Tom Steyer slams Washington establishment for not pursuing Trump impeachment

But he's learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn't always last.

A spokesperson for Goodlatte could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. It could also spur others in Trump's orbit to talk to investigators.

NY state investigators have issued a subpoena to President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, as part of their investigation of the Trump Foundation, Fox News confirmed Wednesday. The referral request was first reported by The New York Times. Trump, however, denied all such allegations including Cohen's statements by saying, "He makes a better deal when he uses me". But the bigger point is that Trump's America does not care about Russian collusion, Mueller, Manafort or Cohen. And the lawyer is just one in a series of former Trump loyalists who have dissociated themselves from the president, intent on saving themselves in a series of nasty legal and political battles. Now it is paranoid aides like Omarosa Manigault-Newman who was secretly taping the president.

In entering a guilty plea, Cohen said under oath that the payments were made "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", in clear reference to Trump.

"The only person who could confirm that information is my client". "Today, he stood up and testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal objective of influencing an election". But the official disputed the notion that the president was visibly upset over the news.

Omarosa, who goes back to Trump's television days on "The Apprentice", was such a FOD that the president gave her a nothing job at the White House. The day after Election Day this year, he said, he'll decide how he can be most useful.

Cohen also revealed through Davis on Wednesday that he has information that might be of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, charged with investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the runup to the 2016 election. According to court papers, two Trump Organization employees approved Cohen's reimbursement requests based on falsified invoices, and the company falsely recorded the reimbursement as a legal expense.

In the meantime, President Trump is under assault from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY, and the District Attorney in Manhattan.

"All in all, I'd say the takeaway is that it further clarified the danger a Democratic House of Congress poses to the administration", Hill said. The man often described as Trump's "fixer" said in court that the payments were meant to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Now, four decades later, journalists are following the scent once again and are on a very similar hunt, this time, for President Donald J. Trump. "I expect loyalty." Trump fired Comey months later. Trump's presidency may survive these travails.

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As the legal net closed in on Trump, he renewed attacks on his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an apparent attempt to have him squash awkward investigations that could endanger the president.

The suit also sought to ban President Trump from future service as a director of a NY non-profit for 10 years and bar his three eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, from service for one year. "It's called flipping and it nearly ought to be illegal". "Everything's wonderful, and then they get 10 years in jail, and they ... flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you can go".

  • Eleanor Harrison