New York Prosecutors Can Go After Trump Now If Mueller Won’t

There are two big unanswered questions concerning yesterday’s Michael Cohen plea deal:

  1. Is Cohen a cooperating witness who has “flipped” on Trump and will be working with prosecutors to bring down the president?
  2. Since Trump has not been indicted as a co-conspirator, when might that change and when might the president actually be indicted?

It appears that the answer to #1 is “yes” which leaves as the real mystery the second question.

Most of the mainstream media commentators who are talking about this right now seem to be of the opinion that Trump will not be indicted either by Mueller or by the team of Justice Department prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (where Cohen pleaded guilty). And they may be right, because there is very little precedent to go on concerning presidential indictments, and Justice Department guidelines seem to prohibit it. read more