Donald Trump has this interesting ability to surround himself with a ring of people willing to take a bullet for him. Take his former personal attorney Michael Cohen. He is now sitting in a prison cell paying financially, career-wise, and with his family for a crime he committed on behalf of POTUS. He is far from the only one to do so. These players, satellites flying around the president’s sun, also had some idea that they were breaking the law. Some of the search warrants in Michael Cohen’s campaign finance case were just released.
The attorney talked to Hope Hicks, a young woman whose desk was within calling distance of the president’s, and call her he did — often. She seemed to take on the role of calming Trump down and other aide duties.
Journalist Greg Waters sent a tweet that the Michael Cohen case documents were just released:
‘The Michael Cohen campaign finance violation docs have just been released…”
He continued, explaining what he had seen:
‘Hope Hicks apparently told Michael Cohen to try to pray the hush-money scandal away less than a week before the 2016 election. “So far I only see 6 stories,” Cohen texted her.’
Then, Hicks texted back:
“Keep praying!! It’s working!”
MSNBC’s The Last Word producer Kyle Griffin tweeted about the unredacted search warrants in Michael Cohen’s case:
‘Breaking on @MSNBC: The unredacted search warrants in the Michael Cohen case describe a series of calls in October 2016 between Trump, Cohen, and Hope Hicks that the FBI says were regarding how to keep Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) from going public with her story.’
Earlier, Walters texted about a statement by Stormy Daniels:
‘I have a statement by Storm denying everything and contradicting the other porn stars statementI (sic) wouldn’t use it now or even discuss with him as no one is talking about this or cares!’
It appeared that the warrants uncovered multiple phone conversations between Hicks and Cohen. They also texted especially after the Access Hollywood tape fell onto the campaign. Cohen also called counsel to the president Kellyanne Conway, who was the Trump campaign manager at the time. They talked about the adult entertainment actress Stormy Daniels’ recording that her attorney sent to Cohen. In it, Daniels denied the affair — after she received the hush money.
‘I have a statement by Storm denying everything and contradicting the other porn stars statement. I wouldn’t use it now or even discuss with him as no one is talking about this or cares! So far I see only 6 stories.’
‘Keep praying!! It’s working!’
The Daily Beast reported that Trump was a guest on a WGIR radio show New Hampshire Today, and he denied the dozen alleged sexual assaults with a woman named Jessica Drake in 2006. The president said:
‘You know, this one that came out recently, “He grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm.” Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before…These are stories that are made up, these are total fiction. You’ll find out that, in the years to come, these women that stood up, it was all fiction. They were made up.’
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