I am not a law professor, but if what Michael Cohen said today is true, then Donald Trump committed a felony:
What happened today? It seems pretty simple. A confessed felon just said that President of the United States was a co-conspirator in his felony. @JeffreyToobin is on #CNN reminding everyone that Trump (not Cohen) was the direct beneficiary of this felony.
— John Fea (@JohnFea1) August 21, 2018
A few quick thoughts:
- If true, it is unlikely that Congress will do anything about this. Right and wrong, good and bad, and legal or illegal is defined by politics, not morality or truth.
- If history is any indication, Congress and other POTUS defenders will say that Trump, if guilty, should get a pass because this happened before he was the President. After all, the economy is doing well right now.
- The Giuliani spin is coming. I am guessing he will go with the “discredit Cohen” approach. Stay tuned.