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Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM


United States President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigations in New York even with the Russia investigation complete.

Special counsel Robert Mueller yesterday delivered his report to the Justice Department on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Its contents remain confidential.

But some legal observers say the greater threat to Trump’s presidency could stem from ongoing investigations in New York.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are still investigating hush money payments that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen arranged to women who claimed affairs with Trump.

Another inquiry is looking at the president’s inaugural committee and whether it received illegal foreign contributions.

The US Justice Department has held for nearly a half-century that a sitting president is immune from indictment. But Trump could be charged after leaving office.

Trump has denied breaking any laws.