Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon with host Alex Witt, a former federal prosecutor predicted that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will disrupt Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony before a House committee and turn the hearing into a circus in order to protect President Donald Trump.
Along the way, she took a shot at the Republican lawmaker over allegations that he looked the other way when he was a coach at Ohio State as student-athletes were reportedly sexually assaulted.
According to ex-prosecutor Cynthia Alksne, Trump is a liar and the Jordan will run interference for him during the hearings which could be devastating for the embattled president.
Asked about the prospect, of GOP haranguing Cohen in order to discredit him as not credible, Alksne said she would rather he not testify.
“From a prosecutor’s point of view, you don’t really want your witness in a House committee where Jim ‘looked the other way’ Jordan is doing a cross exam,” she stated. “They’re going to be ugly yelling and screaming and it’s a weird set up.”
“What has happened is people like Jim Jordan are framing this case, that really Mueller should be framing” she continued. “Even if Mueller doesn’t allow him to testify about certain things, it will dissolve into a circus. And prosecutors, we’re control freaks — we want to control the witness.”
Watch the video below via MSNBC:
Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trying to steal an election’ with mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic
President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
And angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:
Pelosi blasts Trump as ‘not a well person’ and wonders if GOP is motivated by a ‘manhood thing’: report
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed members of the Democratic Caucus on Saturday about the state of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
Luke Broadwater, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, posted a thread about the call on Twitter, citing "sources on call."
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also on the call, and reportedly blasted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for the failure to reach a deal.
“Meadows, when John Boehner and Paul Ryan was Speaker, impeded every agreement they tried to make with us on must-pass legislation," Hoyer reported said.
Democratic pressure on intel agencies exposed a motherlode of information on foreign meddling helping Trump: report
On Saturday, Politico reported that congressional Democrats believe their pressure campaign on the intelligence community was crucial to exposing Russia's newest plot to interfere with U.S. elections on behalf of President Donald Trump.
"For weeks, top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate have been blaring warnings and demanding briefings and public disclosures from the intelligence community, shrugging off Republican charges that they’re politicizing intelligence," reported Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney. "And Democrats can now point to evidence that their pressure campaign might be working. On Friday, the Trump administration’s counterintelligence chief publicly confirmed that Russia is attempting to harm Joe Biden’s candidacy in 2020. The official, William Evanina, even singled out a pro-Russia Ukrainian, Andrii Derkach, as a key participant in the Kremlin’s new effort."