'That loyalty was for yesterday': CNN's April Ryan reveals Cohen has 'sex, lies and videotape' and is ready to sell out Trump
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White House correspondent April Ryan is certain the love is gone between President Donald Trump and his former "fixer" Michael Cohen.


In a discussion about the news that Cohen may be prepared to sell out his former employer for immunity, Ryan explained that whatever loyalty there once was between the two is gone now that self-preservation has set in.

"You know what focuses your mind? When the FBI searches every single document, every single phone call, every single e-mail that you'd ever sent," said CNN legal analyst Jeff Toobin. "The FBI really gets your attention. The other thing that gets your attention ... your lawyer says, 'OK, if you're prosecuted and you're convicted your sentencing guidelines are 60 months in prison.' The guy is like, 'What?! I don't want to go to prison for 60 months. That's when the loyalty talk stops and the self-preservation gene kicks in."

Ryan agreed saying that it was beyond political and legalese.

"This is about self-preservation," she said, echoing Toobin. "This is a street game. President Trump came out a few weeks ago and said, 'You know, he did very little work for me. He's not my attorney anymore.' Basically, throwing him under the bus. Michael Cohen, understanding who this president is said, 'OK, I've got to protect myself. I've got to survive.'"

She said that according to a GOP source close to the administration, Cohen has "sex, lies and videotape."

"This administration really needs to be concerned about this," she continued. "I think, about Michael Cohen's relationship with the president, he goes way back with the president. Michael Cohen even introduced Pastor Daryl Scott to Donald Trump and -- who is now in the White House and everybody loves him -- to include Jared Kushner. They go way back. Michael Cohen had a role and the White House needs to be very concerned."

Watch the full discussion below: