Michael Cohen is going to jail. Not only is he at odds with the justice system, but two of his clients are cutting ties with him and leaving him out to dry. On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney was sentenced to three years in prison for his work on an illegal scheme to influence the 2016 election by paying a series of hush money to Trump’s former lovers. This was a deliberate act to silence these woman and ensure that they cannot mar Trump’s public persona. He is now, apparently out of favor with one of his other clients — Trump lackey, Sean Hannity.
The Fox News host has been seen deleting old tweets about Cohen. According to the Daily Dot, Hannity “appears to have deleted numerous tweets related to President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen just hours before the lawyer was sentenced.” It is reported that Hannity is thoroughly scrubbing the social media account that even mentions Cohen — a total of 280 tweets. One of the tweets that he deleted included Hannity’s denial that he was ever a client of Cohen, which came after his ties to the attorney was made public back in April 2018.
American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in New York, with the company admitting to paying $150,000 to a woman “in concert with” president from his campaign “in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election.”
Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, was paid $150,000 in 2016 by publishers of the National Enquirer for exclusive rights to her story about her alleged affair with Trump. The Enquirer then never ran the story.
While Cohen was sentenced to 36 months, because of their cooperation, AMI will not be prosecuted for its role in the payment.