In addition to the two counts of violating campaign finance laws, Cohen also has pled guilty to six counts of fraud. "I think everybody would be very poor", the president said in a Fox News interview that aired Thursday.
Manafort, who might have much to tell about contacts between the campaign and the Russians, has been silent thus far.
The president's personal lawyer-cum-spokesman Rudy Giuliani echoed that stark warning, hinting at political unrest.
"I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job".
Federal investigators raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room in NY earlier this year and seized various electronic devices and documents which reportedly include information that Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels so as to keep her silent about accusations of an affair with Trump.
Mr. Steyer said Mr. Trump must go: "We're getting down to brass tacks, but 58 constitutional scholars have agreed for months: He's more than met the criteria for impeachment".
Donald Trump has said he believes the economy would tank if he were to be impeached. Back in the 1930s, the Enquirer published pro-fascist anti-Semitic propaganda and vilified Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency-although in the 1970s and 1980s, it was better known for goofy accounts of Americans encountering zombies or being kidnapped by flying saucers.
"If he were not president, he clearly would be indicted and jailed for that crime".
While admitting to the charges, Cohen stunned a federal courtroom in NY by declaring that he made those payments "at the direction of the candidate", by whom he meant Trump.
The state's investigation follows Underwood's lawsuit alleging Trump illegally tapped his Trump Foundation to settle legal disputes, help his campaign for president and pay for personal and business expenses, which included spending $10,000 on a portrait of himself.
"Right now, we're not in the majority, and so running on that, I think, misses the issues that people care about at home", he said.
Hush payments "not a crime"?
Trump was caught on in April 2018 clearly saying he did not know about the payment to Stormy Daniels - an assertion he contradicted in a Wednesday interview with "Fox and Friends".
Trump claimed his former lawyer "made the deals", and insisted that Cohen's actions were "not a crime", while going on to claim that "campaign violations are considered not a big deal, frankly".
Tom Steyer's "Need to Impeach" campaign announced a new round of ads, and Hollywood types took to Twitter to wonder why the latest developments - a guilty plea by the president's former lawyer and a conviction for his former campaign chairman - aren't enough evidence for leaders to get on the impeachment train.
Cohen said in a NY court that he made one payment "in co-ordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" and the other "under direction of the same candidate".
Freidman, who told a real estate publication a year ago the two men were so close that Cohen helped him name his eldest son, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of tax fraud.
"It's called flipping and it nearly ought to be illegal", Mr Trump said. He said Congress needs to wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to air his findings from the Russian Federation probe, which a Fox News poll this week showed almost 60 percent of registered voters support.
When George Papadopoulos (a foreign policy advisor on Trump's 2016 campaign) flipped and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's team, he pled guilty to having lied to investigators in their Russia-related probe-and Mueller has recommended a six-month prison sentence, which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director considers lenient in light of the circumstances.