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.