A second hush money case related to President Donald Trump is reportedly being examined by federal prosecutors.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is looking into a payment made to a woman who claimed to have had an affair with Trump. The payment was made by Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence for campaign finance violations and other crimes.
The payment was made in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election and was intended to keep the woman quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. The woman, who has not been identified, reportedly received $130,000 from Cohen.
The investigation into the payment is reportedly in its early stages and it is unclear if any charges will be brought against Trump or anyone else involved in the payment.
The news of the investigation comes just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trump must turn over his financial records to prosecutors in New York. The records are being sought as part of an investigation into whether Trump and his businesses violated any laws.
The investigation into the second hush money payment is the latest in a series of legal issues that have dogged Trump since he took office. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly called the investigations into him a “witch hunt.”
It remains to be seen what, if any, action will be taken in the investigation into the second hush money payment. But it is clear that the legal issues surrounding Trump are far from over.