Trump implicated in electoral fraud case as former lawyer pleads guilty

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In the last few hours it’s been reported than Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud and has implicated the president in breaking electoral law.

Most significant amongst the guilty pleas is that of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate or campaign, directly implicating the president himself.

Speaking during the hearing, held at a Manhattan court, Mr Cohen said that he had been instructed by ‘a candidate for federal office’, alluding to Mr Trump, who was not named directly during today’s proceedings.

Mr Cohen said that he had acted ‘for the principal purpose of influencing [the] election’.

The president’s former lawyer payed ‘hush money’ to two alleged mistresses of Mr Trump, one of whom is Stormy Daniels, who Mr Cohen previously admitted to paying on the eve of the election in order to win her silence.

The charges…

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Posted on 08/21/2018, in politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. May ‘The Force’ be with Mueller.

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  2. Sorry to steal this joke, but It’s Mueller time! Haha! 😛

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  3. Dear Xena,

    Law enforcement is getting a lot closer to you know who living in the White House. Here come the erratic, mean-spirited, targeted tweets. Let’s just pray that he doesn’t do anything serious as he acts out in response.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Gronda,
      I think with all that golfing, Trump has been in the sun too long. My concern now is for Michael Cohen. Trump knows what Cohen knows, and that might put a target on his back.

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