JUST IN: House Dems to Investigate Trump’s Involvement in ‘Hush Payments’ to Silence Affair Accusations in Impeachment Probe
The House Democrats are reportedly investigating President Trump’s alleged affairs with porn star Stephanie Clifford AKA Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal as part of their impeachment investigation.
The Democrats are desperate to impeach Trump so they are expanding their probe into alleged sexual misconduct by President Trump.
Donald Trump allegedly had extra-marital affairs with both women over 10 years ago — Trump has denied the affairs.
The Washington Post reported on Monday citing “people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions,” that House investigators are looking into whether Donald Trump was involved in making the ‘hush payments’ to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal during the 2016 election.
According to The Post, the House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, is preparing to hold hearings and call witnesses involved in the ‘hush payments’ to Daniels and McDougal as early as October.
House Democrats plan to make President Trump’s alleged involvement in a 2016 scheme to silence two women who claimed they had affairs with him a major investigative focus this fall, picking up where federal prosecutors left off in a case legal experts say could have led to additional indictments.
The hush-money inquiry will open a new chapter in the House’s months-long consideration of whether to draft articles of impeachment against the president.
As part of the probe, Democrats plan to explore whether the investigation was stymied or obstructed. The Judiciary Committee is also considering as a potential witness David Pecker, the chairman and CEO of American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, which admitted making the payment to McDougal.
When the House returns to session next week, the Judiciary panel plans to continue focusing on five episodes of potential obstruction of justice by the president outlined in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s lengthy report this spring. Democrats have argued that Trump would have been charged with obstruction in those five instances were he not president.
The hush-money payments represent a sixth instance of potentially impeachable presidential misbehavior, they say.
“No campaign violations were engaged in by the president,” Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump previously said.
The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee said last week in a court filing that they have been conducting an impeachment investigation of President Trump since before Robert Mueller even submitted his report, contradicting previous statements made by Nadler and Pelosi.
The Democrats are purposely launching this inquiry into the hush payments as we head into the 2020 election cycle as a way to bog down Trump and slow down his 2020 re-election campaign.