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.
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"President Trump, we are to believe, was just about to do something wrong, and getting caught was the only reason he backed down from whatever nefarious thought crime the Democrats are accusing him of almost committing," said Nunes. "I once again urge Americans to continue to consider the credibility of the Democrats on this committee who are now hurling these charges. For the last three years, it's not President Trump who got caught, it's the Democrats who got caught."
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At the mention of Bolton's name, in reference to the testimony expected from Fiona Hill on Thursday, Toobin blurted, "Where the hell is John Bolton?"
"Why is he not testifying?" Toobin asked the CNN panel. "Why doesn't he walk in there and testify? She [Hill] has an interesting line in her testimony where she says, I believe that those who have information that Congress deems relevant have a legal and moral obligation to provide it."
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On CNN Thursday, anchor Chris Cuomo discussed the impeachment proceedings with Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), who gave his view on where he believes things currently stand.
"Do you accept any other reckoning of the facts?" asked Cuomo. "Do you accept, you know, the defenses were nothing happened. You dismissed that out of hand the first time it came by you, because the attempt was enough for you. Okay. Now it's that he just doesn't like corruption and he doesn't like Ukraine, so these are foreign policy decisions."
"If it was a foreign policy decision, he would do it across all countries," said Quigley. "The facts speak for themselves."