This week Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen plead guilty to tax and bank fraud, along with campaign finance violations, meaning using campaign money for non-campaign things. Cohen admitted to paying “hush money” to different women Trump allegedly had affair with, saying he knowingly violated the law only by direction of the president.
Trump’s says the payments were not illegal because they came from him and not from his campaign funds. That now brings up the question of if Trump really did know about the payments even though he constant denied having any knowledge of them. Even Cohen started off saying he handled all payments without the President’s knowledge.
David Pecker, the head of American Media Inc, which publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity in the investigation in exchange for providing information about the “hush money” payments. It was reported that Cohen paid the National Enquirer to shut down a story from one of the women.
With all of this talk about criminal acts, the impeachment word is coming back up. Trump seems to have no worries, thinking that if he is impeached, the market would “crash”. “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job,” Trump told Fox News. “I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor because, without this thinking, you would see – you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe, in reverse.”
Some Democrats are trying to keep faith in Robert Mueller’s Trump campaign investigation in any potential crimes, thinking tat impeachment talks will do nothing but fire up Republicans more just before November midterm elections.
Written by Clarke Jones