President Donald Trump may be following Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton into the world of criminal law. But can he be indicted while in office?
On Tuesday, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts, and implicated the President by admitting in court that he "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office," kept information that would have harmed Trump from becoming public during the 2016 election.That prompted Trump to bemoan "flipping" -- suspects cooperating with prosecutors in exchange for a reduced sentence -- telling Fox News that the legal practice "almost ought to be illegal."
A top figure in President Donald Trump's orbit was granted immunity in the investigation into hush money payments made to two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump, a sources familiar with the matter told CNN Friday.
On Thursday, David Pecker, the CEO of the National Enquirer's publisher, was also granted immunity in the Cohen case for providing details of the payments to prosecutors, a source confirmed to CNN.Also this week, Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of various tax and banking charges. The case was the first to go to trial in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.