Published: Mon, December 10, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump Likely to be Indicted, But Will He be Impeached?

Trump Likely to be Indicted, But Will He be Impeached?

But Rep. Jerry Nadler of NY, who's expected to chair the panel in January, says it's unclear whether that alone would justify Congress launching impeachment proceedings.

The 40-page sentencing memo filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY for former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen is the basis for an indictment against the president, according to Andrew McCarthy.

Nadler tells CNN's "State of the Union" that Congress, the Justice Department and the special counsel need to get to the bottom of the allegations, including questions about lying about business arrangements with Russians and possible obstruction of justice.

NY prosecutors also alleged that Cohen, at Trump's direction, orchestrated hush money payments to Trump's former mistresses to prevent them from telling their stories in the media ahead of the election. He has denied wrongdoing.

Also on Friday, prosecutors accused Trump's onetime campaign manager Paul Manafort of multiple "lies" to investigators.

But the Mueller team credits Cohen with cooperating with special prosecutors in their investigation into Russian meddling.

"I think that was thoroughly investigated by the inspector general", said Nadler, adding that the IG concluded that the partisan opinions of key actors did not "in any way influence the actions of the department".

"This is not a positive development for the people involved", Mr Rubio said. If he says Trump reviewed it, then he is alleging that Trump committed an offense that, as noted above, appears in both the Nixon and Clinton articles of impeachment.

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We have been discussing the issue of pardons that the president may offer to people or dangle in front of people.

In addition to his remarks about potentially impeaching the president based on an 18-month investigation the president has repeatedly characterized as a "witch hunt", Nadler also intends to make another controversial move.

Rick Hasen, a professor who specialises in election and campaign finance law at the University of California, says "there is a plausible case against the President". "The president created his own swamp and brought it to the White House". "They're used for cases with extraordinary circumstances".

"The best way to solve a problem like this, to me, is elections", King said. I think it's a last resort and only when the evidence is clear of a really substantial legal violation.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of CT urged Mueller to "show his cards soon" so that Congress can make a determination early next year on whether to act on impeachment.

Schiff is most likely going to be the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee once the Democrats over the house in January.

In June, Mr Giuliani told NBC's Meet the Press that while Mr Trump "probably does" have the power, pardoning himself would nevertheless "be unthinkable and probably lead to immediate impeachment".

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