President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, who yesterday held a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, clearly stated that he’d be spending more time campaigning ahead of the November midterms. However, the President made no reference to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes, affirming that that he made two hush payments because Trump asked him to do so.
Manafort apart from eight counts on financial crimes was also found guilty on two counts of bank fraud and another charge of failing to file bank account reports. Donald Trump, defending Manafort said that he is a good man, and alleged that the Robert Miller investigation in 2016 midterm elections is unnatural outgrowth being carried out, which doesn’t have anything to do with midterm elections of 2016.
Further, stating “This has nothing to do with Russian Collusion.” Adding, “These are witch hunts and it’s a disgrace. This has nothing to do- it started out looking for Russians in our campaign and there were none.”
Besides, Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer to Donald trump, has also pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Cohen, said that he made the payments under the non-disclosure agreement, because Trump asked him to do so in order to suppress the matter.
Cohen, pleaded guilty in five matters revolving around tax, one of bank fraud, and two around violating finance laws. While, it must be an honor to serve the president, Cohen is running places to prove his innocence.
Interestingly, Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said: “Mr Cohen has knowledge on certain subjects that should be of interest to the special counsel and is more than happy to tell the special counsel all that he knows.” The lawyer hinted that his client has something special to offer about Russia’s meddling in the midterm elections, and is more than happy to assist the Robert Muller’s investigation.
Therefore, the fact is that Donald Trump may deny and call investigation as ‘witch hunt’, but as the evidences point out, he may be in for a serious trouble. Especially, as he plans to campaign ahead of November’s midterm elections.