Former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa told CNN on Friday that she was amazed at the ways that President Donald Trump keeps implicating himself in crimes.
After playing a clip of a Fox News interview this week in which Trump insisted he never instructed former “fixer” Michael Cohen to do anything illegal when he authorized hush-money payments to former mistresses, CNN’s John Berman said that it was the “fifth of sixth version of the story that President Trump has given” about the payments.
Rangappa then spoke up to say that interviews like this were just one reason the president is in so much legal trouble.
“This is going to be the president’s Achilles heel, because he’s going to keep talking,” she said. “From the get-go, I’ve said his lawyers need to put him in a padded room with mittens on and no phone because he will continue to implicate himself.”
Unless his lawyers somehow get control of the president, Rangappa explained, “at some point he’s just going to come out and say, ‘I ordered the Code Red!'”
Conservative S.E. Cupp shared Rangappa’s assessment and chimed in to say she’s certain that Trump will once again do himself damage when responding to Cohen’s latest interview on Twitter.
“Gird your loins, people,” she said. “Trump is going to tweet about this and it’s going to be on fire.”
Watch the video below.