Robert Mueller was blindsided by this crushing defeat
Robert Mueller thought he had one Ace in the hole.
There was a “break glass in case of emergency” plan to impeach President Trump.
But Robert Mueller was blindsided by this crushing defeat.
For months, fake news reporters and media outlets constantly built up the hopes of anti-Trump forces that the real threat to President Trump rested in the Southern District of New York.
Robert Mueller referred Michael Cohen’s payments of hush money that happened over a decade ago to women alleging affairs with Donald Trump to that office for criminal prosecution.
When Cohen pled guilty and implicated the Trump Organization and Donald Trump in the scheme, Trump-hating journalists salivated over the news.
They expressed their hopes on-air and in print that this was only the first domino to fall in a sequence of events that would result in jailing Donald Trump.
That all came crashing down in failure.
The Southern District of New York announced the case was closed and there would be no further charges in the case.
Federal prosecutors in New York City will not bring additional charges as part of their investigation into payments orchestrated by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election, according to the Associated Press.
Cohen pleaded guilty last year to violating campaign finance law by arranging payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal after they claimed they had affairs with President Trump. The president denies the allegations. In May, Cohen began a three-year stint in federal prison.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan revealed Thursday that its investigation into Cohen’s campaign finance violations included an inquiry into whether other people gave false statements or obstructed justice — a broader scope than the office had previously acknowledged.
“We are pleased that the investigation surrounding these ridiculous campaign finance allegations is now closed,” Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Wednesday. “We have maintained from the outset that the President never engaged in any campaign finance violation.”
When Mueller came up empty on Russian collusion and refused to make a determination on obstruction of justice, anti-Trump factions in Washington counted on the Southern District of New York coming through with criminal charges or at least the basis for impeachment.
That proved to be a failure as well.