Signs Mueller ready to nail Trump

Signs Mueller ready to nail Trump

Signs Mueller ready to nail Trump

But if Mr Trump is feeling the pressure, he is hiding it well, taking to Twitter after three legal filings related to Cohen and Paul Manafort, his former campaign chair, were published.

Cohen had been hoping prosecutors would make a similar recommendation in his case.

In addition, prosecutors in NY in a damning sentencing memo on Cohen repeated the lawyer's claims that he had been acting on the direction of his then boss when he paid hush money to two women who allege to have had an affair with Mr Trump.

The President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani echoed Trump on Saturday, arguing that "Mueller's late Friday dump demonstrates yet again no evidence connected to President".

"He was motivated to do so by personal greed, and repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends".

It said Cohen did not follow up on the offer in part because he was already working with another ostensibly well-connected person on advancing the "Moscow Project", an effort to build a possibly 100-story Trump Tower on prime land in the Russian capital.

Prosecutors said Cohen had informed Trump and members of his family several times during that period about the project, despite Trump's repeated claims that he was not doing business with Russian Federation after 2015.

In November 2015, Cohen spoke with a Russian national who said he could offer the campaign "political synergy" with Russia and repeatedly proposed a meeting with Putin. While Trump claimed during the campaign to have no business dealings with Russia, he was negotiating a wildly lucrative business deal not simply with Russian businessmen, but also involving with the Kremlin itself.

"The person told Cohen that such a meeting could have a "phenomenal" impact 'not only in political but in a business dimension as well, '" the filing said.

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Due to his help, Mueller declined to recommend additional jail time for Cohen for lying to Congress.

Special Counsel's filing SDNY prosecutors' filing Cohen's filing seeking leniencySome of what Cohen told Mueller, who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, was detailed in the special counsel's seven-page filing.

Tillerson also noted that Trump didn't like to read. "Mueller and his team of prosecutors have secured indictments, convictions and guilty pleas from people with some affiliation with Trump - but as yet, there is no "smoking gun" saying there was Trump-Russia collusion to defeat Hillary Clinton and install Trump in the Oval Office", maintained a commentator on Fox News, which has remained steadfast in its defense of the beleaguered President and puts a totally different spin on anything that implicates Trump.

The commander-in-chief vowed his lawyers would produce a "major Counter Report" to rebut Mueller's findings, as and when he delivers them. "And now we have the president implicated in that", he said.

One-time loyal aides are cooperating with the Russian probe into possible collusion between his election campaign and the Kremlin.

Sessions had angered the president by recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe because of his own contacts with Russian officials.

He has a record of endorsing strong executive powers, which could come into play if Mueller sought to compel Trump to testify.

Prosecutors say Manafort violated his plea deal by telling "multiple discernible lies".

"The big news tonight is not about Michael Cohen, it's not about Paul Manafort, it's about one person, Donald Trump, and this filing that was made today in the Michael Cohen case really does--for the first time you have federal prosecutors essentially saying that Donald Trump committed a felony", former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal told MSNBC. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Cohen a liar and dismissed the filings as insignificant.

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