Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity

President Trump's ouster from the White House is no longer a question of if but when writes Fein

Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, caused a stir last week when he told The Washington Post that Trump had sought his advice on the possibility of granting a pardon to former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The judge declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts.

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a Trump confidant, shrugged off the legal developments.

The greatest threat to President Trump is not the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller but other probes by US prosecutors in NY, said Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor emeritus. "I think the Southern District is the greatest threat".

Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to handling hush money for Mr Trump in violation of campaign finance laws.

The president's legal quandary in NY, meanwhile, continues to deepen after prosecutors there granted immunity last week to Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer for the Trump Organization; and to David Pecker, a longtime Trump ally who is the executive of the National Enquirer's parent company.

"I don't think that Mr. Manafort would have been on trial had not the Special Counsel been looking for information on Russian collusion in the last election", Duncan said in the TV interview.

"We don't want to be as reckless with the facts as he is", Swalwell said on ABC's "Face the Nation" Sunday. WaPo cited "a person familiar with Cohen's thinking" who said that Cohen was interested in talking about Trump's advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Mueller.

Trump mulling pardon for convicted ex-campaign manager
Trump added, "If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor". But in the end she held out and that's why we have 10 counts that did not get a verdict", Duncan said.

Cohen told the judge in court that a $130,000 payment - what porn star Stormy Daniels said Cohen paid her - was made "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", and was later repaid by the candidate.

The Journal said Pecker shared details with prosecutors about payments Cohen says Trump directed to buy the silence of two women alleging affairs with him. "And those who try to avoid paying taxes, I find that to be, as you're violating the law, anti-American".

"When Hillary didn't retain the 30,000 emails when asked by Congress and destroyed them, that makes people angry", Duffy said.

After witnessing the targeting of Trump, his campaign, and his businesses, Dershowitz predicted that "the only people who are going to run for office now are going to be independently wealthy people who don't have to rely on their businesses, or people who come from backgrounds where there is no vulnerability at all".

It's having some sort of tie with President Trump. It is the Al Capone approach.

Democrats have infused their press releases and TV appearances with a new term to describe how they view the environment in which Trump's camp operates: a "culture of corruption". "'If we can't get them on the grounds that we would like to get them on, let's go after them on taxes, let's go after them on business, '" he said.

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