Trump's former lawyer, and now his current lawyer, admit he is a criminal.
You know it's bad when your own lawyer tells the world that you are a criminal. In Trump's case, his terrified lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tried to downplay the severity of Trump's crimes to the Daily Beast.
"Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed… This was not a big crime," Giuliani said.
Even Giuliani admitting it is a crime at all is a big deal. His admission directly contradicts Trump's unhinged tweets claiming he did nothing wrong and certainly not anything criminal. But now his lawyer is admitting Trump is a criminal, but desperately trying to downplay the importance of his crimes.
Giuliani and Trump are referring to the attempts of Trump, Cohen, and others to pay hush money to at least two of Trump's mistresses so that they would not speak to the media during the close 2016 election. As Cohen admitted in court, the purpose of the illegal campaign contribution was to influence the election and steal the White House.
These are not minor infractions or mere paperwork errors. In fact, the the federal judge in Cohen's sentencing hearing said "each of these crimes is a serious offense against the United States."
Giuliani isn't the only Trump ally to begin to crack. Some Republican Senators are beginning to lose faith in Trump's innocence.
"Am I concerned that the president might be involved in a crime? Of course," Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told reporters recently.
Trump's denials are getting louder and more insistent as more and more allies are forced to admit Trump's growing criminal activity. In an interview with "Good Morning America," Cohen spoke plainly about the crimes and Trump's denials.
"He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth," Cohen said. "And here is the truth: People of the United States of America, people of the world, don't believe what he is saying."
Trump's former lawyer, Cohen, is saying Trump is a criminal and a liar. And now even his current lawyer, Giuliani, is saying Trump is a criminal.
It seems pretty clear that Trump is, in fact, a criminal.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.