- Just two hours afterMichael Cohen was sentenced
another bombshell, the parent company
of the National Enquirer, AMIcut a deal with prosecutors
admitting to helping the Trump campaign
cover up allegations of an affair.
Feds agreed not toprosecute if the head of AMI
agreed to cooperate.
The company admitted topaying Karen McDougal
$150,000 in concertwith the Trump Campaign
to bury her story.
Prosecutors say that and Cohen's testimony
that he paid $130,000 to StormyDaniels for the same reason
amount to illegal campaign contributions
which is a felony.
- There were really feelingsbetween the two of us.
- [Jenna] It all hingeson if the President knew
the payments were beingmade and if he did it
to protect his campaign.
In a similar case involvingpresidential candidate,
John Edwards, a jurydid not find he violated
campaign finance laws.
Senator Richard Blumenthal, last night.
- The term co-conspiratoris beginning to fit
Donald Trump like a well-tailored suit.
- [Jenna] Senator Lindsey Graham, though,
played down the fallout.
- I don't know if it means awhole lot for the President.
It means a lot in Michael Cohen's life.
Anytime a former lawyerof yours goes to jail
it's probably not a goodday but I have yet to see
any evidence coming fromMr. Cohen of collusion
and that's what startedthe Mueller Investigation
to begin with.
- [Jenna] Cohen is stillworking with prosecutors
and is prepared to testifybefore Congress if called.
Yesterday he said quote, "Ifelt it was my duty to cover up
"his dirty deeds rather thanlisten to my own inner voice
"and my moral compass...
"My weakness can becharacterized as a blind loyalty
"to Donald Trump."
Meantime, Special Counsel,Robert Mueller's team says,
he has quote, "providedconsistent and credible
"information about core Russia-related
"issues under investigation."
It's possible Cohen couldhave his sentence reduced
if he tells more.
So far, silence from the White House
but President Trump'sattorney, Rudy Giuliani
did have this to say to Yahoo News.
Quote, "Cohen is a completelydishonorable person...
"I've never heard of alawyer that tape-recorded
"their client withoutthe client's permission."
Going on to add, "thePresident's not a lawyer.
"The simple fact is thatit's not a criminal violation
"of the campaign finance law."
And another development,a Federal Judge ordered
Mueller to turn over documentsrelated to the questioning
of former National SecurityAdvisor, Michael Flynn.
This after Flynn's legal teamsaid the FBI pressured him
not to bring a lawyer toan interview with agents
at the White House.
There's talk of impeachmentbut President Trump says
he's not concerned and hethinks people would quote,
"revolt if that happened."
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.