MSNBC’s Mika flabbergasted by the numerous 'shady' allegations against Trump’s ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen
Mika Brzezinski (MSNBC)

President Donald Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen is due in court Monday, and MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski was stunned at the breadth of the accusations against the lawyer.


Cohen, who the "Morning Joe" co-host described as "the president's fixer," was expected to appear in Manhattan federal court to seek an order limiting prosecutors' ability to review documents and recordings seized last week in FBI raids on his home and office.

"You're going to have Michael Cohen, who the judge last week basically said, 'You can't do this through your lawyer, you have to come in,' Stormy Daniels will come in, Stormy's lawyer will be there, and almost certainly, not guaranteed but there's a high likelihood that Michael Cohen has to take the Fifth (Amendment) in that courtroom," said MSNBC analyst John Heilemann. "I think the sight of the president's personal lawyer pleading the Fifth will make this clear, this is not messing around."

The president has complained that the FBI raid violated his and Cohen's legal rights, and Trump's attorneys have asked the court to let them decide which documents prosecutors can review.

"The possible dimension here and the consequences of why the president is so nervous, is that Michael Cohen is also the gatekeeper to a lot of the Trump business secrets," said NBC News reporter Heidi Przybyla. "When you tick down the list of shady things that ranges from everything from working with a money launderer close to Iran's Revolutionary Guard to the fact that the Trump Taj Mahal was fined for money laundering violations."

Brzezinski was flabbergasted by the allegations.

"Wow," she said, as the segment ended.