"I think what this entirety of today's submissions shows is that the House will have little choice but to avoid impeachment," said Dean, a CNN contributor, to CNNs on Friday, "Erin Burnett "Outside."
Dean, who spent time in prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, was discussing a conviction notice from the Manhattan law firm, which said for the first time that prosecutors had said Cohen acted on Trump's orders when the former Fixer made payments to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump prior to his tenure.
Trump has denied the affairs and has not been charged with crimes related to the payments. [1
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"In his assignment, he directly involved Trump," said Dean von Cohen. "And he did it, his instructions, so the payments were made and they were to his advantage."
In Friday's conviction note, the prosecutor wrote: "In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in concert with and at the behest of Individual-1." Individual-1 is the term used the prosecutor's office used to refer to the president.
Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes in August, including tax fraud, misrepresentation to a bank, and violations of the campaign associated with his work for Trump, including silent payments Cohen has made or contributed to orchestrate.