Sunday May 31, 2020

Legal clouds gather over Trump

Convictions that include tax evasion and campaign finance violations committed by two of the US president’s closest associates have enabled investigators to shine a light on the workings of the secretive Trump Organisation

26th August, 2018
US president Donald Trump: once again, he has assumed the role of his own worst enemy All pictures: Getty

It was by any standards, the week from hell for US president Donald Trump. The week when the worst fears of a notoriously paranoid president with a weakness for conspiracy theories were realised.

Within moments of each other, last Tuesday, Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager and Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer, were convicted and confessed to a total of 16 criminal charges. On Wednesday it emerged that David Pecker, publisher of the National...

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