San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro says it is time for 'Watergate style' Congressional investigative hearings to explore exactly what President Trump may have done to violate campaign finance and other laws in the wake of the Michael Cohen guilty plea, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports
."The Judiciary Committee of the Senate should take this up right away," the San Antonio Democrat told News Radio 1200 WOAI.
Castro says House Speaker Paul Ryan should call the House in to extraordinary session during its summer recess, to open hearings on the issue.
"You basically have the President's lawyer tell the American people in open court that President Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in the crime that Michael Cohen committed in violating federal election law," he said.
Cohen told a judge on Tuesday that he paid hush money to two women who had affairs with Trump, and he did it on the instructions of 'the candidate.'
Trump told Fox News the money was his money, not campaign contributions or Cohen's money, and, even if the payments were considered to be related to his campaign for President, there is no law limiting the amount of money an individual can spend on his or her own campaign.
Texas Senator John Cornyn said that 'those who break the law need to be held accountable,' but he pointed out that Prosecutor Robert Mueller's assignment is to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and this is outside the task designated to Mueller by the Justice Department.
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