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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60 million Americans live in states where the US military is monitoring protests: report
The United States military is monitoring anti-police violence protests in multiple states according to a new report.
Defense Department documents obtained by The Nation show the Pentagon is monitoring protests in at least seven states.
"In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report," reporter Ken Klippenstein revealed. "Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support."
Mayors rush to impose curfews as civil unrest rocks cities from coast-to-coast
Minneapolis was the first to impose curfews designed to prevent protests of police violence after Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on Friday.
On Saturday other cities followed suit, with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan imposing a curfew set to start only 14 minutes after her announcement.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a curfew for downtown LA.
Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests
President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.
Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.
BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.
Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.