On Friday, a sentencing memo was filed for longtime Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen by federal prosecutors in New York.
The memo recommended almost four years in prison and a hefty fine for Michael Cohen, for arranging payments to buy the silence of two women claiming to have had relationships with President Donald Trump. Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the illegal campaign expenditures.
However, the Cohen sentencing memo gets very interesting in respect to President Trump, who is referred to as “Individual-1”:
During the campaign, Cohen played a central role in two similar schemes to purchase the rights to stories – each from women who claimed to have had an affair with Individual-1 – so as to suppress the stories and thereby prevent them from influencing the election. With respect to both payments, Cohen acted with the intent to influence the 2016 presidential election. 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. In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1. As a result of Cohen’s actions, neither woman spoke to the press prior to the election.
On Monday, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano was on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom and spoke about the recent developments.
Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 12.