New Yorker cover shows hounds 'closing in' on Trump

New Yorker cover shows hounds 'closing in' on Trump
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The New Yorker on Friday teased a photo of its upcoming cover, which features President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats claim victory as Trump gets battered in court Juan Williams: Anti-abortion extremism is on the rise Trump feels squeeze in tax return fight MORE walking through the woods being followed by hounds. 

The cover, titled "Closing In" by Barry Blitt, comes after a week of bombshell revelations in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' MORE's probe and other investigations of former Trump confidants. 

Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday in New York to violating campaign finance law by arranging hush-money payments. And shortly after, Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Ex-GOP lawmaker says Trump 'illegitimate president,' should be impeached Government moves to seize Manafort's condo in Trump Tower MORE was convicted on eight counts of bank and tax fraud charges brought by Mueller.

 

 

The National Enquirer publisher David Pecker was also granted immunity by prosecutors probing Cohen this week, suggesting Pecker is cooperating with investigators. It was later reported that The National Enquirer possessed a safe that contained damaging stories and information on Trump that they stopped from releasing ahead of the 2016 presidential election, allegedly in connection to Cohen's hush-money payments. 

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The flurry of news and updates in ongoing investigations has signaled to many that Mueller's probe is gaining new momentum

The president has repeatedly asserted, however, that despite the convictions of his former allies, there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. 

Trump has also defended himself against Cohen’s guilty plea and Manafort’s conviction by attacking Cohen as a liar and saying he feels “very badly” for Manafort.

He also argued on Twitter that the charges Cohen pleaded guilty to are “not a crime.”