According to a new report, time may be quickly running out for prosecutors looking to charge disgraced ex-President Donald Trump in connection to the $130,000 hush money payment scandal involving adult film actress and his alleged former mistress Stormy Daniels.
And to add insult to injury, Donald’s former personal attorney and self-described “fixer,” Michael Cohen, is thoroughly “disgusted” over the mere possibility, considering he was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison and a boatload of fines in connection to the payments made to Daniels and others in an effort to keep them quiet about their affairs with Donald Trump when he ran for President the first time in 2016.
A new report from The Daily Beast notes that the offending hush money payment was made on October 27, 2016. They go on to note that the statute of limitations on violations of federal elections law is a mere five years — meaning the window of opportunity to charge Trump in connection to the hush money payments is rapidly closing.
Speaking with The Beast regarding the upcoming statute of limitations deadline, Michael Cohen properly blasted federal prosecutors for failing to hold Donald Trump accountable for his hand in the campaign finance crimes.
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” I’m not surprised. I’m disappointed. In fact, I’m disgusted. I’m disgusted with Republicans because no matter what their supreme leader elects to do, they justify it and rationalize it,” Cohen told the publication before going on to recall Democrats stating, “No one is above the law.”
“If, in fact, that adage is true, then Trump, Allen Weisselberg, David Pecker, and others… should have all been indicted and incarcerated as I was,” Cohen went on to add.
The Daily Beast explains that most legal experts seem to agree that the statute of limitations window that would allow Trump to be charged in the scandal is rapidly closing. However, a few others disagree, noting that Donald could potentially be accused of an ongoing conspiracy to commit such election campaign finance crimes, which would then extend the deadline in charging him for such violations.
A handful of others go so far as to argue that the clock for the deadline should not have even begun ticking until after Donald Trump was out of office — as the Department of Justice has asserted on numerous occasions that Trump could not be indicted as a sitting President of the United States.
One former federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Richard Signorelli, is of the belief that prosecutors simply shouldn’t take any chances when it comes to the mere possibility of this window of opportunity closing soon.
“He should be held accountable as soon as possible. Enough time has passed. The time has come,” Signorelli opined and, frankly, we absolutely agree with him.
You can read the full report here.