Absent smoking gun, media still rushing to implicate Trump via Cohen memos

In August 2018, Michael Cohen entered a guilty plea and admitted to violating campaign finance laws by arranging hush-money payments under the direction of an "unnamed candidate."  Four months later, Robert Mueller and the Special Prosecutor's Office for the Southern District of New York submitted several memos dealing with alleged Russian collusion, obstruction, and campaign illegalities. Despite all of the media hoopla, the memos did not disclose anything new that definitively established a campaign finance violation against the president. According to CNN, prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office wrote: "In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1."  Individual-1 is the term prosecutors have been using to refer to the president.  As Andy McCarthy pointed out in a recent Fox News article, while a...(Read Full Post)
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