Trump Regime

Report: Michael Cohen Expected to Plead Guilty [Updated]

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

NBC News first reported this morning that Trump's longtime henchmen and lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to sign off on a plea deal.

It's not clear what the terms of the deal will be or if Cohen has agreed to testify in other matters, but NBC reports that the deal could announced very soon and possibly even today.

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, is discussing a possible guilty plea with federal prosecutors in Manhattan in connection with tax fraud and banking-related matters, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News.

Those sources stress no deal has been reached but do say the potential deal could be reached as early as today. [...]

The Cohen probe is being led by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, but any cooperation agreement would likely extend to other federal investigations.

It's difficult to speculate what Cohen could offer in a deal because there's so many things we know he was involved in and probably many things we don't know.

In all likelihood, the Feds found far more than they bargained for when they raided Cohen's offices.

UPDATE... Cohen is expected to appear in federal court at 4 pm eastern today.

UPDATE 2... The New York Times reports that Cohen will plead guilty to charges involving the hush money he paid to Trump's mistresses. That could leave his other financial crimes for another day or it could all be connected and he could plead guilty to multiple crimes at once.


  • muselet

    Listen.

    Hear that? That’s the sound of eight shoes dropping.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    Anyone who ever thought for 5 seconds that Julian Assange was truly a champion of fairness or transparency or truth should think again. Assange always championed Rand Paul to the point of saying before the 2012 election cycle that Rand Paul was perhaps the “only hope”. The “only hope” for what would be hard to say. The “only hope” for white collar crimes to go unprosecuted and unpunished? The “only hope” for foreign intelligence services looking to install their preferred candidate into the Oval Office at the White House? As to not “killing anybody”? He worked for someone who does on a regular basis ( see the use of Novichak, a deadly toxin developed by Russia, to attack British citizens and Russian defector and his daughter). Or, Rand Paul might want to revisist the case of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer who was beaten to death in prison for uncovering hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud and capital flight and money laundering out of Russia.
    The gop has dropped the mask. They are worse then even I thought they were. And I thought they were pretty bad.

    • katanahamon

      Me too..the sheer amount and scope of the corruption..the article from Vox I posted an excerpt of below barely scratches the surface of Rump’s crimes, yet he was still elected president. We have a criminal..as president..it’s just so..sad.

    • Victor the Crab

      Yet what are the chances that every single one of them, from Drumpf on down will wiggle their way out of this, like a greased pig, yet again and pin it all on the Democrats and the Liberally Biased Mainstream Media™?

      I wouldn’t bet money that they wont.

      • Badgerite

        Well I’m sure that they will try. If they can’t fool even their own anymore, like David Frum and Steve Schmidt and George Will, I’m not so sure they can pull it off.

  • Aynwrong

    The generation’s John Dean my ass.

    Hopefully, there will be some state charges so can’t be pardoned by the Clown Prince of Treason.

  • katanahamon

    So sick of Rump..go over to Vox to read the rest of this that scratches the surface of our Dear Criminal Leader..

    “Donald Trump, career criminal
    Trump himself got his start as a junior partner in his father’s real estate business, operating in the outer boroughs of New York City.
    And he got his start as a celebrity with a New York Times article detailing federal housing discrimination charges brought against him and his father. The charges were, ultimately, settled without admission of fault — something that would be a pattern for Trump over the years.
    That his first foray into the real estate business involved criminal acts didn’t stop him from continuing in that business. When he later branched out into casinos, he got caught accepting an illegal loan from his father to stay afloat and got off with a slap on the wrist and was allowed to continue in that business as well.
    From his empty-box tax scam to money laundering at his casinos to racial discrimination in his apartments to Federal Trade Commission violations for his stock purchases to Securities and Exchange Commission violations for his financial reporting, Trump has spent his entire career breaking various laws, getting caught, and then essentially plowing ahead unharmed. When he was caught engaging in illegal racial discrimination to please a mob boss, he paid a fine. There was no sense that this was a repeated pattern of violating racial discrimination law, and certainly no desire to take a closer look at his various personal and professional connections to the Mafia.
    Even as late as the post-election transition period, Trump was allowed to settle a lawsuit about defrauding customers of his fake university (interestingly, the fact that the university was fake was not, itself, actionable fraud at all) rather than truly face the music.”

  • katanahamon

    But, Rump only surrounds himself with “the best people.” How could this happen? It must be the “Fake News” again. What’s the percentage of ppl that are either under legal clouds or have been fired from the Rump regime? Don’t know about you guys..I’m awfully sick of all this bullshit. I hope Rump is in a blind panic every single day, and that it only ends in his embarrassing removal from the White House in the most undignified way possible.

    • Draxiar

      I can’t wait to see this gold-plated dipshit go down in flames.