Govt. Ethics Office Refers Trump Hush Money Payments To DOJ For Prosecution

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The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has formally referred the matter of President Donald Trump’s hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation.

Ari Melber of MSNBC sent out this tweet Wednesday afternoon:

Former Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller called the letter sent by the OGE:

“Essentially a criminal referral to DOJ for Trump making a false statement in a previous financial disclosure.”

Miller went on to note:

Also weighing in on the OGE’s letter was Walter Shaub, former Director of the Office of Government Ethics, who commented:

Trump allegedly made a payment of $130,000 to Daniels through a shell corporation set up by his attorney, Michael Cohen, who is currently under investigation by the U.S Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.

Neither the White House or Justice Department have yet commented on the OGE’s referral.

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