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.
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ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.