Stormy Daniels tweets savage response to Michael Cohen's guilty plea
In case you somehow missed it, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to eight criminal counts, implicating Trump himself too in a courtroom moment that is likely to be remembered for years to come.
Admitting to counts including tax and bank fraud - related to hush money paid to the former businessman's alleged lovers - Cohen confessed that he had violated campaign finance laws at the direction of "the candidate" for the "principal purpose of influencing [the] election".
The 51-year-old also admitted that "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office," he kept information that would have harmed Trump from becoming public during the 2016 election cycle.
His plea deal with prosecutors may see his prison sentence reduced from 65 years to five years and three months. Sentencing was set for 12 December and he was released on bail of $500,000 (£390,000).
Of course, no one was happier with the guilty plea than Stormy Daniels, who took to social media to post a savage, smug tweet that perfectly summed up her feelings on the situation. "How ya like me now?! # teamstormy," she wrote.
Many other people online also came out to celebrate Daniel's moment of vindication after her months of giving testimonies.
"I absolute adore you" Twitter user @everybodyzzmama wrote. "Your fierce bravery in pushing back on the muthafuckah-in-chief has been a highlight of my life. He has gotten away with so much for so long. It’s time for him to crash & burn after using & abusing people for decades.
#TeamStormy #GirlPower #FuckTrump".
She was joined by @508gloryFelix - not to mention hundreds of others - who wrote "Stormy, by hiring
@MichaelAvenatti you just may have saved the United States of America. The way I see it, you are a hero. Thank you!"
As for Trump? The president commented on the case in several tweets which appeared to deny the accusations and question the severity of the consequences of the case. The former reality TV star slammed his former lawyer in his first tweet which read: "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!".
He then continued: "I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” - make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man! ... Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!"
Shortly before Cohen - who is said to be willing to share "all he knows" on Trump - officially pleaded guilty, Daniel's lawyer Michael Avenatti posted praising Daniel's refusal to remain silent, saying that it had helped change the course of Trump's presidency.
"We should all take a moment and applaud the tremendous courage and fortitude of @StormyDaniels, who has refused to be silent, who has refused to back down, and who has allowed facts to be presented in the court of public opinion, which some may argue is the most efficient," he wrote. "History will rightfully treat her as a hero for what lies ahead. #Basta".