New court filings from Robert Mueller. Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.
WASHINGTON – A day after prosecutors implied him in a hush money conspiracy to evade campaign laws, President Donald Trump continued
"AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $ 30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!" Trump tweeted Saturday. In another tweet, Trump said it is "Time for the Witch Hunt to END!"
He did not elaborate.
The President made his claim a day after federal prosecutors, in recommending prison time for former Trump lawyer Michael cohen, implicated trump in a scheme to pay.
Prosecutors said the president – identified in court documents as "individual-1" – directed Cohen to make the payments
Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress, has so spoken with prosecutors a
As early as November 2015, prosecutors said, Cohen was in contact with an unidentified Russian national who claimed to be a "trusted person "in the Russian government.
Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with Trump and Russian President
Special counsel Robert Mueller, a frequent target of Trump, is investigating the Russian meddling, and Trump's campaign had any involvement.
Trump, who has always denied collusion and obstruction, has described Mueller's probe as a politically motivated "witch hunt."
Prosecutors also filed new documents in the Case of Paul Manafort, claiming he has a song about the trump campaign and Russia as part of a plea bargain agreement with Mueller's office.
Trump and his allies said the manafort filing did not imply the president.
As for Cohen, aides described the president's former lawyer as a liar who wants to say "Mr. Cohen is no hero," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.
After the filings surfaced Friday, Trump himself sent out a somewhat cryptic tweet: "Mr. Cohen is no longer a hero." "Totally clears the President. Thank you!"
Bravado or not, legal analysts said Trump could be looking at major legal issues, especially regarding Cohen's statements.
"The real news right now is not about Cohen's sentence," said Neal Katyal, former acting US solicitor general. Donald J. Trump has committed a serious felony. "
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