen, for violating campaign finance laws by paying off several women before the 2016 election.
The federal prosecutors have gathered that Trump devised a scheme to pay hush money to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. They both claimed to have had sexual encounters with the 45th President. Trump has vehemently denied having affairs with either woman.
According to the documents, Individual-1 is none other than Donald Trump.
“With respect to both payments, Cohen acted with the intent to influence the 2016 presidential election,” the filing reads. “Cohen coordinated his actions with one or more members of the campaign, including through meetings and phone calls, about the fact, nature, and timing of the payments. In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1.”
Cohen will face sentencing in Manhattan next week. He is charged with campaign finance violations and lying to Congress about the extent of Trump’s business affairs in Russia.