MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch offered evidence that President Donald Trump intimidated a witness against him while speaking on live television.
The “Morning Joe” contributor offered new details Friday about the president’s threat on Fox News against his former attorney Michael Cohen, who is friends with Deutsch.
“I’ll tell you why it’s obstruction,” Deutsch said. “I was on the phone with him, and he was like, ‘I’m not going to testify, they’re going after my family.'”
Cohen has agreed to testify Feb. 7 before Congress, but his attorney said the former Trump Organization lawyer may cancel after Trump threatened to investigate Cohen’s father-in-law, although he could not recall his name.
“There is nothing he wouldn’t do,” Deutsch said about the president. “You saw it on display when we went after his father-in-law, so this is the tip, tip, tip of the iceberg of a president that is going down hard.”
Deutsch said he believed Cohen would testify, in spite of the president’s threats, but he did not think he would be allowed to tell investigators about a bombshell report showing that Trump directed his former attorney to lie to Congress about his Moscow business dealings.
“There is nothing he can answer as it pertains to the Russia investigation,” Deutsch said, adding that special counsel Robert Mueller would limit his testimony. “That does not mean that’s not going to be must-see TV, and I think a lot of people’s heads are going to be spun in many, many, many circles.”
He said the BuzzFeed report was only a small detail in a sprawling investigation.
“Let’s remember this is one nugget,” Deutsch said. “Let’s think about 70 hours of Michael speaking. Let’s think about the dozens of hours of Hope Hicks, and none of these people are going to be lying to Bob Mueller to save their own hide. It’s going to be stunning, this level of lying and obstruction.”
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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting
ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.