Skip to comments.Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney
Posted on 12/09/2018 8:29:55 AM PST by ETL
The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trumps former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws.
It has been obvious for some time that President Trump is the principal subject of the investigation still being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of business and tax fraud, violating campaign finance law, and making false statements to Congress regarding unsuccessful efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Yes, Cohen has stated he did the hands-on work in orchestrating hush-money payments to two women who claim to have had sexual liaisons with Trump many years ago (liaisons Trump denies).
But when Cohen pleaded guilty in August, prosecutors induced him to make an extraordinary statement in open court: the payments to the women were made in coordination with and at the direction of the candidate for federal office Donald Trump.
Prosecutors would not have done this if the president was not on their radar screen. Indeed, if the president was not implicated, I suspect they would not have prosecuted Cohen for campaign finance violations at all. Those charges had a negligible impact on the jail time Cohen faces, which is driven by the more serious offenses of tax and financial institution fraud, involving millions of dollars. ..."
In marked contrast, though, when it was discovered that Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign was guilty of violations involving nearly $2 million an amount that dwarfs the $280,000 in Cohens case the Obama Justice Department decided not to prosecute. Instead, the matter was quietly disposed of by a $375,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission.
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McCarthy has to lay off the grain alcohol.
Guilty by being Trump ?
Because the Manhattan District Attorney is a Democrat Party hack?
IIRC, you can’t indict a sitting U.S. president.
McCarthy has a brilliant legal mind. I wouldn’t dismiss anything he says, especially with something this flippant.
They’ll indict then use the indictment as leverage against wobbly Senators after the House votes for impeachment.
President Trump is going to be forced out of office and no one in Washington is going to lift a finger to prevent it.
We’re witnessing a coup...in slow motion .
Yeah but he does not know everything and the bad guys are going to get cut off before they can do a thing. That attorney in NY is going to get a visit himself and likely is going to be arrested.
It’s illegal for a Presidential candidate to earn his own money. Only people whose entire lives have been devoted to suckling at the government teat are qualified.
The plan all along was to indict Trump. It will not succeed, but again, the plan has always been to disrupt the President’s ability to implement his agenda. In the regards, it has been a tremendous success for the Deep State. However, this President is not Nixon, and he will bring out the big guns. The war is about to begin. God bless our country.
How does the Manhattan DA indict The President for federal crimes?! Is that not the purview of the US Attorney?
Coming from McCarthy it is not a trivial. That plus the Manhattan Atty. is a rat hack. I hope Trump is prepared for the war because it’s here. He could have stopped it by firing Rosenweasel a year ago. There would have no raid on Cohen’s office and the trashing of Trump’s atty/client privilege.
Mark Levin’s show is likely to be epic on Monday. He’s the one who has unearthed the two DOJ rulings that say a president CANNOT be indicted. Period. Full stop. And unless we are talking about the SDNY of say, Bangladesh, they can’t do it any more than Mueller can.
They keep implying that the hush money was paid with campaign funds. I believe that would be a crime but they dance around and dont say it outright. I dont think that they can prove it. Hush money is another way of saying a paid settlement with a confidentiality clause. Those agreements are entered into every day and are not illegal.
McCarthy is not advocating indictment; he explains the road map Dims are using.
He also explains likely responses by the President.
We all know the Dims are out to get the President, McCarthy provides some insights.
If there is a coup, then maybe patriotic Americans should respond. We may need a reverse French Revolution as we are witnessing today's Democrat Jacobians destroy Pres. Trump and America.
“. . . the plan has always been to disrupt the Presidents ability to implement his agenda. In the regards, it has been a tremendous success for the Deep State.”
Correct in every detail.
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