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 TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? 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 MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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 ManafortTrial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed Top Mueller probe prosecutor to join Georgetown Law as lecturer DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews 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.”