The guilty pleas from Cohen, and this news that he is willing to speak directly–if he hasn’t already–with Mueller’s investigators, came on the same day that Trump’s former presidential campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was found guilty on eight felony counts of tax and bank fraud by a jury in Virginia.
As Adam Davidson notes in his analysis at The New Yorker, the events of Tuesday, taken together, should end the idea that there is some kind of separation between Trump’s personal and business dealings, and the potential criminal acts or violations that may have taken place during his campaign run or since. Davidson writes:
With Lanny Davis—despite his long history as among the worst shills in Washington, D.C.—now saying his client knows more about Trump and is willing to share that information with Mueller or other prosecutors, it was not hard to find many observers saying that Tuesday, August 21st will go down as a historic day in presidential history.
Veteran political reporter Charles P. Piece of Esquire, put it this way:
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