Quantcast
Connect with us

Mimi Rocah expects Trump team will turn on each other: ‘I had trials like that as a prosecutor’

Published

on

Former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah on Friday laid out why she believes Donald Trump’s associates will begin to turn on each other during the impeachment inquiry into the White House.

Rocah served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and is a distinguished fellow in criminal justice at Pace Law.

“First of all, this is what is frankly pretty brilliant about subpoenaing [Mike] Pompeo first. You are starting to see people turn on each other,” she noted.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I had trials like this as a prosecutor, multi-defendant trials,” she explained. “Where all of a sudden, when trial started, fingers started pointing at the other defendant, one another. I think that’s going to happen here.”

“Pompeo and Rudy Giuliani already — they can’t both be telling the truth and not implicate the other one. Their stories just don’t match up,” Rocah noted.

Watch:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Two House Democrats push a clever plan that calls Republicans’ bluff on their Biden attacks

Published

on

Democratic Reps. Katie Porter of California and Max Rose of New York introduced a clever plan this week that will expose whether Republicans’ criticisms of former Vice President Joe Biden in the Ukraine scandal reflect good faith — or if, as many assume, they are just a shameful distraction and a bluff.

The lawmakers announced a bill on Wednesday called the Transparency in Executive Branch Officials’ Finances Act. It has two key components:

First, it would require all politically appointed executive branch officials, as well as the president and the vice president, to “disclose any positions they or any members of their extended families hold with foreign-owned businesses, any intellectual property they own that is protected or enforced by a foreign country, and whether any members of their families have stakes in companies that engage in significant foreign business dealings.”Second, it will “require the President and Vice President to disclose their tax returns for the previous five taxable years and prohibit political appointees from accepting payments from foreign entities.”

What’s clever about the proposal is that it latches on to two important issues, creating a wedge for Republicans. As part of the GOP’s defense of President Donald Trump in the Ukraine scandal, Republicans have argued that the president’s patently corrupt efforts to get a foreign country to investigate Biden, a political rival, were legitimate because the former vice president’s son created a conflict of interest by taking part in business in Ukraine.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Nancy Pelosi praised as ‘the only serious national leader’ in America — and Trump is ‘jealous’

Published

on

Speaker Nancy Pelosi was praised on Thursday for her leadership as she directed the House of Representatives to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

MSNBC's anchor Nicolle Wallace played a clip of the Speaker's press conference, where Pelosi strongly replied after a question on whether she hated Trump that was asked by James Rosen, who works for the right-wing Sinclair Broadcasting network.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Contracts show how Giuliani-backed lawyers planned to help fired Ukraine prosecutor get revenge on Biden

Published

on

Newly revealed contracts obtained by the Daily Beast show that two lawyers backed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani explicitly promised to help fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin regain his reputation by digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

A contract written up by attorney Victoria Toensing this past April stated that Shokin would agree to pay Toensing and her husband, fellow attorney Joseph diGenova, $125,000 "for the purpose of collecting evidence regarding [Shokin’s] March 2016 firing as Prosecutor General of Ukraine and the role of then-Vice President Joe Biden in such firing, and presenting such evidence to U.S. and foreign authorities."

Continue Reading