US President Donald Trump could “face the real prospect of jail time” over directing illegal payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, as indicated by prosecutors last week, says a senior lawmaker, who is likely to be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
“There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” said California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff Sunday on CBS.
In a legal filing released Friday, federal prosecutors referred to Trump as “Individual-1” who directed his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to make illegal payments.
Cohen, Trump’s longtime fixer, made payments during the 2016 campaign to two women – adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal – to silence them from speaking publicly about affairs…