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The Memo: Trump allies fret as legal troubles multiply


Added 02-11-19 06:58:02am EST - “President Trump's legal troubles are spiraling and even some people who are supportive of his agenda worry about what comes next.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “The Memo: Trump allies fret as legal troubles multiply”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to sign executive order promoting artificial intelligence Trump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for next meeting with China's Xi: report MORE’s legal troubles are spiraling and even some people who are supportive of his agenda worry about what comes next.

“They are going after every aspect of his business and his finances, and they have unlimited resources. It’s a huge concern because the Democrats are not on a search for truth but to destroy him and his presidency,” one Republican campaign consultant told The Hill.

Brad Blakeman, a veteran of President George W. Bush’s administration and a strong backer of Trump, insisted that the president had done nothing wrong but acknowledged that the various probes he now faces are so time-intensive that they “take away from his ability to govern.”

In addition to the probe into allegations of Russian collusion led by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, Trump faces separate inquiries encompassing matters such as the financing of his 2017 inauguration and payments to women in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Other cases are being pursued by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, who allege Trump transgressed the constitution’s emoluments clause, which bans office-holders from profiting from foreign interests. 

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