Trump's rich friend just threw him under the bus to avoid prosecution, same day Cohen sentenced
Today, we learned at Michael Cohen's sentencing (Trump's most loyal aide for decades and guardian of all his secrets) that he will be going to prison for at least three years for committing a felony at Trump's direction.
But, shortly after his sentencing it was also announced that Trump's friend David Pecker, who owns American Media and the National Enquirer tabloid, was cooperating with prosecutors in order to avoid prosecution of his own.
Here's why this is important: Cohen is going down so quickly because he didn't fight it - his was a guilty plea. Pecker corroborates the entire thing and not only that but is admitting that he made a $150,000 payment to one of Trump's mistresses in "concert with" the Trump campaign "in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election."
Here is the official statement, in part, that AMI released with Pecker's permission:
"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.
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."
Cohen is going to prison for three years for something Trump wanted him to do. Usually, the boss who directs his subordinates gets much longer prison sentences in criminal court cases. The fact that Trump is the president and still redacted in Mueller's filings as "individual-1" we have yet to see the full implications of this. Long story short: Pecker coming out against Trump shortly after Cohen did is not good news for this White House as it undoubtedly proves that multiple felonies were committed.
Trump says that the people would revolt if he were impeached.