President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is now being investigated for bank fraud.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asserted that Cohen must decide if he wants to seek a pardon or make a deal.
“He’s going to have to make a deal. He has nowhere else to go,” Cynthia Alksne a former prosecutor said on Monday’s night show. “He’s pushed himself away from Trump. He doesn’t have the same flexibility. Trump can’t pardon him. He potentially has state charges.”
Alksne said that there is one thing Cohen might be able to do.
“I’ll tell you what he’s got that Manafort doesn’t have. He has relationships and deals with Trump’s kids,” she said. “He can — if he can give the prosecutor something on Trump’s kids, now you’ve got a pressure point that is very different from what Manafort can do.”
“That is pressure on the president?” Matthews asked.
“He’s not going to put his kids in jail. That’s the only redeeming quality of the guy,” Alksne said.
“He would give up the presidency to free them?” Matthes asked.
“Yes,” Alksne responded.
Watch the video below via MSNBC.
‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law
Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
The host played a notorious clip of Trump.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.
"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"
Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report
President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.
"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.
Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.