Bharara: 'Donald Trump is not out of legal jeopardy'

Former U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaPreetinder (Preet) Singh BhararaBharara: 'Donald Trump is not out of legal jeopardy' Bharara: 'Doesn't seem' Mueller's investigation 'ending any time soon' Demands grow for a public Mueller report MORE cautioned Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE is “not out of legal jeopardy” with the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation.

“People shouldn’t be taking victory laps or jumping off bridges” because Mueller ended his investigation without recommending further indictments, Bharara said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Bharara, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York before being fired by the president, reminded host Dana Bash that state and federal investigations into matters such as Trump’s inaugural committee and charitable foundation remain open.

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The Southern District of New York, Bharara noted, “did not have the narrow mission that the special counsel had.”

“They’re aggressive and tough and independent and fair and apolitical, and if there’s things that they think are worth pursuing and charging, they will do so,” Bharara said.

However, the lack of further indictments from the special counsel’s office “means you’re not going to see an American charged in some form of conspiracy, otherwise known as collusion…to hack or interfere with the election in this investigation,” Bharara said.

Documents released last week from the federal raids on Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenWarren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100 Pulitzer Prizes awarded to newspapers investigating Trump Trump lawyers urge accounting firm to refuse Dems' financial records subpoena: report MORE, Trump’s former personal attorney, indicated  federal prosecutors in New York are probing potential campaign finance violations relating to payments to women claiming extramarital affairs with Trump.