CNN’s Alisyn Camerota reported Wednesday that, among other things, the Southern District of New York has recordings of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen talking to lawyers representing the women then-candidate Trump paid off.
“A couple other things that jump out at me,” said Camerota, going over the new revelations, which include that Trump’s security chief, Keith Schiller, had made calls to David Pecker, CEO of the National Enquirer’s parent company.
“They also possess a recorded phone conversation between Mr. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who we know said that he had lots of recorded conversations and the lawyer who represented the two women,” Camerota continued. “So what is said on there, what were they negotiating?”
“This kind of transaction is a complex transaction,” said ex-federal prosecutor Elie Honig. “It involved a lot of different people and a lot of different layers within the president’s orbit and I think we’re going to see that.
“I want to hear that tape, that tape is something that jumps out at me,” he continued, laughing. “You can cross-examine a witness all you want, you can say ‘you’re not telling the truth, you have bad motives,’ but a tape is a tape. Smart defense lawyers, one of the first things they will ask you is ‘do you have a tape.'”
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NYC public advocate confronts defender of Eric Garner’s killer: ‘Stop pretending black folks aren’t human’
Former New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and former FBI special agent James Gagliano debated the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer who caused the death of Eric Garner.
Gagliano called the firing a "glaring miscarriage of justice."
"I look at it from the perspective of the law," Gagliano opined. "It's easy to watch the video and feel passion for the [Garner] family. We've had his wife on here, we've had his mother on here, we've had his children on here."
Gagliano insisted that he is not an "unabashed police shill." He said that basing the firing on the video of Garner's death is "unfair to the officer."
‘Not true at all’: CNN’s fact-checker says even the professor Trump cited on Google election fraud says president is lying
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," fact-checker Daniel Dale told host Chris Cuomo that not only is President Donald Trump's claim that Google threw over 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton a lie, the professor he's citing, Robert Epstein, has repudiated Trump's interpretation of it.
"It's not true at all," said Dale. "I spoke to the author of this study ... There are various questions about the quality of the study, but even the study's author says that the president didn't describe the study correctly. What the study's author says is he has no evidence that anything was manipulated, search results or votes themselves. What he says, and this is disputed, is that Google's search results showed bias during the 2016 election."
CNN’s Anderson Cooper demolishes Trump’s Google/Clinton conspiracy theory: He’s on ‘one of his favorite hobby horses’
On Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper walked viewers through President Donald Trump's latest theory about Google committing voter fraud on behalf of Democrats.
"I want to play you this clip from yesterday, because of how well it shows where his head still seems to be nearly three years after election night," said Cooper. "It was in response to a question about banning high-capacity magazines. First, he quickly changed the subject to mental health, and then, well, take a look."
"The concept of mental institution has to be looked at," said Trump in the clip. "Unrelated to that, I believe that the concept also of voter identification has to be looked at because you can't have great security for the voter. People that vote, you can't have that national security unless you can have voter identification. It's something people have to look at very strongly."