Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday recommended that President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen serve between 51 and 63 months for four crimes, including illegal campaign contributions. The two sentencing memos against Cohen, published by Axios, have been deemed damning by a slew of legal experts.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, in response to Donald Trump's tweet of the Cohen filings -- "Totally clears the President. Thank you!" -- a number of legal scholars, lawyers, and experts took to social media to weigh in on the situation, many of them alleging that this could be the beginning of the end for President Donald Trump.
John Dean, a key Watergate figure, and former President Richard Nixon's White House Counsel, appears to agree. In an interview broadcast today, Dean argued that the Cohen filings directly implicate Trump in campaign finance law violations, the Hill reports.
"I don't know that this will forever disappear into some dark hole of unprosecutable presidents," Dean said, elaborating on the significance of the findings, and then went on to claim that the House has "little choice" now, implying that impeachment proceedings could start very soon.
"I think it will resurface in the Congress. I think what this totality of today's filings show that the House is going to have little choice the way this is going other than to start impeachment proceedings."