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>> The criminal probe into Donald Trump's former lawyer could follow and even ensnare the president after he leaves office according to a top democrat.>> My take away is there's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time.
>> Incoming House intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff mincing no words when asked on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday about bomb shell development in the Cohen case last week. Federal prosecutors outlining their belief that then presidential candidate Trump described an individual one in court filings, instructed Cohen to pay hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and another woman who claim to have had affairs with Trump.
Those payments coming in the run up to the 2016 election.>> To have the Justice Department basically say that the president of the United States, not only coordinated, but directed an illegal campaign scheme that may have had an election altering impact, is pretty breathtaking.>> Republican senators John Thune and Marco Rubio taking a more tempered tone, saying they're waiting to hear more from the Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Muller about whether Trump broke any laws or colluded with Russia during his presidential campaign, something Trump has repeatedly denied.
Cohen, meanwhile, will be sentenced for his role in campaign finance violations on Wednesday. Trump's former fixer has also come clean to Muller about his attempts to secure the Kremlin's help to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, and has admitted he was in contact with a Russian seeking synergy with Trump's 2016 campaign.
All of this against the backdrop of the upcoming Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's pick for new Attorney General, William Barr. Democrats are concerned about Barr's prior criticism of Mueller. And his history of defending broad executive powers. Thune, whose job as incoming Senate Majority Whip will be to rustle up enough votes to get Barr confirmed, seemed undaunted by the task.
>> My guess is that when it's all said and done, when it comes to a vote in the full Senate, that he'll have strong support.>> Trump on Sunday once again decried the Russia probe, directing his ire at former FBI chief James Comey, who delivered private testimony on Capitol Hill last week.
Trump, citing few specifics, call Comey's testimony all lies.