Quantcast
Connect with us

MSNBC legal analyst reveals Trump lawyer Michael Cohen may be ‘looking at felony charges’ over Stormy scandal

Published

on

Former homicide prosecutor Katie Phang explained why longtime Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen may be facing felony charges during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur.

“John Edwards got caught up in a scandal, a similar sort of scandal years ago and it caused him a lot of political harm,” Tur noted. “How does this compare to the John Edwards saga, how does it not compare, and what sort of legal challenges could the president face if it comes to pass that Michael Cohen did break election law?”

ADVERTISEMENT

“So here’s the thing, Katy, it wasn’t just political harm for John Edwards, the guy got indicted,” Phang, reminded. “He wasn’t convicted, but he got indicted.”

“By all accounts, a $130,000 hush money payment on the eve of the presidential election in 2016 could constitute an in-kind contribution made to influence the outcome of that election,” the MSNBC legal analyst continued. “And if so, then Michael Cohen is going to be looking at felony charges for having done that.”

Phang also observed that today’s White House press briefing may have signaled a shift in strategy, with Cohen being hung out to dry.

“And remember too, Cohen keeps maintaining that everyone got reimbursed by either Trump or the Trump campaign, so intriguingly you just heard Raj Shah now do what, there is now a pronounced distance, coming from the White House saying if you have some further questions — not it — ask Michael Cohen,” Phang noted. “That’s kind of telling, because before you have this circling of the wagons around Donald Trump, but now Cohen looks like he might be left hanging out to dry. Who knows?”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Cory Booker planning to suspend his campaign if his fundraising does not improve: report

Published

on

On Saturday, NBC News reported that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released a campaign memo indicating he will exit the Democratic presidential primary if he is unable to raise millions of dollars within days.

"Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward," wrote campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the memo to staff ersand supporters. "The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."

The memo added that it is likely that only four candidates presently have enough money to stay in the race for the long haul. These candidates are likely former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who report the largest fundraising hauls.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump snarls at press for pursuing Ukraine phone call complaint instead of reporting on debunked Biden story

Published

on

Donald Trump lashed out at the media for pursuing the story of a suppressed inspector general's report that he may have made an illegal promise to the president of Ukraine, saying they should be investigating former Vice President Joe Biden instead.

Taking to Twitter, the president wrote: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a..... story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

The new Rambo movie is essentially a MAGA fever dream of bigotry

Published

on

"Rambo: Last Blood," the latest in the long-running franchise about a traumatized war veteran (Sylvester Stallone) turned on-demand badass, is less an escapist action movie and more a dramatized manifestation of the most notorious sentences from Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement speech: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Even for a series that has always been shaped by a right wing worldview, the only reason for this latest sequel to exist — besides generating profits from die-hard Stallone fans — is to validate MAGA-world bigotries about Mexicans.This article first appeared in Salon.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Investigate and Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image