BREAKING: Trump Has Now Been Referred For Criminal Prosecution

Trump’s new financial disclosure confirming that he reimbursed Michael Cohen for hush money payments to Stormy Daniels has officially caused him some pretty big problems — especially as he has now “essentially” been referred for criminal prosecution.

The Office of Government Ethics sent a letter to the Department of Justice regarding the payments, informing the DOJ that “the payment made by Mr. Cohen is required to be reported as a liability.” While Trump’s latest disclosure “meets the disclosure requirements,” that Trump previously lied about it in financial disclosures is, simply put, a felony.

“I am providing both reports to you because you may find the disclosure relevant to any inquiry you may be pursuing regarding the President’s prior report that was signed on June 14, 2017,” OGS Acting Director David J. Apol said in the letter.

This is big. Yuge, even. Former DOJ spokesman Matt Miller says that the letter is “essentially a criminal referral” to the DOJ “for Trump making a false statement in his previous financial disclosure.”

“Fascinated by OGE’s decision to make this referral public,” Miller added. “Leaves DOJ no choice but to open at least a preliminary investigation into Trump for false statements (if he wasn’t already a subject in the Cohen inquiry, which he might be).”

The former Director of the OGE confirmed that “this is tantamount to a criminal referral” and that the “OGE has effectively reported the President…for potentially committing a crime.”

Trump also did not report the payment in 2016 which, like when he left it off of his 2017 disclosure, is a felony.

It’s unclear if the DOJ will pursue this blatant violation of our laws, but Trump has some very real, very tangible, reasons to be afraid right now.