Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer had words with the former attorney for Michael Cohen on Thursday morning after he brought up a videotape of President Donald Trump telling reporters on Air Force One that he knew nothing about hush money payoffs to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Asked about the sentencing of Cohen on Wednesday, with the president’s former personal lawyer getting 3 years in prison, attorney Lanny Davis was pressed on Cohen’s reliability as a witness against Trump.
“If Cohen is a proven liar, the case that [South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey] Gowdy is making is, even if he were to go before a jury, who would believe him after the admissions of yesterday?” the America’s Newsroom host asked.
“As a former prosecutor –when he is not being partisan and being a politician which is what he always does — he would say we have to have corroboration when we flip a witness who has previously lied because we know the defense will use that attack,” Davis offered. “And what Mr. Mueller has done is every single thing so far: he has had corroboration, documents, emails, backup, other witnesses.”
“On the issue of campaign finance violation, which was hush money before the election, Mr. Mueller — rather the Southern District now — yesterday presented several witnesses within the organization, as well as the publication that corroborates Mr. Cohen’s version,” Davis elaborated.
“You call it hush money,” Hemmer challenged. “Different people have a different reading of the law on that. The president said this 90 minutes ago: ‘I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and supposed to know the law. It is called advice of counsel. A lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made and why they get paid'” There were three more tweets with that.”
“Can I do a quick answer?” Davis jumped in. “Mr. Trump, like a lot of people, can blame his lawyer. On Air Force One he looked at the media, of which you are a member and said, ‘no, I know nothing about the Stormy Daniels payment.’ The next day Giuliani contradicted him. The credibility of that is subject to —.”
“I appreciate the comment on that and see where it goes,” Hemmer interrupted before snapping, “It wasn’t under oath. You can call him a liar. It was not in a court of law.”
“I use the word ‘credibility’,” Davis dryly answered.
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