Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman on Monday made the case that President Donald Trump simply doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on given the substantial body of evidence lined up against him.
While appearing on CNN, Akerman was asked what he believed that European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland would tell Congress this week after he had already been forced to revise previous testimony that turned out to be false.
“I don’t think he’s got much of a choice, it seems like that and those text messages, the evidence here is overwhelming,” Akerman said. “If he wants to avoid winding up in prison like Roger Stone, he’s got to come clean.”
He then went on to predict that Sondland’s decision to spill the beans would devastate Trump’s presidency.
“Donald Trump is toast,” he said. “Sondland is going to come out and tell the whole story, he’s going to detail it, he’s going to have documents to detail it, there’s no question that they were trying to get the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into Joe Biden… and using money as appropriated by the U.S. congress to do that. Pure bribery.”
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But on CNN Saturday, criminal defense attorney Page Pate suggested it may have played out differently: Stone may have actually wanted a full pardon, but Trump was spooked out of offering one.
"Page, this situation, I guess, is not entirely surprising. It's been signaled for some time," said correspondent Abby Phillip. "But what is different about this, I think a lot of people were expecting a pardon here. Roger Stone said he wanted his sentence commuted because he didn't want to admit guilt. What is the significance of that?"
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"I actually took one very recently when, you know, the radical left was saying, 'Is he all there? Is he all there?' I proved I was all there, because I aced it,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night. “I aced the test... I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anyone do what you just did.'"
Trump’s New Hampshire rally is an act of ‘biological warfare’: Portsmouth police commissioner
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Appearing on CNN with host Kate Bolduan, Portsmouth Police Commissioner Stefany Shaheen outlined her concerns about having a large crowd of rowdy Trump supporters gathered into a tight space this weekend.
"I definitely took notice when you called the rally that is set for tomorrow as 'biological warfare,'" Bolduan said. "What is your biggest concern with the president holding a rally in your city tomorrow?"