New York prosecutors turned the screws on Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen to get to President Trump.
Michael Cohen appeared in a Manhattan court Wednesday to face sentencing on nine charges and was sentenced to 36 months in prison.
The New York Prosecutors also revealed that they reached a non-prosecution agreement (for a non-crime) with the National Enquirer’s parent company AMI over Trump’s hush payment to Playboy bunny Karen McDougal.
Mueller’s thugs and New York prosecutors are forcing people into plea deals to admit guilt to non-crimes in order to ensnare President Trump.
As previously reported in July, CNN aired a private recording of President Trump discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would purchase rights to Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story about their 2006 affair.
The private recording is from a conversation between Trump and Cohen in September of 2016; Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis provided the recording to CNN.
McDougal sold her story to the National Inquirer for $150,000 but the tabloid, favoring Trump, didn’t run the story – a practice known as “catch-and-kill.”
Rudy Giuliani previously said Trump had no idea he was being recorded, didn’t make a payment and that he had done nothing wrong.
Now the prosecutors reached a deal for a non-crime in an effort to ‘get Trump.’
In one instance, COHEN caused American Media, Inc. (“AMI”), which was identified in previous court filings as “Corporation-1,” to make a $150,000 payment to one woman; in the other, COHEN made a $130,000 payment to another woman through an LLC he incorporated for the purpose of making the payment. COHEN was reimbursed for the latter payment in monthly installments disguised as payments for legal services performed pursuant to a retainer, when in fact no such retainer existed. COHEN made or caused both of these payments in order to influence the 2016 election and did so in coordination with one or more members of the campaign.
The Office also announced today that it has previously reached a non-prosecution agreement with AMI, in connection with AMI’s role in making the above-described $150,000 payment before the 2016 presidential election. As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate’s presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election. AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.
Assuming AMI’s continued compliance with the agreement, the Office has agreed not to prosecute AMI for its role in that payment. The agreement also acknowledges, among other things, AMI’s acceptance of responsibility, its substantial and important assistance in this investigation, and its agreement to provide cooperation in the future and implement specific improvements to its internal compliance to prevent future violations of the federal campaign finance laws. These improvements include distributing written standards regarding federal election laws to its employees and conducting annual training concerning these standards.
A non-prosecution agreement for a non-crime. DOJ Deep State/Mueller team pulling out all the stops to get @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/ueJDabxj4o
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 12, 2018