There are people on Capitol Hill and all throughout DC who think there’s a good chance they’ve found something that could cause Trump to be either impeached or sent to jail.
Last week, Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen said that he initiated payments to two women Trump was alleged to have had affairs with.
Democrats believe that these payments could be counted as illegal campaign contributions, which would be grounds for either impeachment or an indictment, or both.
Cohen said his payments to these women were, in fact, a direct request to “violate campaign finance law.” and that they were requested to be made by the President himself.
Trump didn’t deny that these payments were made, but contested the payments weren’t a violation of the law but were simple, private transactions between two individuals.
On Monday December 10th. President Trump accused the Democrats of “wrongly” calling a “simple private transaction” a “campaign contribution.”
Trump tweeted the way the payment structure was “done correctly,” and then insisted even if they weren’t, he wouldn’t be liable as Cohen was the one who set them up and he was throwing prosecutors a bone to escape a longer sentence.
The Hill wrote that Trump seems to think he doesn’t have to worry about this latest wrinkle in the Russia investigation because there’s still no smoking gun that indicates he’s done anything wrong.
“Trump’s tweets appeared to be prompted by comments by a Fox News host who said Democrats “can’t find a smoking gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia.”
Trump claimed in a tweet shortly after the filing was made public that the filing “Totally clears the president.” He did not provide additional context.”
But Democrats think that they have a good case against the President and they could indict him for crimes unbecoming of an elected official.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on an interview with CBS he fully believes the President is in danger of being indicted.
“My takeaway is there’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,”