Skip to comments.For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]
Posted on 12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime.
In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign in coordination with and at the direction of Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohens sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohens claim.
The filing stopped short of accusing the president of committing a crime. Whether a president can be prosecuted while in office remains a matter of legal dispute.
But theres no ambiguity in Fridays filing that prosecutors believe Cohens act was criminal and Trump was directly involved, a remarkable disclosure with potential political and legal ramifications for a president dogged by investigations.
The payments are likely to become a target for House Democrats gearing up to investigate the president next year. Its unclear whether Trump faces legal jeopardy over his role.
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how many election “secrets” of Obama and Hillary were hushed up?
photos of Obama smoking pot that weren’t revealed until after he won
Hillary and Obama’s lie about Benghazi being a random act rather than terrorism on 9-11-2012
He paid money to keep extra marital liasons a secret. If that was a crime half of the suits on Wall Street would be indicted.
So, anyone who has signed an NDA for anything has committed a “federal crime?” Agreements between individuals are illegal for all politicians now? This could not be more stupid and incorrect.
Trump was just investing in entrepreneurs.
Two words: “Bimbo eruptions.”
Whether a president can be prosecuted while in office remains a matter of legal dispute.
They will prosecute the president and/or impeach him if they want to. The Democrats make up the law as they go along. The Constitution means nothing to them.
What does any of this have to do with Russia? And if nothing, why is Mueller not being reined in?
He wasn’t president at the time, right? Plain ol’ average citizen??
This crap ,again
This is the prosecutors’ opinion in the case of Cohen. The only blather about “Trump directed” etc. is Cohen’s word.
Not a bloody thing. This is a sop thrown to the criminal Democrats to try to cobble together some garbage to file “impeachment” charges on the POTUS.
Congress had a taxpayer fund the spent $17,000,000 hushing up sex scandals. Release the names. NOW.
they discovered Pres. Trump moved US uranium
to Russia using Mueller as the mule
so that Iran could salt their nukes to blame
the usa (a la Sum of all Fears).
... didn’t they?
Like Congress keeping payouts secret?
How is what was done different from any other settlements which involve promises of confidentiality? It is not a crime to pay somebody for their silence. Where the hell do the prosecutors get that idea? Were campaign funds used? No-at least I’ve not seen that connection made. Were the women bribed or blackmailed? No.
Prosecutors can believe all kinds of crap. It does not make it true.
And, as expected, Mueller’s big wad has NOTHING TO DO WITH “RUSSIAN COLLUSION”.
Sigh..when will this crap ever end?
Not going to bother reading this gloating Article, but I am curious and I bet they do not mention which Federal law was violated.
Prosecutors are often some of the most dangerous lowlifes in America.
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