A lot of the country may be caught up in the sleepy doldrums of the early Spring. However, special council Robert Muller is not. He is busy at work churning through the massive amount of information that he must get through on a regular basis to work his way towards his goals in the investigation.
The latest breaking news is that the FBI has raided the home of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. They were said to be looking for information related to a payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels. She is said to have had an affair with the President, and a payment of around $130,000 was said to have been paid to her to keep her quiet. We cannot know the level of truth to this until it is fully investigated. However, Muller sending in the FBI to try to get to the bottom of this is pretty good evidence that something may have been going on reports Politico.
The crimes in question with this raid have to do with bank fraud and campaign finance issues. It is believed that Michael Cohen and perhaps the President by extension may have broken some laws related to these issues in the payment that apparently was made to Stormy Daniels.
The question is where the $130,000 came from to pay Stormy Daniels for her silence. If Michael Cohen borrowed that money from a federally-insured lending institution, then that is a crime that carries a maximum penalty of up to thirty years in prison. Additional crimes may net him up to another five years in prison. Obviously, that could put a lot of stress on Michael Cohen and could even help to turn him against his former boss and President of the United States Donald Trump. However, we do not yet know all of the details just yet. What we do know is that Michael Cohen could well be in a world of hurt if even some of these facts come to light.
A lot of people in Trumpland are feeling the heat right now, and it has only gotten hotter in recent days. Given that, it may be just a matter of time before we start to see people within the inner circle start to turn on each other. It is a wait and see game right now, but this FBI raid could not possibly be good news for the President right now.