Lanny Davis, the lawyer for Michael Cohen, issued a warning for President Donald Trump after his client stunned the political world by pleading guilty to charges involving the president.
"Trump directed him to commit a crime."
In a series of messages on Twitter, Davis implicated the president in the crimes that Cohen pleaded guilty to.
"Michael Cohen took this step today so that his family can move on to the next chapter," he tweeted.
"This is Michael fulfilling his promise made on July 2nd to put his family and country first and tell the truth about Donald Trump," Davis added.
"Today he stood up and testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal purpose of influencing an election," he continued. "If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn't they be a crime for Donald Trump?"
"This is a new beginning for Michael Cohen, his chance to tell the 'rest of the story.' On July 2nd Michael announced his independence and his commitment to tell the truth," Davis continued.
"Now [Michael Cohen] is committed to continue to do so going forward as can be seen from his sworn statement in federal court today about [the president's] instruction to [Cohen] to pay money to [two] women that Mr. Cohen admitted was a campaign finance law violation," he explained.
Cohen told prosecutors that he violated campaign laws at the behest of a candidate for federal office, referring to then-candidate Donald Trump, and the $130,000 payment he made to an adult film star to keep quiet about her extramarital affair with Trump.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pounced on the newest opportunity to bash the president.
"Today’s guilty verdicts against Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort & guilty plea by Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, are further evidence of the rampant #CultureOfCorruption & criminality at the heart of Trump’s inner circle," she tweeted.
"Cohen’s admission of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush money 'at the direction of the candidate' to influence the 2016 election shows @realDonaldTrump’s claims of ignorance to be far from accurate, & places him in even greater legal jeopardy," she added in a second social media missive.