Fox News Drops A Thermonuclear Bomb On Team Trump

The hits keep coming for Team Trump, with Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts tweeting out a massive bombshell that could spell the beginning of the end. 

To say today was a bad day for the White House and team Trump would be the understatement of the decade, if not longer.

Former criminal investigator and criminal defense attorney, Seth Abramson, may have said it best this morning when he tweeted: “It’s too much to hope for, but the idea of a Cohen plea and a Manafort guilty verdict on the same day is like a hot fudge sundae sitting on a rainbow.”

Well, as it turned out – that wasn’t too much to hope for after all.

As The Washington Post reported,

Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Manhattan courthouse to eight violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws, telling a federal judge that he worked to silence two women before the 2016 election at the direction of then-candidate Trump.

Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making a false statement to a bank and two campaign finance violations: willfully causing an illegal corporate contribution and making an excessive campaign contribution.

When it came to the campaign finance violations, Cohen implicated the president directly. He told the court that he worked with Trump to pay off two women to keep their stories of alleged affairs with Trump from becoming public before Election Day.

Continuing, The Washington Post reported that this was one of two legal dramas that played out today to the assumed detriment of team Trump:

Cable television played Cohen’s plea in an extraordinary legal split screen, as a Virginia jury convicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on eight counts in his bank and tax fraud trial.

The jury in Alexandria, Va., convicted Manafort on eight of the 18 tax and bank fraud charges against him and said it was deadlocked on the other 10.

And for the record – so far – The Washington Post added that: “Cohen is the fifth Trump associate to have pleaded guilty or be charged with criminal wrongdoing since Trump took office, including his former national security adviser, his deputy campaign chairman and a former campaign policy adviser.”

And then it got worse, much worse!

The scene shifts to the Twitter page for Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts who posted an image of a statement by Michael Cohen’s attorney, Lanny J. Davis, which read as follows:

Michael Cohen took this step today so that his family can move on to the next chapter. This is Michael fulfilling his promise made on July 2nd to put his family and country first and tell the truth about Donald Trump. Today he stood up and testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal purpose of influencing an election. If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn’t the be a crime for Donald Trump?

Not finished with the bad news, he sent out  a couple of tweets providing more background on Cohen’s plea:

  • Source close to @realDonaldTrump tells Fox News “remember, the President cannot be indicted.”

and

  • Plea agreement stipulates that ⁦@MichaelCohen212⁩ will spend between 46 and 63 months in jail

However, his final tweet was a huge bombshell admission by Trump’s favorite network:

  • @MichaelCohen212 attorney @LannyDavis tells @FoxNews “This is just the beginning” and that Cohen will speak with any investigators (including Mueller) “to make sure the truth about @realDonaldTrump gets out”

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