NY probe, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump, Dershowitz says

Duffy, who represents the 7th Congressional District, was harshly critical of Manafort, who joined Trump's presidential campaign in March 2016 and was campaign chairman from June to August of that year.

In other words, Mariotti's suggestion here assumes that Manafort simply wanted to avoid a second trial on the charges against him without cooperating.

However, at no point during his presidency has Trump's approval rating exceeded 50 percent - at least, not by any trusted poll. He calls the investigation "a witch hunt", and it's anyone's guess if he'll sit down for an interview with the special counsel. "He's my boss. I went".

They're the ultimate insiders, but the lawyers speaking publicly on behalf of President Donald Trump and his longtime "fixer"-turned-foe Michael Cohen have been fumbling the facts of late".

After President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple charges, Ms O'Connor, an accomplished journalist who works in the United States, tweeted, "Just taking a beat to remember the day 3 yrs ago when Michael Cohen told me he'd "ruin my life and take everything I have" because I wrote about Macy's dumping his then-employer's sweatshop suit brand".

On Friday, reports emerged that Trump Organization Chief Finance Officer Allen Weisselberg was also granted immunity in the probe.

President Donald Trump should be more anxious about federal prosecutors in NY than about the Russian Federation probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday. WaPo cited "a person familiar with Cohen's thinking" who said that Cohen was interested in talking about Trump's advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Mueller.

"But the president has to be focused on this, concerned about this, and the legal strategy has to be looking at Southern District more than looking at the Mueller investigation because the defenses to the Mueller defenses are constitutional in nature and the president can't be indicted", Dershowitz added. And while not named in the Cohen case, Weisselberg is believed to be one of two Trump executives mentioned in court documents who reimbursed Cohen and falsely recorded the payments as legal expenses.

Dershowitz told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that the biggest legal danger to the president is from an investigation by the Southern District of NY in Manhattan.

"If you look hard enough, you're going to find something. And they're looking very, very hard", Dershowitz said. And if they can target President Trump, they can target you, they can target anyone.

"It's the Al Capone approach". These individuals may spell the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, and seem to have Trump remaining silent - for now.

  • Eleanor Harrison