Donald Trump has had a troublesome week with Michael Cohen’s sentencing and revelations about AMI. He has projected nothing but confidence in public, saying that Cohen acted on his own.
Privately, the president is much more worried about his circumstances. NBC News is reporting that Trump is telling friends he’s concerned about the possibility of impeachment.
On Tuesday, Trump told Reuters, “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country. I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened.”
Tuesday also saw news break about Trump and the head of American Media Inc., David Pecker. Pecker had killed a story about Trump and playmate Karen McDougal shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
The details of Pecker’s cooperation with the Southern District of New York were revealed. According to the memo, “Pecker offered to help deal with negative stories about that presidential candidate’s relationships with women by, among other things, assisting the campaign in identifying such stories so they could be purchased and their publication avoided. . . . Pecker agreed to keep Cohen apprised of any such negative stories.”
The Southern district is also talking to long-time Trump lawyer Allen Weisselberg who agreed to cooperate after being subpoenaed. Weisselberg, formerly a lawyer to Trump’s father, could be a key witness for the State of New York.
NBC also reports that Trump has been lashing out at his staff for weeks. He has faced a deluge of bad news including the negative midterm results and difficulty in finding a new chief of staff.
Despite the troubling news from Tuesday, the president still looked to vent on his Twitter account this morning. Attempting to separate himself from the Michael Cohen news, he wrote, “As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!”
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