Cohen 'went over to the enemy' & told them EXACTLY what they wanted to hear.
He lied about the Trump tower meeting!
He knew the Russian hacks were coming!
There's evidence he was in Prague!
They let the momentum & excitement build while they waited for Cohen to accept his deal.
It was happening! It was all happening!
In less than a week.
Cohen sits Lanny Davis down. "I lied about everything. You now have to go out there on my behalf and set the record straight."
I can only imagine Davis's face at that moment.
1) The Steele dossier's claims about Cohen, including the visit to Prague
2) Trump knowing about the Trump Tower meeting
3) Trump knowing about the Russian hacking.
And the fact he's cooperating & doing what he has in the past week means those tapes are damning. He's doing damage control.
And whatever is on tapes x, y & z is *so bad*, Davis does what he's told. They've got him by the short hairs. He has to cooperate.
In the real estate/casino world, it's dog eat dog. Information that you get get first ahead of the other guy is crucial.
Corporate spying isn't something invented for the movies. It's quite real.
And Trump also had to learn to spot his competitor's own spies, sent to feed HIM fake information.
In his chapter on using spies, Sun Tzu teaches on using your own agents to gather true information while feeding your enemies false information.
Cohen's usefulness as a spy is over. Not one of Trump's enemies is going to trust him after all of this. So in that sense, he's 'doomed' & headed for prison.
Which he very well might.
I wonder how the hunt for that fabled 'N-Word Tape' is going? 🤔