by Alice Monroe
Yes – it’s been another week of drama for the US government this week as two high profile figures in President Donald Trump’s world have effectively been found guilty of various charges with regard to their management of his election campaign. Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to charges he faces and is said to be facing a maximum of four to five years in jail – while Paul Manafort, who had previously chaired Trump’s election campaign in 2016, has been found guilty on eight charges with regard to financial crime. These figures do not add up well for the Trump Presidency – though the Commander in Chief has remained candid as to his thoughts on such matters.
“If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen,” Trump espoused on Twitter earlier this week – after Cohen had admitted under oath that he had paid hush money to sources including adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is alleged to have had an affair with the President. This is said to have happened during the 2016 election campaign – and many media outlets and political commentators are speculating more than ever as to whether or not these incidents will lead to an impeachment of Trump outright.
Trump remains disappointed that this ever be a possibility. “I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash,” the President advised Fox And Friends on national TV. “I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse.” Trump also weighed in on Cohen being able to reduce his maximum potential jail sentence of 80 years down to five as a result of his co-operation with the government. “It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal,” Trump stated. “It’s not a fair thing.” The President also claimed that Cohen “makes a better deal when he uses (me)”.
▶ Trump To Fox News: I Don't Know 'How You Can Impeach Somebody Who's Done A Great Job'
Many media outlets are calling this the worst week of Trump’s Presidency thus far – all with the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged Russian collusion into the 2016 election campaign running in the background. Trump continues to slam such incidents as part of a wider ‘witch hunt’ – but how will the President emerge from such ongoing drama? Keep your eye on the news – and Trump’s Twitter account – to learn more!