And so a furiously popular hashtag has been launched by agog tweeters: #Individual1.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) tried to break the bad news to Trump on Twitter — gently.
Others — including heavy-hitters like Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe and former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara — were snarkier, or downright scathing.
WOW: The Dec 7 filing in SDNY on Michael Cohen’s sentencing charges that President Trump (aka “Individual 1”) directed a criminal conspiracy with his attorney Cohen to violate the federal election laws in order to increase his odds of winning the presidency by deceiving voters.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 7, 2018
Inspiring reminder: In America anyone can grow up and become Individual-1
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) December 8, 2018
“Who is Individual-1?” is the mystery we all want to solve. I was able to narrow the possibilities, based on the charging document for Michael Cohen! It’s someone who “had become the President of the United States” by January 2017. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/ULOqHLUvQH
— Sean Hecht (@seanhecht) December 8, 2018
These sentencing memos detail Russian collusion and campaign finance violations. Filings also reveal massive conspiracy between Trump and Cohen to mislead the public. There is an unindicted co-conspirator occupying the Oval Office. #Individual1 https://t.co/psY8ZkTPrA
— Andrew Janz (@JanzAndrew) December 8, 2018
Is “panic tweeting” a thing? (Asking for a friend…)
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 7, 2018