Democrats plan to probe Trump’s role in hush-money payments: report

Democrats plan to probe Trump’s role in hush-money payments: report ,U.S. congressional Democrats are planning to investigate allegations . Of President Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments to women who say they had affairs with him,

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told The Post that there is ample evidence against Trump. Cohen is currently serving a three-year prison sentence for his role in the payments to the women ,

And other federal crimes he pleaded guilty to last year. He testified under oath earlier this year that Trump directed the payments that led to the campaign finance violations.

While a federal probe into campaign finance violations committed by Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen for his role in the hush-money payments , made to the women alleging affairs is over, Democrats reportedly believe there is enough evidence to pursue an inquiry of their own.

House Democrats will reportedly prioritize a congressional inquiry into President Trump’s alleged role in hush-money payments to silence two women who say they had affairs with Trump before he took office.

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is preparing to hold hearings and request testimony from people involved in the 2016 , Payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal as soon as October, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last year to charges that the payoffs amounted to illegal campaign contributions. Trump, who has denied the affairs, said he never directed Cohen to do anything illegal.

The Democratic-controlled committee is considering as a potential witness David Pecker, chairman and chief executive of American Media Inc, the publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper.Democrats are reportedly considering calling chairman and CEO of American Media Inc.

 

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