It seems Trump's legal problems are far from over.
Talk about a bombshell.
Michael Cohen revealed during his Wednesday testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that Trump is being investigated for unspecified crimes by federal prosecutors in New York.
The revelation came during a line of questioning from Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), who wanted to know the last time Cohen spoke to Trump or anyone else "acting on [Trump's] behalf."
Cohen replied that he last spoke to Trump about two months after Cohen's personal residence and office were raided by federal agents.
Krishnamoorthi then asked what Cohen spoke about with Trump during that conversation, which was when Cohen dropped the bombshell.
"Unfortunately, this topic is actually something that's being investigated right now by the Southern District of New York, and I've been asked by them not to discuss and not to talk about these issues," Cohen said.
When pressed further about whether Cohen knows of any illegal behavior by Trump that hadn't been discussed publicly yet, Cohen again declined to comment, citing an ongoing federal investigation.
"Again, those are part of the investigation that’s currently being looked at by the Southern District of New York," Cohen said.
Later in the hearing, Cohen gave more detail into the SDNY investigation, saying that Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., is under investigation for the same hush money payments Cohen pleaded guilty to.
Cohen's revelation that Trump is under investigation by the SDNY is huge.
It suggests that Trump's legal liability doesn't just lie with the outcome of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, but also with the SDNY — arguably the most respected and prestigious federal court district in the country.
And the fact that Cohen revealed this is likely another reason Republicans were so terrified of having Cohen testify in the first place.
Published with permission of The American Independent.