New York City – The investigation into President Trump’s involvement with former adult film actress Stormy Daniels is heating up as former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified before a grand jury on Tuesday.
Cohen, who pleaded guilty to tax fraud and campaign finance violations last year, is said to have provided new information to investigators regarding the $130,000 hush money payment made to Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.
Meanwhile, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is also pursuing its own investigation into the matter, with a focus on the legality of the payment and whether it constituted an illegal campaign contribution.
“We are focused on gathering all the evidence and enforcing the law,” said Cyrus Vance Jr., the district attorney, in a statement on Wednesday.
The investigations have led some legal experts to predict that Trump may soon face indictments. “It seems likely that there will be an ‘avalanche’ of legal action against the president in the near future,” said former prosecutor Paul Butler in an interview with Newsweek.
However, some believe that even if Trump is indicted, it may not necessarily lead to his removal from office. “It won’t take him down,” said legal analyst Mimi Rocah in a segment on MSNBC.
The possibility of a Trump indictment has also created a difficult situation for Republicans, who would be forced to navigate a political minefield if their party’s leader were to face criminal charges. “It would put them in a bind,” said Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Bernstein.
As the investigations continue, both Cohen and Daniels have remained in the spotlight, with many speculating that their cooperation could lead to further revelations about Trump’s conduct. “It’s only a matter of time before we learn the full extent of what happened,” said CNN legal analyst Paul Callan.