It looks like the government has Michael Cohen dead to rights on two charges, tax fraud and making false statements to a financial institution. I say “dead to rights” because he has accepted 3 to 5 years in prison rather than fight the charges.

Cohen has also pleaded guilty to two other charges, unlawful corporate contributions and excessive campaign contributions, which are the charges Mueller hopes to snare President Trump with to drag him into court and justify impeachment.

I know these charges are coming from the Southern District of New York, but, make no mistake, Mueller has his fingerprints all over them and is directly involved.

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Trending: MIND-BLOWING 48-page essay by a Republican congressman, exposing Robert Mueller as a corrupt, conniving swamp rat. I have summarized it here

The “dead to rights” tax and bank fraud charges are being used by Mueller to force Cohen to implicate President Trump in the illegal campaign contribution charge. Scummy prosecutorial practice that makes me ashamed to be an American.

If Mueller, or any American prosecutor for that matter, can do this to very wealthy and powerful citizens like Cohen, Manafort, and Trump, do you doubt for a second that they would crush you or I in a court of law simply because they want to?

The latter charge stems from Cohen paying Stormy Daniels $130,000, which Mueller obviously wants to make the court believe is an illegal campaign contribution. I can’t see that happening for a couple of reasons, but I have to admit that stranger things have happened.

The $130,000 payment was paid by Cohen to Stormy Daniels. It never touched the campaign coffers. It is not illegal for an attorney to pay anyone on a client’s behalf. President Trump paid the $130,000 back to Cohen from his Trump business account, not from campaign funds. Therefore, it was not a contribution, it was a loan, repaid by Trump’s business, to which the money was lent. I believe that will come out as documented fact.

So, what should President Trump do now?

In my opinion, he should do nothing until after the midterms. Should Republicans maintain control of both chambers of Congress as expected, he should then fire Jeff Sessions, replacing him with a Pit Bull patriot of a prosecutor like Gowdy or Giuliani. He should then fire Mueller and disband his evil circus and pardon both Manafort and Cohen. President Trump can no longer sit idly by allowing these wolves to tear apart his administration and the country. Any move President Trump makes before the midterms will be exploited by the mainstream media and could very well damage Republican candidates on election day. Unless urgency demands it, President Trump should wait until after the midterms to pull the drain on the swamp.

Furthermore, if I were the judge hearing the case against Cohen, I would end the trial before it starts, ruling the government’s evidence inadmissible as it was obtained via an illegal search which violated attorney-client privilege. Of course, there will be no trial, only a sentencing hearing for Cohen, a scared little punk who could learn a thing or two from Paul Manafort about loyalty and taking one for the team. Manafort will certainly be pardoned.

H/T CNBC

Tax fraud

The criminal information supplied by federal prosecutors charges Cohen with evasion of personal income tax from 2012 through 2016.

Number of counts: 5
Maximum prison sentence per count: 5 years
Maximum term of supervised release per count: 3 years
Maximum fine per count: $100,000, and a $100 “mandatory special assessment”

Making false statements to a financial institution

Prosecutors charged Cohen with making false statements to a financial institution in connection with a credit decision from about February 2015 through about April 2016.

Number of counts: 1
Maximum prison sentence per count: 30 years
Maximum term of supervised release per count: 5 years
Maximum fine per count: $1,000,000, and a $100 mandatory special assessment

Unlawful corporate contributions

Prosecutors charged Cohen with willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution from about June 2016 through about October 2016.

Number of counts: 1

Maximum prison sentence per count: 5 years
Maximum term of supervised release per count: 3 years
Maximum fine per count: $250,000, and a $100 mandatory special assessment

Excessive campaign contributions

Prosecutors charged Cohen with making an excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016.

Number of counts: 1

Maximum prison sentence per count: 5 years
Maximum term of supervised release per count: 3 years
Maximum fine per count: $250,000, and a $100 mandatory special assessment