Donald Trump on Monday went on a lying spree and said that Democrats are “wrongly” referring to a “simple private transaction” (that’s a real stretch) as a “campaign contribution,” referencing payments made by his ex-attorney to two women who had affairs with the president over a decade ago.
With a pair of tweets, Trump claimed a payment made by Michael Cohen was “done correctly,” lying that he would not be legally liable if it had been done incorrectly, and that Michael Cohen was only “trying to get his sentence reduced.”
Cohen in August pled guilty to two campaign finance law violations involving payments he made in the presidential campaign to two women Trump had cheated on his wife with. Cohen said in his plea that he violated the campaign finance law at the orders of the candidate, meaning Trump.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed documents which laid out allegations against Michael Cohen, and said that he violated those campaign finance laws because he was ordered to by “Individual-1,” whose description exactly and exclusively matches Donald Trump.
Democrats have been justified by the filings, which came a few days after Robert Mueller filed court papers which laid out the extent of the cooperation between prosecutors and ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, suggesting that the president is in growing legal danger.
“The president has now stepped into the same territory that ultimately led to President Nixon resigning the office. President Nixon was an unindicted co-conspirator, a — certainly a different set of facts,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said on Sunday while on ABC.
“My takeaway is there’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said while on CBS.