Top US Democrat says Trump may face jail over hush money

Article Image Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Article Image Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

But he said something that would be perfectly legal to do as a businessman could take on a different standard as a candidate, and that campaign finance laws are "very open-ended".

"They would be impeachable offences", Nadler said.

Still, he said the separate memo by the special counsel on Cohen includes other damaging information on Mr. Trump that contradicts the president's repeated statements on the campaign trail that he had no business ventures in Russian Federation.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, described the details in prosecutors' filings Friday in the case of Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as evidence that Trump was "at the centre of a massive fraud".

The 40-page sentencing memo filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY for former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen is the basis for an indictment against the president, according to Andrew McCarthy.

The House Intelligence Committee and special counsel Robert Mueller would need to investigate further before it could be decided if that meets the standard for an impeachable offense, Schiff said on the program.

Can Donald Trump be indicted while in office? It will try to get to the bottom of this in order to serve the American people and stop this massive fraud on the American people.

Since Trump won the 2016 presidential election, USA authorities have been investigating allegations that his campaign team somehow colluded with Russian Federation, claiming that Moscow hacked the election process in order to help him. The president, however, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.

The investigation has cast a shadow over Trump's presidency with its implication Moscow may have had a hand in his White House victory.

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"Time for the Witch Hunt to END!".

It is a commonplace, in the Trump era, to say that the old criteria of decency and honor no longer appear to apply.

Firstly, did the President actually commit a crime?

Mr Cohen has pleaded guilty to several charges, including campaign finance violations, and is awaiting sentencing. The investigation would specifically include whether there was any collusion and coordination between Trump's campaign associates and the Russian government, according to the report. However, he cautioned that "no one should be above the law".

Rubio said it would be a "terrible mistake" if Trump pardoned Manafort, saying that "could trigger a debate about whether the pardon powers should be amended".

Mr Trump said on Friday that he would nominate former attorney general William Barr to the post.

Schiff said Trump may end up needing to seek a pardon for himself from the next US president.

Schiff said the court documents suggest that the "president of the United States not only coordinated, but directed an illegal campaign scheme" to alter the outcome of the 2016 election.

Democrats in particular were keen to point out to the President that the memos are not good news for him.

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