A prominent conservative columnist stunned the hosts of Fox & Friends on Sunday by arguing that President Donald Trump would likely be indicted for campaign finance violations.
In a Fox News op-ed column, National Review writer Andrew McCarthy suggested that Michael Cohen’s admission that he made payments to two former Trump mistresses was a stepping stone to the indictment of the president.
“The Southern District of New York case,” McCarthy explained, “which is different from the Mueller case on Cohen — they are clearly going after the president on campaign finance violations.”
“It’s clear Trump is the target and he’ll be indicted eventually,” he added.
“That kind of stops me in my tracks,” Fox & Friends host Ed Henry told McCarthy. “We’ve heard all along that Justice Department guidance is that the president himself can’t be indicted — or herself down the road — cannot be indicted.”
McCarthy speculated that the Justice Department would wait until Trump leaves office to indict him.
“The president is not supposed to get an advantage from being president,” the conservative writer said. “All we say is he can’t be put through the criminal process while he’s president.”
“They can indict him and he can be tried down the road,” McCarthy revealed. “Are they setting the stage to file charges against him? I can’t come to any other conclusion.”
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WATCH: Trump looks on as Turkey’s Erdo?an denies the Armenian Genocide ever occurred
President Donald Trump looked on as Turkish President Recep Erdo?an denied the Armenian Genocide during a joint press conference at the White House.
Trump allowed Erdo?an's visit despite Turkey's ethnic cleansing of America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria.
Onlookers were shocked that Erdo?an did this in front of the president and multiple Republican senators.
From the White House, Erdogan is ranting about the Armenian Genocide, saying it didn’t happen and that he wants to set up a “history commission.”
Veteran ex-Trump supporter: ‘Real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment’
In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel this Wednesday, an Army veteran who has since renounced his support of President Trump accused the President of being "unpatriotic."
According to David Weisman, "real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment."
"When I first got into politics, as I have mentioned numerous times, I thought the Republican Party was the party of upholding the Constitution and ethical principles," Wesiman writes. "I took the word of pundits thinking Republicans stood for truth, justice, and the American way. I never questioned their integrity when they condemned President Obama. Why? Because they were religious and it didn’t occur to me they would lie. Years later, if you are aware of my story, I learned that most of the demonizing of President Obama was propaganda. I’ve also learned to read the fine print of the Constitution because there’s more involved than just the right of free speech and the right to bear arms. Lots of nuance to acknowledge."
WATCH: Trump whines to Turkish president he only takes questions from ‘friendly reporters’
In a press conference Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President Donald Trump openly reminded that he only takes questions from people on his side.
"Would you like to pick somebody?" Trump asked Erdo?an after taking a question from the far-right OANN. "A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around."
Trump has increasingly refused to take questions from reporters who ask him actual questions that he both knows the answer to and will make him look good.
The White House hasn't hosted a "daily press briefing" for 247 days and not at all under the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She has, however, had time to appear on Fox News multiple times to speak for the White House.