On Tuesday, the president's longtime personal lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight violations of federal campaign-finance, bank and tax laws.
"You know the only reason I gave him the job?"
"At this juncture, I can only say that he was present during a discussion with Jr. and dad, and beyond that, his testimony to the Senate Intelligence and House Intelligence Committees was accurate", Davis said.
The U.S. Supreme Court has not ruled on whether a sitting president can be charged with a crime, but in a 2000 memorandum the Department of Justice concluded that criminal proceedings would impermissibly interfere with the president's ability to carry out his job.
He declared that while he's attorney general "the actions" of the DOJ "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".
He advertised it once more at the end of the interview, claiming Cohen "has gone through a lot, his family has suffered, he's in financial distress - we've set up a Gofundme site, called michaelcohentruth.com, and we're hoping that people who want him to tell the truth about Donald Trump will contribute to that site". Whereas Bill Clinton clearly committed perjury, there is no proof that Donald Trump committed any crime and certainly not colluding with Russian Federation.
"I don't think I've witnessed anything like I've witnessed over the a year ago and a half". Trump also went on to say "This whole thing about flipping, they call it".
That tool "almost ought to be outlawed. It's not fair", Mr Trump said, adding it creates an incentive to "say bad things about somebody ... just make up lies". Cohen admitted in his plea that he failed to pay approximately $1 million in taxes and that he recouped more than $400,000 from the Trump Organization after making a $130,000 hush payment to an adult film star who claimed to have had a 2006 tryst with Trump.
No, given his belief that he is under attack by people who hate him and believe he is an illegitimate president, and seek to bring him down, he will use all the powers of the presidency in his fight for survival. Recognition of this reality is why the Democratic Party is assuring America that impeachment is not what they have in mind.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood's office sought the referral in recent days, following the criminal charges brought against President Donald Trump's former personal attorney by federal prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, this person said. "I could not independently confirm the information in the CNN story", he said".
She was in full damage control after an incendiary accusation by Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney, that Trump was involved in hush payments to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.
They will not stop and will try to overturn the 2016 election results and drive him from office.
Now, four decades later, journalists are following the scent once again and are on a very similar hunt, this time, for President Donald J. Trump. "There, they're trying to elevate this into an impeachable offense or a felony against the president". And it was not clear the West Wing was assembling any kind of coordinated response.
"The campaign contribution would be lawful as long as the president ultimately paid for it", he said, "so the prosecutor's in a little bit of a Catch-22".
The legal risk to Trump is the timing and objective of 2016 payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. The president has denied both women's allegations. Instead of firing her, Trump should have made her the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, Ms McDougal sold her story to the Enquirer, which is owned by a personal friend of Mr Trump.
That America has no desire for a political struggle to the death over impeachment is evident.
That Cohen was in trouble was no surprise; federal prosecutors raided his offices months ago. According to the New York Times, Empire State and Manhattan officials are looking into whether the payoffs and subsequent reimbursement of Cohen broke corporate finance laws.
Davis then replied that the senators failed to ask the right follow-ups to Cohen's prepared statement - about Trump's "level of awareness" of the hacking, seeming to draw a distinction between awareness and "involvement".