Transcript for Legal trouble around President Trump intensifies
Returning now to the mounting legal woes surrounding president crown. New reports say he was in the room when hush money payments were initially discussed. Way back in 2015. And now sources are telling the Wall Street Journal the president's inauguration committee. Is also under criminal investigation. In the meantime he's trying to distance himself from his former lawyer Michael calling saying calling did very low level work for him. ABC's Kenneth mode and has a new details from DC Kenneth. Good morning can this president trumpets trying to make the argument at what Michael Cohen did on his behalf was not illegal. But deploy your president trumpet sloshing out against accusations he director former fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen to break. Well I never directed him to do anything wrong. What ever he did he did on his own. The president took his legal arguments to Fox News saints forty succeed hush money payments to two women claiming they had affairs with him. Were non campaign finance violations nobody except for me. Would be looked at like this nobody federal prosecutors built a case that led to a three year prison sentence for Cohen. And a corporation agreed with long time trump friend David Pecker the publisher of The National Enquirer told prosecutors he worked with the president. And Cohen to catch and kill negative stories about trump. To protect his twin sixteen campaign. Congressional Democrats continue to called trump and unindicted co conspirator. Republicans mr. Owens again. Ability suspects. Police. Finance violation. I can't. Yet be the case for somebody. Cruise the Cohen case is reportedly led to another federal investigation and the Wall Street Journal is quoting sources who say federal prosecutors in New York. We're looking into whether tries Tony seventeen inaugural committee. Missed that some of the record 107 million dollars it raised from donations the paper reports investigators are trying to determine if some donors keep money. In exchange for access to the trust administration. A potential violation of federal corruption laws. Wall Street Journal says the investigation was triggered imparted by recordings and other materials seized from Michael Cohen to make canvas it seems to be the gift that keeps giving for federal prosecutors there Kenneth Mullen.
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