President Donald Trump and his team of lawyers and defenders have made former “fixer” Michael Cohen the fall-guy for all of their legal ails. When they’re not blaming Cohen, however, they’re trying to diminish him as nothing more than a coffee boy.
In a Fox News panel discussion, former press secretary Sean Spicer tried to distance the president from Cohen, wondering out loud which Cohen people believe.
“We now know that we can all agree Cohen is untrustworthy,” Spicer said of the man that worked for Trump for a decade. “I would also add that he is shady. We have learned that he lies, he’s this guy who has done a lot of bad things. The question is, which Michael Cohen is everyone believing? The one who is tweeting out trying to rehabilitate himself, the one that lied and stole and deceived folks and did all of these shady kinds of things?”
Cohen has now turned to contrition, saying that he was wrong to have put his faith into Trump and done whatever Trump told him. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cohen delivered bags of cash to a company that worked to “fix” polls in Trump’s favor. He said that he did this at the direction of his client: Mr. Trump.
Fox News commentator Kennedy said that Trump has attracted honorable people, but at the same time, he seems to draw in people like Cohen.
“There is something about that that is deeply troubling,” she said. “I think the fact that Michael Cohen may have been stealing for the president and was a complete fraud, it doesn’t absolve the president. Nobody has really answered why the president allows himself to be surrounded with people like that.”
Spicer cut in to say that it’s “deceiving” to say Trump surrounded himself with shady people.
“There isn’t an organization that probably doesn’t have a bad apple or two as part of it,” Spicer said, excusing Trump’s history.
“Oh no,” the group of Fox panelists groaned.
“He was right there — next to the president,” said host Melissa Francis.
They quickly move on to another topic.
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Chief Justice John Roberts is far from the impartial savior Democrats are hoping he’ll be: PBS host
During an MSNBC panel discussion Sunday evening, Alexander Heffner, PBS host of "The Open Mind," cautioned against putting faith in Chief Justice John Roberts.
In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, Heffner outlined why Roberts' impartiality isn't exactly what Democrats think it is.
"But I'm tired of hearing about Chief Justice Roberts impartiality, this idea that he's some kind of paragon of constitutional order," Heffner said. "The proof is in the pudding. The reality is this Supreme Court had an opportunity to review the cases about whether the public should have access to Trump's business and personal tax returns, whether the public should have the testimony of [John] Bolton and company."
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President Donald Trump has a severe hypocrisy problem, and it has extended to his legal team. In a CNN explainer answering legal questions from viewers, former state and federal prosecutor Eli Honig explained that the choice of Ken Starr for Trump's legal team was a terrible idea.
Trump has chosen lawyers that are like a Fox News legal discussion panel. Pat Cipollone, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Wray, Pam Bondi and Jay Sekulow are all key people Trump has called on to defend him. But one person stands out, Honig explained. Ken Starr.
"He may emerge as a symbol of hypocrisy," Honig said. "He was the independent counsel who pursued Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Ken Starr turned over Heaven and Earth in his investigation of Bill Clinton. He talked to everyone who ever had known Monica Lewinsky, ex-boyfriends, teachers, window washers. And here he's going to say you shouldn't be hearing from primary witnesses?"
‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him
President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.
The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.
Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.