MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch hasn’t been shy about his support for friend Michael Cohen, but a reporter who is also close to the longtime Trump Organization attorney called him out.
The “Morning Joe” contributor and Vanity Fair reporter Emily Jane Fox, who each speak frequently with Cohen, reacted to the 36-month sentenced imposed on President Donald Trump’s “fixer” for breaking campaign finance laws, tax evasion and lying to Congress.
“Emily, you spent a lot of time with Michael, you were in the courthouse yesterday,” Deutsch said. “You described the courthouse to me yesterday almost as a funeral. Take us inside there, his family was there. It was kind of the end of a tragedy.”
Fox quickly threw cold water on his suggestion.
“I don’t know if I would call it a tragedy,” she said. “This is what happens when people break the law.”
Fox agreed the sentence, which came as part of a cooperation agreement with the special counsel and federal prosecutors, was a personal tragedy for the 52-year-old Cohen and his family — which she said could eventually play out for Trump and his children.
“This human toll may play out with the president’s own children in three ways,” Fox said. “So you had Cohen being convicted on lying to Congress. We know Don Jr. has testified to Congress, and there have been reports that perhaps he was less than truthful in that testimony.”
“You also have the campaign finance stuff,” she continued, “which I know from my reporting, the president brought in Eric Trump earlier this year to deal with some of the handling of the civil suits surrounding Stormy Daniels, so you have him potentially wrapped up in that, and then you have Ivanka Trump, who received this email from a Russian wrestler’s wife saying, ‘Hey, we would love to hook you up with Putin to talk about Trump Tower Moscow,’ and she forwarded that to Michael Cohen.”
“So all of these things are related to Michael Cohen’s case and related to President Trump,” Fox added.
Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’
Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.
Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.
He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff
Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?
Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.
The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."
There's little mystery about how the night will go down.
Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.
Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’
After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.
"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."
Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.