Between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 - the day after the news involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen - the president's approval rating stood at 46 percent approve, 51 percent disapprove.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends" Monday, Dershowitz said, "Look, the biggest crime you can commit in America today is to a have been associated with Donald Trump".
The Bermudian journalist is one of many reporters who the U.S. President has criticized, with President Trump frequently complaining about the media, and even labeling the press as the "enemy of the people" on multiple occasions.
Manafort's defense team reportedly held plea discussions with prosecutors last week, but the talks stalled over objections raised by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE.
The CFO of the Trump Organization has reportedly been granted immunity in connection with the trial of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
"This is, I think, what I think some of the ethics opinions would call mere puffery, and typically that is not subject to discipline", said Lubet, of Northwestern University law school.
The low-profile executive was thrust into the headlines last month, when Cohen attorney Lanny Davis released a secret recording Cohen made of a September 2016 conversation with then-candidate Trump.
Among the expenses for which he was seeking reimbursement: $130,000 that he paid to Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
Over time he worked his way up to become CFO of the organization, and treasurer of The Donald J. Trump Foundation.
During interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday, Davis laid out a grave allegation against Trump, saying that Cohen had information that would be of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller, including about Russian hacking of Democrats' emails.
He also handled Trump's tax returns.
Davis said he should not have expressed such confidence in his information.
It is unclear whether investigators in NY have sought to get information from Weisselberg beyond his knowledge of Cohen's reimbursements. WaPo cited "a person familiar with Cohen's thinking" who said that Cohen was interested in talking about Trump's advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Mueller.
Manafort's defense said it had not had time to review the government's exhibits, reserved its objections to all of them and declined to agree to 23 proposed joint "stipulations" of undisputed facts that could be presented to a jury without argument, including some to which both sides agreed in Alexandria. Separately, the NY state attorney general has filed a civil lawsuit against the Trump foundation, Trump's purported charity.
"I don't think he's against the idea of cooperation", Giuliani said.