A triple whammy for Trump as Mueller closes in

With investigators concluding that Donald Trump made payments to hush up a sex scandal during the 2016 election, it looks set to be a black Christmas for the US president

9th December, 2018
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Donald Trump suffered a trio of setbacks this weekend, as the US Department of Justice found he had violated campaign finance rules during the 2016 election Picture: Getty

December 7, 2018 is a day that may be remembered as Black Friday by the Trump White House: the day the US Department of Justice concluded in a federal court sentencing memo that the 45th president of the United States was involved in criminal activity intended to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

Until Friday evening, it had been debatable whether Trump’s alleged involvement in campaign finance violations constituted prosecutable crimes on his part. Now, according to...

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