It appears that the members of Trump’s inner circle are taking turns selling him out. David Pecker of the National Enquirer’s parent company AMI, was just granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation with the SDNY’s Michael Cohen case. His cooperation means he’s willing to sell out someone bigger than Cohen.
Earlier this week, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office is still moving forward with their non-prosecution agreement with Pecker. In their announcement, they revealed that Pecker and AMI worked with Cohen to “ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election.”
Robert Khuzami, Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, made the following announcement:
“The Office also announced today that it has previously reached a non-prosecution agreement with AMI, in connection with AMI’s role in making the above-described $150,000 payment before the 2016 presidential election. As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate’s presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election. AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.”
“Assuming AMI’s continued compliance with the agreement, the Office has agreed not to prosecute AMI for its role in that payment. The agreement also acknowledges, among other things, AMI’s acceptance of responsibility, its substantial and important assistance in this investigation, and its agreement to provide cooperation in the future and implement specific improvements to its internal compliance to prevent future violations of the federal campaign finance laws. These improvements include distributing written standards regarding federal election laws to its employees and conducting annual training concerning these standards.”
Michael Cohen already admitted that Trump instructed him to work with Pecker from AMI on this, so basically Trump has just been accused of a felony, which brings the total felony implications from the SDNY to two.
The list of witnesses to Trump’s “alleged” felonies continues to grow and confirms that they will eventually have to move forward with these proceedings. The fact that Pecker got a non-prosecution agreement means he gave up proof of what he claims to have witnessed and potentially even more intel regarding other crimes.
This announcement is yet another step towards exposing every single crime Trump has “allegedly” committed and gives more momentum toward his eventual removal from office. Once the House Democrats take over and hold nationally televised hearings that coincide with Mueller’s briefings and progress, Trump won’t last long.