BREAKING: US Justice Department prosecutors say President Trump committed felony
President Trump is finally going down.
How that happens exactly is yet to be seen, but this is the first day in a very long-time that it is being officially confirmed by the government that the president has committed a crime. A felony at that.
to repeat: US Justice Department prosecutors say President Trump committed a felony https://t.co/CKprCg3ldt— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) December 7, 2018
Here's the official read out: Trump violated campaign finance laws by directing his attorney to bribe women to keep quiet about their affairs with him.
The Justice Department: The President of the United States violated campaign finance law by directing his attorney to bribe women to keep quiet about their affairs with him. pic.twitter.com/wx9LkoSFv7— Judah Maccabeets🍝 (@AdamSerwer) December 7, 2018
Michael Cohen has been cooperating with Mueller and New York prosecutors and confirmed the information under oath. He is wanting to have no jail time based on his cooperation, which Mueller says he did, but New York prosecutors say he should serve at least 42 months and pay a $100,000 fine for his role in the scandal.
New SDNY Cohen filing: "Cohen acted with the intent to influence the 2016 presidential election [by committing campaign finance crimes] ... Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1." [Trump]— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2018
SDNY on the campaign finance crimes: "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." https://t.co/LJrXuBLPXh— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2018
Mueller: Cohen's "crime was serious. He withheld information material to the investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election being conducted by the Senate Select Cmte. on Intelligence, the House Permanent Select Cmte. on Intelligence, and the SCO."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2018
Mueller Cohen filing: "During his proffer sessions, the defendant admitted ... that he had in fact conferred with Individual 1 about contacting the Russian government before reaching out to gauge Russia’s interest in such a meeting. The meeting ultimately did not take place."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2018
Must-read: Mueller's office lays out the Michael Cohen's "received the contact information for, and spoke with, a Russian national who claimed to be a 'trusted person' in the Russian Federation who could offer the campaign 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a government level.'" pic.twitter.com/hBYkt4IpvF— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2018
The Mueller filings are coming out at a fast pace and not all of them have been read yet, but what has come out so far proves that the Trump administration has been lying, and President Trump is going to be formally charged with a felony, at least on paper for right now.
The sky is officially falling on this White House.
We will provide updates as they happen.