Trump Is Running Out of Alibis

The Atlantic

The president is running out of alibis.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion, financial fraud, and violating campaign-finance laws in accordance with facilitating almost $300,000 in hush-money payments he made to women who said they had affairs with the president. Cohen, prosecutors said, “made or caused both of these payments in order to influence the 2016 election and did so in coordination with one or more members of the campaign.”


“Both Cohen and AMI are admitting that the hush-money payments were made for the purpose of influencing the election,” said Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center. “The president might claim that Cohen is a liar, but now Cohen’s account has been corroborated by other individuals close to Trump. 

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