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“Not a good week for President Trump,” said Republican Sen. Susan Collins

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 16, 2018 / 7:54 PM GMT By Allan Smith A Republican senator said allegations that President Donald Trump directed hush-money payments to women during the election campaign in 201 6 is "about" but added that "we must wait "for the whole picture. Then. Susan Collins of Maine told CNN's "Union of Union" that it was a bad week for the president, with Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in federal jail after being guilty of nine felony charges earlier this year. Two of these allegations were campaign funding breaches deriving from a couple of payments to women, as Cohen said that Trump directed him to facilitate just before the 2016 election. Both Cohen and American Media Inc. – a publisher who made one of Hush-money payments – told prosecutors the payments were made to benefit Trumps candidacy. Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper, "There are many unanswered ethical, legal and actual issues" about the allegations. "But it was apparently not a good week for President Trump or for his campaign organization." "These statements are about," said the Republic of Maine. "But we have to wait until we have the whole picture." Collins also said it is "critical" for Robert Mueller Special Council, which investigates Russian intervention in the 2016 election and possible collaboration of Trump associates, "allowed to end their investigation without barriers." Tapper also raised Wall…

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By Allan Smith

A Republican senator said allegations that President Donald Trump directed hush-money payments to women during the election campaign in 201

6 is “about” but added that “we must wait “for the whole picture.

Then. Susan Collins of Maine told CNN’s “Union of Union” that it was a bad week for the president, with Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in federal jail after being guilty of nine felony charges earlier this year. Two of these allegations were campaign funding breaches deriving from a couple of payments to women, as Cohen said that Trump directed him to facilitate just before the 2016 election.

Both Cohen and American Media Inc. – a publisher who made one of Hush-money payments – told prosecutors the payments were made to benefit Trumps candidacy.

Collins told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “There are many unanswered ethical, legal and actual issues” about the allegations. “But it was apparently not a good week for President Trump or for his campaign organization.”

“These statements are about,” said the Republic of Maine. “But we have to wait until we have the whole picture.”

Collins also said it is “critical” for Robert Mueller Special Council, which investigates Russian intervention in the 2016 election and possible collaboration of Trump associates, “allowed to end their investigation without barriers.”

Tapper also raised Wall The Street Journal’s Thursday report that federal prosecutors investigate whether Trump’s initial committee mistakenly spent money and noted that now Trump’s administration, campaign, transitional team and initial committee, as well as the Trump Organization and Trump Foundation are under investigation.

He asked Collins if she thought Trump had “respect for the rule of law” in the light of all these investigations. “

” I think this reflects the fact that President Trump put together a campaign organization with very little experience, with completely insufficient vetting, “said Collins.” And I think that’s what’s going on. This is what happens when you take that kind of approach. “

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