In light of President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen being sentenced to three years in prison, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that it is now the president’s word against everyone else.
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison after he implicated Trump in a hush-money scandal.
“How do you think the president will be held accountable?” Wolf asked Schiff.
Schiff said that there are witnesses everywhere now.
“I think the more significant development in the case today than the sentence that Michael Cohen received was the fact that there is this nonprosecution agreement with AMI, the parent [company] of the National Enquirer,” he said. “Because what that means is, this is not simply Michael Cohen’s word against Donald Trump’s, it is now Donald Trump’s word against everyone else.”
Schiff added, ‘There are witnesses at AMI who will testify that these payments were made for the express purpose of influencing the election, by depriving voters of knowledge of these stories of women coming forward to say they had affairs with a candidate running for president.”
Watch the full interview below via CNN.