News has surfaced that the former President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is making headlines again relating to his escapades with one, Stormy Daniels. The incident that almost threatened Trump’s existence as he knew it, and Presidential reign is back. What exactly is going on?
As per THE HILL, Federal prosecutors discussed charging the former US President Donald Trump with campaign finance violations once he left office before deciding against it, according to a new book from a CNN legal analyst.
In the book titled, “Untouchable,” Elie Honig pens that prosecutors from the Southern District of New York gained a significant amount of evidence when they charged former Trump attorney Michael Cohen in 2018 over his involvement in paying money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump, including adult film actress Stormy Daniels, in exchange for their silence.
The prosecutors did not consider charging Trump at the time they charged Cohen because of Justice Department guidance that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime, CNN reported.
But Honig’s book states that acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss held multiple discussions with prosecutors about whether to indict Trump for his role in the case as he was about to leave office in January 2021.
They reportedly decided to not charge Trump with any crime as a result of the political ramifications of doing so and that Trump’s other actions like his steps to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, made campaign finance violations “seem somehow trivial and outdated by comparison.”