News that President Trump’s lawyer was continuing to update him on Russian business ties while in the White House is bad for the president, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump – and brings evidence of criminal conspiracy one step closer to the president.
“With yet another guilty plea from a member of President Trump’s inner circle from Robert Mueller, it’s more clear than ever that Senators Susan Collins and Cory Gardner need to join with Senator Flake to protect the Mueller investigation. Americans believe no one is above the law, not even the president, and that the Mueller investigation should continue to follow the facts. As the evidence piles up against the president, Mueller’s ability to follow the facts is under threat. Congress needs to step in to protect the investigation from political interference,” said Kevin McAlister, Law Works.
A new Law Works poll shows Americans think President Trump should be charged with a crime if Mueller finds evidence he committed a serious financial crime even before he became president – exactly the sort of behavior Cohen might have told Mueller about. 81 percent of Americans, including 84 percent of independents and 62 percent of Republicans, think additional criminal indictments of people who were part of the Trump campaign or personally close to President Trump should be prosecuted in the courts.
Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has resulted in eight guilty pleas and 30 other indictments so far, including:
Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen
Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort
Trump’s deputy campaign manager, Rick Gates
Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn
Trump’s campaign foreign policy advisor, George Papadopoulos