"There's no comparison", Noble told CNN.
The president's personal lawyer-cum-spokesman Rudy Giuliani echoed that stark warning, hinting at political unrest.
That is the most immediate avenue of concern for Trump.
The endgame, if it exists, looks clearer and closer than ever after Cohen's flip.
Furthermore, the dossier was used as a "roadmap" for the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign, according to the BBC a year ago.
More recently Cohen tweeted in June, "I had nothing to do with Russian collusion or meddling!" Cohen and his wife claimed on the loan paperwork that they had a positive net worth of more than US$40 million (NZ$59.8 million).
Impeachment is a political, rather than legal, process. One woman was a porn star and another, a Playboy model.
At the same time, the president praised former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted on Tuesday of multiple counts of fraud, as a "brave man" for not cooperating with federal authorities. The combination set up a world of uncertainty for everyone allied with the president.
After first denying that he knew anything about Cohen's actions, Trump earlier this year acknowledged he reimbursed Cohen for payments he made in late 2016 to Stormy Daniels, an adult-film actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. The growing list includes Pecker, former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
For Trump, who's been ranting about immigration and border control, it's the insiders who are turning the knives in. But if Democrats capture the House, then they will be the ones under intolerable pressure from their own media auxiliaries to pursue impeachment. The U.S. GDP has risen an average of 2.9% during Trump's time in office, in line with the average economic growth since World War II.
Here's how the ducks are lining up with less than 80 days to go before the midterm elections 2018.
Does Cohen's plea mean Trump could be forced to submit to questions?
"Honestly, have a little faith in the American people who elected a president", John Bolton said.
Asked if he knew about the payments, Mr Trump responded that "later on I knew. later on".
"He committed a crime", Davis told CBS News.
Tabloid magnate kept damaging Trump stories in a safe! Puzzling because if, as Cohen testified in court, the payments were made with the principal goal of influencing the election, then the law requires that campaign funds be used.
In another hammer blow Thursday, The Wall Street Journal and other United States media reported that the CEO of tabloid publisher American Media, David Pecker, has been given immunity by prosecutors investigating the payments, opening a new area of vulnerability for Trump. He makes no bones about valuing loyalty over respect for the law. But he has been learning the hard way that in politics those relationships come and go.
He said campaign violations are "not a big deal, frankly" but the threat of prosecution incentivized Cohen to "make up lies" to get a better plea deal.
KEITH: This was Trump in an interview with Ainsley Earhardt on "Fox & Friends" pushing back on the idea that he knew about Cohen's payment when it was made.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's timing has hurt the White House time and again.
Trump has lashed out repeatedly in the past at Sessions, the Alabama Republican who was the first senator to endorse the celebrity businessman but then recused himself shortly after taking office from the special counsel investigation that led to the criminal cases and is still underway into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said this week that Cohen told the panel he was not aware of the Trump Tower meeting before reading news reports about it.