New Report Says Manhattan DA Mulling Over Legal Action Against Trump Organization
A new report is stating that the Manhattan district attorney’s office might be getting ready to file criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials over the alleged “hush money” paid to two women by the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen.
The money was paid to porn star Stormy Daniels and and a former Playboy model in order for these individuals to keep silent about fairs they claim to have had with Trump.
The payment to Daniels was recorded as a legal expense. But Cohen said on Tuesday that he paid Daniels in 2016 so she would not speak publicly about her alleged past affair with Trump. According to federal prosecutors, the payment to Daniels was for fake monthly invoices for $35,000 “pursuant to retainer agreement.”Advertisement - story continues below
As Fox News reported, “It’s illegal to willfully make a false entry in a business record with intent to deceive. It’s a felony if the false record was made in an attempt to conceal or commit another crime.”
Despite the fact that Trump has spoken about pardoning people who have worked for him who face federal charges, he cannot pardon people and corporate entities convicted of state crimes.Trending:
In the current federal case against Cohen, court papers reveal he ultimately received $420,000 from the Trump Organization to reimburse him for his $130,000 payment to Daniels. The Washington Post reported, “Trump executives decided Cohen should be paid more than he sought — an additional $360,000 for expenses and other fees and taxes, plus a $60,000 bonus, prosecutors said.”
Again, it really seems like the left is going pedal to the metal here in their attempt to try shutting down the president, his administration, and their agenda. The kind of scrutiny they have placed Trump under is the same level of scrutiny that former President Barack Obama should’ve been placed under too, but since he was their golden boy who could do no wrong, that never happened.
We’ll just have to wait and see the impact this week’s development with Cohen has on Trump’s future.
Source: Daily Wire