Michael Cohen urged by family to come clean about crimes

Michael Cohen urged by family to come clean about crimes

The president said the decision by those under legal scrutiny to cooperate with prosecutors "almost ought to be illegal". And if they do, prosecutors could retry him either before or after the second trial. But Trump is no ordinary subject.

Conway echoed that on CNN: "The president has said that he has not lied and the president has said that no charges were filed against him in either the Manafort or the Cohen matters, as you know". It's a desperate defense that makes no sense, one that forces its adherents to believe that USA law is wrong and Trump is right about what constitutes a campaign finance violation.

President Donald Trump reportedly discussed pardoning Paul Manafort even before his former campaign chairman was convicted on federal charges this week, yet another indication that the president is ready and willing to intervene in the special counsel investigation into his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The President tried to play down his relationship to his longtime "fixer", who said the President directed a hush money scheme to buy the silence of two women who say they had affairs with Mr Trump. While Trump denies the affairs, his account of his knowledge of the payments has shifted.

Manafort was a well-connected Republican consultant and lobbyist who prosecutors say made $60 million in foreign money working for Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine.

"He makes a better deal if he uses me", Trump said about Cohen. Biggest tax cuts in history, soon to be two unbelievable Supreme Court justices, I'm sure that justice Kavanaugh will be approved, Justice Gorsuch has been a star. John Katkopushed back against Trump's assertion that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is a "witch hunt".

Prior to resigning from office, a grand jury named Nixon an "unindicted co-conspirator". The former Central Intelligence Agency director's comments came after Trump had stripped John Brennan of his security clearance, and Hayden suggested that he would be "proud" if the POTUS was to do the same to him.

Here are five questions (and answers) about President Trump and the legal problems with those hush payments.

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election, but USA intelligence agencies have concluded it did interfere.

"He took the job and then he said, "I'm going to recuse myself".

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Speaking outside the courthouse earlier this week, Robert Khuzami, the deputy USA attorney for the Southern District of NY, said Cohen submitted invoices to Trump's company previous year.

Trump has openly mused about the need for another Roy Cohn, the larger-than-life NY attorney who guided the future president in New York's media and real estate landscape during the 1970s.

But Mr Trump told Fox News he would not interfere in department matters.

In closed-door meetings with the House and Senate intelligence committees previous year, Trump's former personal lawyer testified that he had no foreknowledge of the meeting and didn't know if Trump did either, sources told Axios.

Correspondents say it is unlikely Mr Trump's opponents would try to impeach him before November's mid-term elections.

"President Trump has repeatedly abused his pardon powers to undermine the rule of law and, especially in light of recent events, it's more urgent than ever that the state Legislature act", Spitalnick said.

US President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani warned of a "people's revolt" if his client, the President, is impeached, even as the walls appeared to close in on the White House occupant with some of his closest aides bailing out on him.

"Mr Cohen wants to tell Mr Mueller that Mr Trump knew of an infamous 2016 meeting at Trump Tower and the Russian hacking of Democratic institutions before they took place", Mr Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis told MSNBC.

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