Trump slams FBI's Clinton email investigation

Trump slams FBI's Clinton email investigation

Troy Powers
August 27, 2018

Cohen also said in court that he made those payments "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", whom his attorney later identified as Trump.

Weisselberg, working with another Trump Organization executive, helped arrange payments to Cohen that totaled $420,000.

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

A NY state case against the Trump Organization could add to the president's worries because his pardon power does not apply to businesses or individuals convicted of state crimes.

Mr. Pecker has previously said he is a longtime friend of Messrs.

The President of the United States Donald trump admitted that he will have to connect to the already completed investigation of the FBI "mail scandal" former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton due to the fact that, in his opinion, law enforcement is not well understand it.

The Trump Organization recorded the reimbursement as a legal expense. Alan Futerfas, an outside lawyer for the organization, also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lanny Davis, Cohen's lawyer, appeared to thoroughly debunk CNN's report last night, saying that "the reporting of the story got mixed up in the course of a criminal investigation".

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His company allegedly was involved in the hush-money deals, involving payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal to shut down allegations of affairs with President Trump.

According to court filings, Cohen in early 2017 submitted an invoice to Weisselberg seeking to be repaid for legal expenses and payments he said he made on Trump's behalf.

"I know this is a hard position for him to be in, but I think it would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances", said Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican.

The $150,000 payment to McDougal, known as 'catch and kill, ' resulted in her being paid for exclusive rights to her story, which the Enquirer then never published.

"In 2010, at Cohen's urging, the National Enquirer began promoting a potential Trump presidential candidacy, referring readers to a pro-Trump website Cohen helped create". The tax department subpoenaed Cohen this week.

"It means that Individual-1 needs a real lawyer", he said.

As the president exited Washington for a day trip to OH last Friday, a White House official said Trump was unhappy with what he perceived as disloyalty but far from melting down. "Witch Hunt!" - tweet Wednesday.

Moscow has denied it meddled in the election.