In other news, the official word is that Michael Cohen will plead guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud, and campaign finance fraud. There's 8 counts in all.
Counts 1-5. Tax evasion 2012-2016
Count 6 false statement to financial institution Feb 2015-April 2016
Count 7 willful cause of unlawful corporate contribution June 2016-Oct. 2016
Count 8 excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016
— Stephen Brown (@PPVSRB) August 21, 2018
BREAKING: Cohen says at direction of 'candidate for federal office' he arranged to make payments 'for principal purpose of influencing election'
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 21, 2018
Meanwhile, a libel lawsuit brought against Trump dossier author Christophere Steele by Russian oligarchs and bankers named in the dossier was thrown out of court. They couldn't prove their claim that Steele misrepresented what he found.
Finally, Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner (R) "joked" that Putin is going to help him win in November.
In a recording obtained by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and provided to HuffPost, Wagner is heard cracking the joke to a crowd in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
“By the way, the Russians are going to help me with Tom Wolf,” Wagner says, prompting a round of laughter and applause from the audience. “If I have to use Paul Manafort, I will.”
Ha! Get it? Because Putin helped Trump win and everyone knows it.
Today was a very long week.