The Department of Justice is investigating whether mediators for the federal convict paid a bribe to White House officials in exchange for an apology or exchange from President Trump, according to court documents not released by a federal judge Tuesday.
The documents have been heavily altered and it is not clear who was involved. The documents show that Mr. Trump was not directly involved in the plot, and that no one was charged.
But documents have provided some evidence that the White House may have been aware of the plan. One part appears to show that an attorney for the convict about the pardon or conversion negotiated with the White House Council office, but it is unclear whether the negotiations were part of the scheme or with the White House. A guilty case.
Late Tuesday, Mr Trump used Twitter to briefly address the investigation, calling it “fake news.”
Information about the potential scheme was added in an opinion from Chief United States District Judge Beryl A. Howell to the District of Columbia on August 28, who is weighing whether or not to allow federal prosecutors to examine evidence – such as emails – that may be protected by attorney-client rights.
Judge Howell allowed the materials to the prosecutors.
Investigators suspect that the convicted felon was jailed earlier this summer, and that two people working on behalf of the convict contacted White House officials and launched a covert lobbying campaign.
Two people may have offered to give the money as political donations in exchange for an apology or exchange, although it is not known where the money will be sent.
Due to Mr. Trump’s undisciplined approach to apologies, reports are pouring in about how Mr. Trump is being discussed. Forgive his children and be loyal In the last weeks of his presidency, fears have been raised that the apology process could be damaged.
Mr. Trump His former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn apologized Wednesday, and his personal attorney, Rudolf W. Mr. Giuliani discussed the apology last week before stepping down. The president held talks with advisers, fearing that the Biden Justice Department would retaliate against him by prosecuting his children.