While Trump spends his days all in a tizzy over what is and isn’t in the Mueller report, the Southern District Of New York is already sitting on a golden egg — full of enough evidence to nail Trump to the wall.
Rebecca Ballhaus from the Wall Street Journal told CNN today that prosecutors from the SDNY already have enough evidence to charge Donald Trump with campaign finance violations as soon as he leaves the presidential office — and they had enough well before Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen ever testified.
Ballhaus stated, “There was a lot of speculation around the time that Cohen did come forward about, you know, ‘did prosecutors already know this’ and if they didn’t know this would they have let Cohen say that in court. What our reporting today shows is that they really did know this to be true.”
She continued to state that SDNY prosecutors “conducted many different interviews, they had at least [National Enquirer publisher] David Pecker confirming that the president has been involved in those payments,” regarding the hush money sent to his mistresses. “Prosecutors have, since Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, said in their own words in court documents that the president — that ‘Individual 1’ directed Michael Cohen to make these payments.”
Poppy Harlow said, “If this did happen and if this were deemed to be a campaign donation then it would be illegal because it would be undisclosed.” Adding that the “big remaining question” was whether the SDNY would actually end up indicting Trump.
“They have given every indication that they are adhering to the DOJ guidance,” referencing the precedent that prohibits indicating a sitting president. “What our reporting shows is that they have evidence that, were they to choose to bring a case, we just don’t have any signs that they are planning to do so,” Ballhaus ended.
It seems that Trump is so concerned about covering up his cover-up that he’s forgetting the fact that several other entities are fully prepared to can him for a number of other things.
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