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The saying “blood is thicker than water” certainly holds true in the modern age as President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer pleaded guilty last week to campaign-finance violations and other charges, according to Haaretz.

According to a new report, Michael Cohen was compelled to turn on Trump after a conversation he had with his father earlier this year, who said he did not survive the Holocaust to have his name “sullied” by Trump.

Entering The Plea

In entering the plea, Haaretz reported that Cohen did not name the two women or even Trump, recounting instead that he worked with an “unnamed candidate” to influence the election.

But the amounts and the dates all lined up with the $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels and the $150,000 that went to Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal to buy their silence in the weeks and months leading up to the 2016 presidential election. According to Haaretz, both women claimed to have had affairs with Trump, which he denies.

First Time For Everything

Cohen’s extraordinary account marks the first time that any Trump associate has gone into open court and implicated Trump himself in a crime, though whether — or when — a president can be prosecuted remains a matter of legal dispute, Haaretz reported.

Could Face Four To Five Years

In a deal reached with federal prosecutors, Cohen, 51, pleaded guilty to eight counts, including tax evasion. He could get about four to five years in prison if sentenced.

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