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President Donald Trump speaks during the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City Mo. on Friday ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump speaks during the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City Mo. on Friday
Deanna Wagner | 10 December, 2018, 06:50

McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, said on "Fox & Friends" Sunday that attorneys with the Southern District of NY are "clearly" going after Trump, given recent revelations about statements by Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer, to the USA district court.

Nadler also made sure to point out that, "There is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits the president from being indicted", but noted that even if they cannot indict Trump while he is in office, he could be indicted after he leaves the White House.

'There's no way you can make this shorter but there's lots of ways you can make it longer, and one of the ways to do that is to say you're in the clear when the prosecutor still has subpoena authority, ' Christie said.

However, he said Mr Trump's lawyers could argue the then-presidential candidate didn't have wilfulness to break the law if the payments were completely personal and not connected to the campaign, despite their timing.

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now leading a probe into Russia's purported meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and whether Trump or his campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and fixer, has given sworn statements to federal prosecutors implicating Trump in felony campaign finance violations. Mueller's team also said former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to them about his contacts with a Russian associate and Trump administration officials, including in 2018.

Trump has dismissed the latest allegations against him in connection with the payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal and allegations of Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation to help him win the election.

"That kind of stops me in my tracks", Fox News host Ed Henry reacted.

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Trump should be indicted for committing the two felonies created to get him elected. Now. Nadler said, however, "There's nothing in the Constitution that prohibits the president from being indicted".

"I think you are beyond the stage that led to impeachment proceedings against President Clinton", he said, later adding, "the president stepped into the territory that ultimately led to President Nixon resigning". Are they setting the stage to file charges against him?

Legal scholars have said that based on the Justice Department's guidance, it would appear that Mr Trump could be charged for wrongdoing during the campaign or as president once he leaves office, but likely not before that.

McCarthy said the Mueller probe is still looking at collusion and obstruction of justice, while prosecutors from the Southern District of NY are "clearly going after the president on campaign finance violations".

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McCarthy believes the charges will be for violating campaign finance laws.

In anticipation of that sentencing, U.S. Attorneys in NY and Washington, D.C. submitted memoranda informing the judge about the extent of Cohen's cooperation.