A leading political pundit has claimed that Donald Trump may resign as President of the United States in return for immunity from a potential prosecution.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews speculated Monday that the president could strike a deal with Robert Mueller that would see him and his family acquitted of any wrongdoing.
Matthews predicted that the president’s offspring Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump could be next to face prosecution, then continued: ‘But what if the prosecutor were to offer the president an alternative.
President Trump has frequently denied any form of wrongdoing, and repeatedly branded the special counsel’s probe into his 2016 election campaign as a ‘witch hunt.’
Last week, his ex-fixer Michael Cohen was jailed for a host of crimes, including tax fraud, bank fraud, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations.
Cohen, who will serve three years in jail, claims the latter crime – which saw him pay off two porn stars who said they’d had extra-marital affairs with Trump – was done at the direction of the president.
Trump also denies Cohen’s claims, and has dismissed the infidelity allegations. And on Tuesday, Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn is set to be sentenced for lying to the FBI.