Cohen Admissions Don’t Mean Trump Broke the Law: Experts

“The fact [Michael] Cohen did something illegal doesn’t mean Trump did anything illegal,” said Republican campaign finance lawyer Jan Baran. Cohen said he acted at Trump’s “direction” and violated federal election laws by arranging the payout to porn actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election to keep her silent about what she said was an affair with Trump a decade earlier.

Rep. Hunter Indicted on Campaign Finance Charges

A federal grand jury indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and his wife on charges of improperly using hundreds of thousands of campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, including family vacations and dental work. He is also accused of filing false campaign reports and wire fraud. The case may cost Republicans a badly needed House seat.

Rep. Collins Ends Re-Election Bid After Indictment

In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) is ending his re-election bid days after he was charged with insider trading. He was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a biotechnology company to family members so they could profit from illicit trades. Collins had said he would remain on the ballot and fight the charges.