Is Trump Already Indicted?
Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
Last week the nation witnessed a courtroom spectacle that included President Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, begging for mercy at a sentencing hearing while his daughter watched, a crutch at her side.
The circumstances surrounding Cohen's guilty pleas suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller and Southern District of New York federal prosecutors believe Cohen and Trump broke the law in paying hush money to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and porn star Stephanie Clifford.
It is even possible that the president already has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a secret, sealed indictment that will be revealed only when he leaves the presidency.