Individual 1

Individual 1

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Updated Dec 10, 2018 at 03:31PM EST by Matt.

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Individual 1 refers to a series of jokes and references to an unnamed person in federal prosecutor's office sentencing recommendations for United States President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. Many have speculated that President Trump is "Individual-1."


On December 7th, 2018, the special prosecutors submitted sentencing recommendation for President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.[1] In the court filing, a party known as "Individual-1" was named as the coordinator of the payments to adult film actor Stormy Daniels and Stephanie Cliffords and Karen McDougal in regards to alleged affairs with Donald Trump.

Following the posts, many online speculated that "Individual-1" was President Trump. BuzzFeed legal editor Chris Geidner tweeted [2] an screen capture of the court filing and wrote, "I think we can NOW safely say that Individual-1 is Donald Trump, all." The post received more than 680 retweets and 1,800 likes in three days (shown below).

l think we can NOW safely say that Individual-1 is Donald Trump, all. 4. Cohen's Illegal Campaign Contributions On approximately June 16,2015, Individual-1, for whom Cohen worked at the time, began an ultimately successful campaign for President of the United States. Cohen had no formal title with the campaign, but had a campaign email address, and, at various times advised the campaign, including on matters of interest to the press. Cohen also made media appearances as a surrogate and supporter of Individual-l. (PSR 1 39).


Throughout the day, many made jokes that implied President Trump is Individual-1. Twitter[3] user @bobcesca_go tweeted, "Individual 1 (Biff) is so screwed" (shown below, left). Twitter[4] user @bellafortunate tweeted a variation of the Trump Yelling at Lawn-mowing Boy meme with the caption, "YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE INDIVIDUAL 1" (shown below, center). Twitter[5] user @CharlesPPierce posted a GIF from the telelvision series Law & Order (shown below, right).

Individual 1 (Biff) is so screwed. and phone calls, about the fact, nature, and timing of the payments. (PSR 151). In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1. (PSR 1 41, 45). As a result of Cohen's actions, neither woman spoke to the press prior to the election. (PSR151) YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE INDIVIDUAL 1 "So, they call you Individual 1, do they?" GIF

Following the news, President Trump tweeted,[6] "Totally clears the President. Thank you!" The tweet received more than 23,000 retweets and 111,000 likes in three days (shown below).

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Totally clears the President. Thank you!

His post led to even more memes about Individual-1. Twitter[7] user @ClatisC tweeted an Dancing ASCII Man with the text "You are Individual 1" (shown below, left). Throughout the day, more made jokes in which they shared Trump's post with a reference to how they speculated that he

A picture will help you understand the report, Trixie You are IIndividual 1 I l'X I'm a little worried about Individual 1 Donald J. Trump Ф @realDonaldTrump 6m Totally clears the President. Thank you! Individual 1 appears to have not reviewed all of the documents. Individual 1 also believes this is the final word from Mueller/SDNY Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump Totally clears the President. Thank you!

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Individual-1 weighs in Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Totally clears the President. Thank you! The Daily Show @TheDailyShow Does Sharper Image still sell Individual-1 Steaks? Individual 1 must be dropping a number 2 in his pants now.
I don't follow him here, so can someone update me on the mental health of Individual 1 right now? big night for individual 1 Man. Individual 1 is so f-----

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