When Michael Cohen, when serving as personal attorney for Donald Trump, paid two women to keep quiet about their alleged sexual relationship with Donald Trump some years earlier, a criminal violation?
That’s a question that many legal experts are debating.
One side says the payments may have been unethical but not illegal.
Others are saying that the payments violated federal campaign finance laws.
Of course, most Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and former US Assistant Attorney Andrew McCarthy are among those who believe that Trump is guilty and that he will be indicted for the crimes when he leaves office.
Breitbart – Andrew McCarthy: Feds Will Try to Indict Trump on Campaign Finance Charges – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy believes that prosecutors will attempt to indict President Donald Trump on campaign finance charges, judging from the sentencing memo in the Michael Cohen case on Friday.
McCarthy, a conservative legal analyst who worked as a prosecutor in the same Southern District of New York jurisdiction that is currently prosecuting Cohen, argued in a column on Fox News that the prosecutors would not have drawn attention to Cohen’s relatively minor campaign finance violations if they did not intend on charging Trump over payments of hush money to two women before he became president:
The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws…
The whole idea of being able to indict Trump stems from the testimony given Cohen AFTER being threatened by the Mueller investigation.
Trump has labelled Cohen as being a weak person and a liar; so, who is telling the truth – Cohen or Trump?
Many also believe that the targeting and questioning of Cohen had only one purpose that was to find something, anything, they could use to nail Donald Trump with a crime.
They believe that it was all an orchestrated effort to get Trump and nothing more, even though the Mueller team continues to claim they are not targeting nor have they targeted Trump.
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