New charges in the investigation of the Trump Campaign Finance are unlikely, prosecutors are signaling || FBI thought that Trump was strongly engaged in the hush-money system.

Documents released Thursday shed new light on the federal investigation into campaign finance violations involving President Trump.CreditCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times



In a court document published on Thursday, federal prosecutors reported that they were unlikely to lodge extra charges in the hush-money inquiry that encroached on members of the internal circle of Donald J. Trump and threatened to derail his presidency.

The attorneys said their investigation, which focused on payments taken during the 2016 presidential campaign to purchase the silence of two females who said they had dealings with Mr. Trump, was "efficiently concluded" in the paper.

At the same moment, other freshly published inquiry papers showed that when arranging payments, Mr. Trump was in close contact with Michael D. Cohen, the former fixer of the president.

According to the documents, the day before paying one of the $130,000 women, Mr. Cohen spoke twice on the phone with Mr. Trump, saying that Mr. Cohen took steps to open a bank account to pay the woman "less than thirty minutes after speaking to Trump."

The prosecutors with the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan also disclosed for the first time that they had extended their investigation to include whether "some people" lied to researchers or attempted to obstruct the investigation.

The short report did not recognize these investigations ' objectives, although it contained editorials of what appeared to be at least one name. That inquiry also finished, said the prosecutors.



Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney,  leaves the hearing room during a recess for lunch as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Feb.27, 2019. Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images



The FBI thought that then-candidate Donald Trump was strongly engaged in a plan to conceal hush-money payments to adult movie star Stormy Daniels, who claimed an affair with Trump, court records from the case against former Trump-fixer Michael Cohen.

The papers, released Thursday, portray a "sequence of calls, text messages, and emails" between Cohen, Trump, Trump campaign assist Hope Hicks, Keith Davidson — the woman's lawyer, Stormy Daniels porn star — and David Pecker, the company's ceo who published the National Enquirer.

"I discovered that in the days following the Hollywood Access video, Cohen exchanged with Keith Davidson, then Clifford's attorney, David Pecker and Dylan Howard of American Media, Inc., a series of calls, text messages and emails. (' AMI '), the National Enquirer's publisher, Trump, and Hope Hicks, who was then the Press Secretary for Trump's presidential campaign, "the FBI investigative officer wrote in the papers published.

"Based on the timing of these calls and the content of text messages and emails, I think that at least some of these communications worried the need to avoid Clifford from becoming public, especially following the tale of Access Hollywood," the officer said.

The legal name of Daniels is Stephanie Clifford.
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