MSNBC’s Ali Velshi lists the 'staggering number' of indictments that have Trump worried

MSNBC's Ali Velshi opened Thursday's show with a seemingly endless list of the troubles swirling around Donald Trump. He also warned that if the Democrats take the House, the president may find himself unprepared for the trials to come.


"The president is worried right now, and here's why," Velshi began. "So far there's been one outright conviction of his former campaign chairman for bank and tax fraud, with another trial looming," referring to Paul Manafort. Both could cause the president major headaches if his party loses the House.

"In New York there are currently two immunity deals in place," Velshi continued. "One for National Enquirer owner David Pecker, the keeper of the president's secrets, and the other his money man back at the Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg." Weisselberg and Pecker are both expected to provide testimony into the investigation of Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer.

Among the pile of problems are the six guilty pleas secured by the Southern District of New York into Trump's 2016 campaign, including Cohen's guilty plea which directly implicated the president. All told, Velshi said that in "the most staggering numbers, 32 people and entities have been indicted on more than 100 charges including conspiracy against the United States."

Velshi predicted nothing but trouble on the line for the president, as the White House bleeds legal and communications talent. Only about two dozen lawyers remain, said Velshi. "That trouble could get worse after the midterm elections if Democrats take the House of Representatives, when any talk of impeachment could become a real threat and subpoenas could begin flooding into the west wing."

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