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TONIGHT WE’RE JOINED BY ONE OF THE FEW TRUMP EXECUTIVES TO WORK THE FEW TRUMP EXECUTIVES TO WORK BY HIS SIDE. BY HIS SIDE. THAT COULD BE INTERESTING. THAT COULD BE INTERESTING. BUT I BEGIN WITH CLIENT NUMBER 3 BUT I BEGIN WITH CLIENT NUMBER 3 SITTING DOWN WITH INDIVIDUAL 1. SITTING DOWN WITH INDIVIDUAL 1. ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN. ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN. IT’S A VERY 2019 STORY. IT’S A VERY 2019 STORY. DONALD TRUMP WENT TO SPEAK WITH DONALD TRUMP WENT TO SPEAK WITH ANOTHER FELLOW FORMER MICHAEL ANOTHER FELLOW FORMER MICHAEL COHEN CLIENT, SEAN HANNITY, TO COHEN CLIENT, SEAN HANNITY, TO ATTACK COHEN’S ALLEGATIONS THAT ATTACK COHEN’S ALLEGATIONS THAT TRUMP WAS BEHIND THAT MONEY- TRUMP WAS BEHIND THAT MONEY- SCHEME TO PAY OFF STORMY SCHEME TO PAY OFF STORMY DANIELS. DANIELS.>>HE TOLD ME AT LEAST A DOZEN>>HE TOLD ME AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES THAT HE MADE THE DECISION TIMES THAT HE MADE THE DECISION ON THE PAYMENTS AND HE DIDN’T ON THE PAYMENTS AND HE DIDN’T TELL YOU. TELL YOU.>>HE DID.>>HE DID. AND HE MADE THE DECISION. AND HE MADE THE DECISION. REMEMBER THIS, HE’S AN ATTORNEY. REMEMBER THIS, HE’S AN ATTORNEY. WHATEVER DECISION HE MAKES, HE’S WHATEVER DECISION HE MAKES, HE’S SUPPOSED TO RELY ON AN ATTORNEY SUPPOSED TO RELY ON AN ATTORNEY TO MAKE A DECISION. TO MAKE A DECISION. WHEN YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY, WHEN YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO RELY ON YOUR ATTORNEY. RELY ON YOUR ATTORNEY.>>ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE?>>ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE?>>IT’S ALSO CALLED RELIANCE.>>IT’S ALSO CALLED RELIANCE.>>HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING.>>HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING. RELIANCE IS AN ACTUAL DEFENSE, RELIANCE IS AN ACTUAL DEFENSE, THOUGH NOT TO COMMITTING A THOUGH NOT TO COMMITTING A CRIME. CRIME. NOW, IT DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T TELL NOW, IT DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T TELL COHEN TO MAKE THOSE HUSH MONEY COHEN TO MAKE THOSE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS, IF COHEN JUST DECIDED PAYMENTS, IF COHEN JUST DECIDED TO PAY STORMY DANIELS ALL OUT OF TO PAY STORMY DANIELS ALL OUT OF THE BLUE, WHY DID TRUMP PAY FOR THE BLUE, WHY DID TRUMP PAY FOR IT? IT? COHEN HAS THE RECEIPTS, OF COHEN HAS THE RECEIPTS, OF COURSE, AND HE SHOWED THEM TO COURSE, AND HE SHOWED THEM TO CONGRESS. CONGRESS. TODAY’S TRUMP LAWYER RUDY TODAY’S TRUMP LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI TRIED TO EXPLAIN. GIULIANI TRIED TO EXPLAIN.>>WE BROUGHT OUT TEN MONTHS AGO>>WE BROUGHT OUT TEN MONTHS AGO THAT HE MADE THE MAMTS,PAYMENTS. THAT HE MADE THE MAMTS,PAYMENTS. IT’S OUR VIEW OF IT THAT THE IT’S OUR VIEW OF IT THAT THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT PRESIDENT DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT AT THE TIME. AT THE TIME. AND THEN THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE AND THEN THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT MADE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT. ARRANGEMENTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT.>>NOBODY REALLY BUYS THAT, AND>>NOBODY REALLY BUYS THAT, AND DONALD TRUMP IS WELL KNOWN TO DONALD TRUMP IS WELL KNOWN TO NOT SPEND A LOT OF MONEY. NOT SPEND A LOT OF MONEY. HE IS CONSIDERED BY MANY OF HIS HE IS CONSIDERED BY MANY OF HIS FORMER COWORKERS NOTORIOUSLY FORMER COWORKERS NOTORIOUSLY CHEAP. CHEAP. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY SUED HIM FOR NOT PAYING BACK SUED HIM FOR NOT PAYING BACK WHAT HE OWED. WHAT HE OWED. THAT MEANS THINGS HE AUTHORIZED THAT MEANS THINGS HE AUTHORIZED LIKE DISHWASHERS, PAINTERS, LIKE DISHWASHERS, PAINTERS, BARTENDERS, AND YES, QUITE BARTENDERS, AND YES, QUITE RELEVANT TONIGHT, LAWYERS. RELEVANT TONIGHT, LAWYERS. FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR JOHN FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR JOHN FLANNERY, SPECIAL COUNSEL FLANNERY, SPECIAL COUNSEL COUNSEL TO THREE INVESTIGATIONS, COUNSEL TO THREE INVESTIGATIONS, AND FORMER ATTORNEY BARBARA AND FORMER ATTORNEY BARBARA McQUADE KNOWS HER WAY AROUND McQUADE KNOWS HER WAY AROUND THESE ISSUES. THESE ISSUES. JOHN, I SEE YOU MOVING AROUND IN JOHN, I SEE YOU MOVING AROUND IN YOUR CHAIR, BUT YOU CAN HEAR ME, YOUR CHAIR, BUT YOU CAN HEAR ME, CAN’T YOU? CAN’T YOU?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>RELIANCE.>>RELIANCE. DO YOU BUY IT? DO YOU BUY IT?>>NO, I DON’T.>>NO, I DON’T. IT’S INTERESTING WHAT THESE GUYS IT’S INTERESTING WHAT THESE GUYS DO. DO. RELIANCE IS BASED ON THE PLA TON RELIANCE IS BASED ON THE PLA TON PLATONIC IDEA OF AN ATTORNEY — PLATONIC IDEA OF AN ATTORNEY — HE DIDN’T WANT AN ATTORNEY, HE HE DIDN’T WANT AN ATTORNEY, HE WANTED A FIXER. WANTED A FIXER. HE WANTED SOMEONE TO DO WHAT HE HE WANTED SOMEONE TO DO WHAT HE WANTED DONE AND HE DIDN’T CARE WANTED DONE AND HE DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE LAW. ABOUT THE LAW. THIS GUY HAS A WHOLE LINE OF THIS GUY HAS A WHOLE LINE OF THESE PEOPLE, STARTING WITH MR. THESE PEOPLE, STARTING WITH MR. COHEN, THE FAMOUS GET THE COHEN, THE FAMOUS GET THE COMMUNISTS WHO ASSOCIATED HIM COMMUNISTS WHO ASSOCIATED HIM WITH MOBSTERESS WHO TOLD HIM TO WITH MOBSTERESS WHO TOLD HIM TO FIGHT AND MAKE DEMANDS AND FIGHT AND MAKE DEMANDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE. EVERYTHING ELSE. THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE FOR AN INSTANT THAT RELIANCE — FOR AN INSTANT THAT RELIANCE — AND SEAN HANNITY, WHAT A PAIR AND SEAN HANNITY, WHAT A PAIR TALKING ABOUT THIS AS IF THEY TALKING ABOUT THIS AS IF THEY KNOW WHAT AN ATTORNEY IS AND KNOW WHAT AN ATTORNEY IS AND THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT TO HAVE THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT TO HAVE DONE. DONE. THAT’S NOT AT ALL WHAT THIS WAS THAT’S NOT AT ALL WHAT THIS WAS ABOUT. ABOUT.>>YEAH, I THOUGHT, AND I SAY>>YEAH, I THOUGHT, AND I SAY THIS IN ALL FAIRNESS, BARBARA, I THIS IN ALL FAIRNESS, BARBARA, I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE REBUTTALS AND DEFENSES THAT REBUTTALS AND DEFENSES THAT REALLY SHOWED THEY HAVE NO REALLY SHOWED THEY HAVE NO GROUND LEFT. GROUND LEFT. AND THERE ARE DECENT DEFENSES. AND THERE ARE DECENT DEFENSES. WE’VE COVERED THEM ON THIS SHOW. WE’VE COVERED THEM ON THIS SHOW. THERE ARE GOOD DEFENSES, FOR THERE ARE GOOD DEFENSES, FOR EXAMPLE, TO ALLEGED COLLUSION. EXAMPLE, TO ALLEGED COLLUSION. BUT THIS SEEMED WILD. BUT THIS SEEMED WILD. I HAVE A SHORT QUESTION FOR YOU I HAVE A SHORT QUESTION FOR YOU FOLLOWED BY A LODGENGER ONE, FOLLOWED BY A LODGENGER ONE, BARBARA. BARBARA. MY SHORT QUESTION IS HAVE YOU MY SHORT QUESTION IS HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ONE FORMER CLIENT EVER SEEN ONE FORMER CLIENT INTERVIEW ANOTHER FORMER CLIENT INTERVIEW ANOTHER FORMER CLIENT OF A LAWYER GOING TO JAIL ABOUT OF A LAWYER GOING TO JAIL ABOUT WHAT ONE CLIENT ALLEGEDLY DID? WHAT ONE CLIENT ALLEGEDLY DID?>>SHORT ANSWER, NO.>>SHORT ANSWER, NO.>>AGAIN, IT’S EASY TO FORGET IN>>AGAIN, IT’S EASY TO FORGET IN 2019. 2019. SEAN HANNITY SAYS HE PAID SEAN HANNITY SAYS HE PAID MICHAEL COHEN TO BE HIS LAWYER. MICHAEL COHEN TO BE HIS LAWYER. THAT RIGHT THERE IS A HUGE THAT RIGHT THERE IS A HUGE INTEREST FOR THAT INTERVIEW. INTEREST FOR THAT INTERVIEW. QUESTION NUMBER TWO IS THE QUESTION NUMBER TWO IS THE LONGER QUESTION FOR YOU. LONGER QUESTION FOR YOU. IF MICHAEL COHEN IS RIGHT AND IF MICHAEL COHEN IS RIGHT AND THE CHECKS ARE RIGHT AND THEY’RE THE CHECKS ARE RIGHT AND THEY’RE IN EVIDENCE — AND THIS IS IN EVIDENCE — AND THIS IS ULTIMATELY GOING TO BE RESOLVED ULTIMATELY GOING TO BE RESOLVED IN EVIDENTIARY PROCEEDINGS, NOT IN EVIDENTIARY PROCEEDINGS, NOT IN THE MICHAEL COHEN IN THE MICHAEL COHEN PROCEEDINGS, WHAT DOES IT MEAN PROCEEDINGS, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU, BARBARA, THAT HE BROUGHT TO YOU, BARBARA, THAT HE BROUGHT THOSE CHECKS AND THERE IS A THOSE CHECKS AND THERE IS A MULTI-PERSON — I DON’T WANT TO MULTI-PERSON — I DON’T WANT TO USE CONSPIRACY, BUT MULTI-PERSON USE CONSPIRACY, BUT MULTI-PERSON PROJECT FOR TRUMP MONEY TO HELP PROJECT FOR TRUMP MONEY TO HELP A CAMPAIGN? A CAMPAIGN?>>ANYBODY WHO HELPED IN A>>ANYBODY WHO HELPED IN A CONSPIRACY TO PAY THESE MONEYS CONSPIRACY TO PAY THESE MONEYS BACK KNOWING THEY WOULDN’T BE BACK KNOWING THEY WOULDN’T BE DISCLOSED ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSED ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORMS COULD BE GUILTY OF A FORMS COULD BE GUILTY OF A CONSPIRACY. CONSPIRACY. HOW YOU PROVE THAT, WE DON’T HOW YOU PROVE THAT, WE DON’T HAVE TO RELY SOLELY ON THE WORD HAVE TO RELY SOLELY ON THE WORD OF MICHAEL COHEN. OF MICHAEL COHEN. THERE WILL BE OTHER EVIDENCE. THERE WILL BE OTHER EVIDENCE. THEY CAN TALK TO ALAN THEY CAN TALK TO ALAN WEISSELBERG, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO WEISSELBERG, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO ACCORDING TO THAT RECORDING ACCORDING TO THAT RECORDING PARTICIPATED IN THAT PARTICIPATED IN THAT CONVERSATION AS WELL. CONVERSATION AS WELL. THE CHECKS ARE SOME EVIDENCE. THE CHECKS ARE SOME EVIDENCE. ONE THING YOU HAVE TO PROVE FOR ONE THING YOU HAVE TO PROVE FOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS, IT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN IT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER CRIMES, IS THAT IT WAS OTHER CRIMES, IS THAT IT WAS COMMITTED WILLFULLY. COMMITTED WILLFULLY. YOU HAVE TO SHOW THEY NOT ONLY YOU HAVE TO SHOW THEY NOT ONLY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING BUT KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING BUT THAT IT WAS LEGAL. THAT IT WAS LEGAL. A GREAT WAY TO SHOW THAT IS A GREAT WAY TO SHOW THAT IS THROUGH SOME OTHER EVIDENCE OF THROUGH SOME OTHER EVIDENCE OF CON SEALING WHAT CON SEALING WHAT CONCEA CONCEA CONCEA CONCEA CONCEAL ING AND THEY NEEDED TO CONCEAL ING AND THEY NEEDED TO COVER IT UP IN SOME WAY. COVER IT UP IN SOME WAY.>>IS IT FAIR TO SAY HE ASKED>>IS IT FAIR TO SAY HE ASKED MICHAEL COHEN AND THEN HE DIDN’T MICHAEL COHEN AND THEN HE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT, DOES THAT GO TO KNOW ABOUT IT, DOES THAT GO TO THE TYPE OF EVIDENCE YOU’RE THE TYPE OF EVIDENCE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT? TALKING ABOUT?>>YES.>>YES. WHEN SOMEONE IS LYING OR WHEN SOMEONE IS LYING OR COVERING UP IN AN UNUSUAL WAY, COVERING UP IN AN UNUSUAL WAY, SOME OF IT COULD BE SOME OF IT COULD BE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GUILT. CONSCIOUSNESS OF GUILT. I KNOW WHAT I DID WAS WRONG AND I KNOW WHAT I DID WAS WRONG AND YES, I LIED ABOUT IT. YES, I LIED ABOUT IT. THAT COULD BE EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT COULD BE EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT UNLAWFUL INTENT. THAT UNLAWFUL INTENT.>>I DO I THINK WHAT MICHAEL>>I DO I THINK WHAT MICHAEL COHEN TESTIFIED TO WAS COHEN TESTIFIED TO WAS SIGNIFICANT FOR THE DETAILS AND SIGNIFICANT FOR THE DETAILS AND EVIDENCE PROVIDED. EVIDENCE PROVIDED. NOT FOR THE OPINIONS PROVIDED, NOT FOR THE OPINIONS PROVIDED, OF WHICH THERE WERE SOME, BUT OF WHICH THERE WERE SOME, BUT THE EVIDENCE. THE EVIDENCE. AS YOU KNOW, PROSECUTORS AREN’T AS YOU KNOW, PROSECUTORS AREN’T NORMAL PEOPLE, NO OFFENSE TO NORMAL PEOPLE, NO OFFENSE TO EITHER OF YOU. EITHER OF YOU. PROSECUTORS LOOK AT LEADS THE PROSECUTORS LOOK AT LEADS THE WAY THE REST OF US LOOK AT ICE WAY THE REST OF US LOOK AT ICE CREAM OR A NICE BIG CINNAMON CREAM OR A NICE BIG CINNAMON ROLL. ROLL. THEY GET EXCITED. THEY GET EXCITED. I SAY THAT AS INTRODUCTION TO A I SAY THAT AS INTRODUCTION TO A FORMER PROSECUTOR, CHRIS CHRIS C FORMER PROSECUTOR, CHRIS CHRIS C WHO WE KNOW WAS HELPING DONALD WHO WE KNOW WAS HELPING DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>WELL, WHAT HE DID YESTERDAY>>WELL, WHAT HE DID YESTERDAY WAS CREATE A WHOLE BUNCH OF WAS CREATE A WHOLE BUNCH OF WITNESSES THAT THE HOUSE IS NOW WITNESSES THAT THE HOUSE IS NOW EMPOWERED TO TRY TO BRING BEFORE EMPOWERED TO TRY TO BRING BEFORE THEM. THEM. ALAN WEISSELBERG OF THE TRUMP ALAN WEISSELBERG OF THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION WHO HE MUST HAVE ORGANIZATION WHO HE MUST HAVE MENTIONED A DOZEN TIMES. MENTIONED A DOZEN TIMES. THE PRESIDENT’S CHILDREN WHO HE THE PRESIDENT’S CHILDREN WHO HE SAID WAS INVOLVED IN THE HUSH SAID WAS INVOLVED IN THE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS. MONEY PAYMENTS. WHAT HE DID WAS SET ALL THAT UP. WHAT HE DID WAS SET ALL THAT UP.>>JOHN, DO YOU AGREE, BECAUSE A>>JOHN, DO YOU AGREE, BECAUSE A LOT OF TRUMP DEFENDERS WERE LOT OF TRUMP DEFENDERS WERE SAYING, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SAYING, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CREDIBILITY. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CREDIBILITY. ANOTHER ONE IS SAYING, GOSH, ANOTHER ONE IS SAYING, GOSH, LOOK AT THOSE NAMES. LOOK AT THOSE NAMES. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO TALK TO. TALK TO.>>THE DEFENSE OF THE>>THE DEFENSE OF THE REPUBLICANS JUST TO CALL HIM A REPUBLICANS JUST TO CALL HIM A LIAR ONLY GOES SO FAR IN ANY LIAR ONLY GOES SO FAR IN ANY KIND OF COMPETITION LIKE THIS, KIND OF COMPETITION LIKE THIS, AND HE WAS LYING FOR A LIAR, AND AND HE WAS LYING FOR A LIAR, AND WHAT WERE THE LIES ABOUT? WHAT WERE THE LIES ABOUT? THE LIES WERE ABOUT CON CEAC ERK THE LIES WERE ABOUT CON CEAC ERK WHAT WAS NEW. WHAT WAS NEW. HE CREATED A SITUATION AND HE CREATED A SITUATION AND PUBLICLY WE HAVE OUR WITNESS PUBLICLY WE HAVE OUR WITNESS LIST AND WE’LL PROBABLY WORK LIST AND WE’LL PROBABLY WORK THROUGH IT. THROUGH IT. SOME PEOPLE SAY PROSECUTORS ARE SOME PEOPLE SAY PROSECUTORS ARE GOING TO BE UPSET ABOUT THAT. GOING TO BE UPSET ABOUT THAT. IN A NORMAL CASE THEY WOULD, BUT IN A NORMAL CASE THEY WOULD, BUT OUR SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING. OUR SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING. OUR CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE NOT OUR CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE NOT WORKING. WORKING. PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE STANDING UP PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE STANDING UP TO THE WHITE HOUSE ARE NOT DOING TO THE WHITE HOUSE ARE NOT DOING IT. IT. WE ARE IN A VERY SPECIAL CRISIS WE ARE IN A VERY SPECIAL CRISIS IN AMERICA. IN AMERICA. AND THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE IS GOING AND THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. AND THE ELECTION THAT WE WON IS AND THE ELECTION THAT WE WON IS GOING TO ENABLE US TO HAVE A GOING TO ENABLE US TO HAVE A GOOD AND FAIR AND REPUBLICAN GOOD AND FAIR AND REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT LIKE WE HAVEN’T HAD GOVERNMENT LIKE WE HAVEN’T HAD FOR THE TWO YEARS BEFORE THE FOR THE TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS. MIDTERM ELECTIONS. SO WHATEVER THEY DO TO SO WHATEVER THEY DO TO COMPROMISE MUELLER OR WHATEVER COMPROMISE MUELLER OR WHATEVER THEY TRY TO DO TO SHUT DOWN THE THEY TRY TO DO TO SHUT DOWN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE INFORMATION, AND THAT WITH THE INFORMATION, AND THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. JEFFERSON SAID A NATION THAT JEFFERSON SAID A NATION THAT EXPECTS TO BE IGNORANT AND FREE EXPECTS TO BE IGNORANT AND FREE EXPECTS WHAT NEVER WAS AND NEVER EXPECTS WHAT NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE. WILL BE. THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET THE THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET THE INFORMATION AND THEY ARE GOING INFORMATION AND THEY ARE GOING TO REACT TO IT, I BELIEVE. TO REACT TO IT, I BELIEVE.>>FASCINATING.>>FASCINATING. JOHN, THANK YOU. JOHN, THANK YOU. BARBARA, I’M GOING TO SEE YOU BARBARA, I’M GOING TO SEE YOU LATER IN THE SHOW. LATER IN THE SHOW. WE HAVE TO FIT SOMETHING IN WE HAVE TO FIT SOMETHING IN RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.>>>BREAKING NEWS ON THIS FRIDAY>>>BREAKING NEWS ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT. NIGHT. HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW MOVING HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW MOVING FORWARD ON WHAT IS WIDELY FORWARD ON WHAT IS WIDELY EXPECTED TO BE AN EPIC SHOWDOWN EXPECTED TO BE AN EPIC SHOWDOWN TO GET LEGALLY DONALD TRUMP’S TO GET LEGALLY DONALD TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS. TAX RETURNS. WE HAVE NBC REPORTING FROM WE HAVE NBC REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW. WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW. THE HOUSE COMMITTEE WITH THE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE WITH THE AUTHORITY TO GET THESE TAXES IS AUTHORITY TO GET THESE TAXES IS MOVING FORWARD ON THE STEPS FOR MOVING FORWARD ON THE STEPS FOR SOMETHING WE’VE DISCUSSED SOMETHING WE’VE DISCUSSED PREVIOUSLY, A FORMAL REQUEST TO PREVIOUSLY, A FORMAL REQUEST TO THE IRS, LAWYERS WORKING THE IRS, LAWYERS WORKING EXPLICITLY ON LANGUAGE. EXPLICITLY ON LANGUAGE. THE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE, THE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE, RICHARD NEAL, WORKING WITH TOP RICHARD NEAL, WORKING WITH TOP DEMOCRATS INVOLVED IN ORDER TO DEMOCRATS INVOLVED IN ORDER TO STRENGTHSEN STRENGTHSEN STRENGTHEN A LEGAL CASE. STRENGTHEN A LEGAL CASE. FROM ROOT.COM, WHAT IS THE NEWS FROM ROOT.COM, WHAT IS THE NEWS TONIGHT? TONIGHT?>>THE NEWS IS THAT YOU GOT WAYS>>THE NEWS IS THAT YOU GOT WAYS AND MEANS THAT ARE GOING TO AND MEANS THAT ARE GOING TO FORMALLY ASK FOR THE PRESIDENT’S FORMALLY ASK FOR THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS. TAX RETURNS. THIS HAS TO DO ALSO WITH WHAT WE THIS HAS TO DO ALSO WITH WHAT WE SAW EARLIER WITH THE OVERSIGHT SAW EARLIER WITH THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE. THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE COULD THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE COULD ASK FOR THE PRESIDENT’S TAX ASK FOR THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS BUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO RETURNS BUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO BASICALLY SUBPOENA THEM, AND BASICALLY SUBPOENA THEM, AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A BIG COURT THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A BIG COURT BATTLE. BATTLE. WAYS AND MEANS CAN ACTUALLY SAY, WAYS AND MEANS CAN ACTUALLY SAY, LOOK, WE WANT THE PRESIDENT’S LOOK, WE WANT THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS. TAX RETURNS. BUT THE CATCH IS THIS. BUT THE CATCH IS THIS. THEY CAN’T JUST SAY, HOW MANY THEY CAN’T JUST SAY, HOW MANY M’S DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR BANK M’S DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT? ACCOUNT? THEY HAVE TO SAY, WE NEED YOUR THEY HAVE TO SAY, WE NEED YOUR TAX RETURNS IN ORDER TO PASS A TAX RETURNS IN ORDER TO PASS A CERTAIN KIND OF LAW. CERTAIN KIND OF LAW.>>CAN THEY ASK HOW MANY COMMAS,>>CAN THEY ASK HOW MANY COMMAS, JASON? JASON?>>THEY COULD ASK HOW MANY>>THEY COULD ASK HOW MANY COMMAS HE’S GOT. COMMAS HE’S GOT.>>I HAVE A U.S. SENATOR>>I HAVE A U.S. SENATOR STANDING BY, BUT ON THIS STANDING BY, BUT ON THIS BREAKING NEWS, I NOW ASK YOU BREAKING NEWS, I NOW ASK YOU ABOUT THE ANALYSIS. ABOUT THE ANALYSIS. THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH TALK THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH TALK ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAXES ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAXES FOR SO LONG. FOR SO LONG. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE IMPACT IN WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE IMPACT IN THE COHEN HEARINGS? THE COHEN HEARINGS?>>OCACIO-CORTEZ IN THE>>OCACIO-CORTEZ IN THE HEARINGS, SHE MENTIONED HEARINGS, SHE MENTIONED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOLF CLUBS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOLF CLUBS AND INFLATING THE TAXES. INFLATING THE TAXES. THIS IS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT THIS IS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, SO THE TAX RETURNS OF NEW YORK, SO THE TAX RETURNS ALMOST BECOME EVIDENCE FOR THAT ALMOST BECOME EVIDENCE FOR THAT CASE. CASE. THIS COULD BE USED FOR THE THIS COULD BE USED FOR THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, WHAT RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY TRY HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY TRY TO INFLATE THEIR ASSETS. TO INFLATE THEIR ASSETS. POSSIBLY NEW LAWS. POSSIBLY NEW LAWS.>>IT IS VERY FLUID GIVEN THE>>IT IS VERY FLUID GIVEN THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE DEMOCRATS NUMBER OF POSSIBLE DEMOCRATS WORKING ON THIS. WORKING ON THIS. THANK YOU, JASON. THANK YOU, JASON. WE KEEP MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE WE KEEP MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL IS SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL IS HERE WITH ME IN NEW YORK, HERE WITH ME IN NEW YORK, MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY SPARKING ALL KINDS OF SPARKING ALL KINDS OF CONGRESSIONAL LEADS. CONGRESSIONAL LEADS. THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE NOW THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE NOW WANTS TO HEAR FROM DONALD TRUMP. WANTS TO HEAR FROM DONALD TRUMP. YOU HAVE SATER WHO WAS WITH YOU HAVE SATER WHO WAS WITH TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW. TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW. THEN, OF COURSE, THE MULTIPLE THEN, OF COURSE, THE MULTIPLE COMMITTEES AS REPORTED TONIGHT COMMITTEES AS REPORTED TONIGHT INTERESTED IN DONALD TRUMP’S TAX INTERESTED IN DONALD TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS. RETURNS. ADD TO THAT FINANCIAL CHAIR ADD TO THAT FINANCIAL CHAIR MAXINE WATERS WITH NEW QUESTIONS MAXINE WATERS WITH NEW QUESTIONS THAT DEAL WITH POTENTIAL USE OF THAT DEAL WITH POTENTIAL USE OF FUNDS BY THE MANY WHO SERVE ON FUNDS BY THE MANY WHO SERVE ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. THANKS FOR BEING ON THE BEAT THANKS FOR BEING ON THE BEAT TONIGHT. TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>A LOT TO TALK ABOUT BUT LET’S>>A LOT TO TALK ABOUT BUT LET’S BEGIN WITH THE TAX RETURNS. BEGIN WITH THE TAX RETURNS. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT PROCESS OF SOMETHING THE PROCESS OF SOMETHING THE DEMOCRATS ALL WANT TO DO, THEY DEMOCRATS ALL WANT TO DO, THEY ARE MADE NECESSARY BY THE WAYS ARE MADE NECESSARY BY THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE WANTING — AND MEANS COMMITTEE WANTING — AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC AGAINST AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC AGAINST THE KIND OF TAX FRAUD THAT WAS THE KIND OF TAX FRAUD THAT WAS REVEALED VERY DRAMATICALLY IN REVEALED VERY DRAMATICALLY IN THE TRUST — THAT’S AGAINST THE THE TRUST — THAT’S AGAINST THE LAW. LAW.>>YOU VIEW WHAT COHEN OUTLINED>>YOU VIEW WHAT COHEN OUTLINED THERE, AND HE SAID IT UNDER THERE, AND HE SAID IT UNDER OEMPLT OEMPLT OEMPLT. OEMPLT.>>IT’S FRAUD IN SOME COMPANIES,>>IT’S FRAUD IN SOME COMPANIES, IT’S BANK FRAUD. IT’S BANK FRAUD. IT COULD BE APPROXIMATE BE MANY. IT COULD BE APPROXIMATE BE MANY. BUT ALSO I THINK WHAT STRIKES ME BUT ALSO I THINK WHAT STRIKES ME ABOUT THE COHEN TESTIMONY IS THE ABOUT THE COHEN TESTIMONY IS THE KIND OF PANDORA’S BOX IT OPENED. KIND OF PANDORA’S BOX IT OPENED. NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF WITNESSES NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF WITNESSES BUT ALSO POTENTIAL CRIMES. BUT ALSO POTENTIAL CRIMES. VERY FEW PEOPLE FOCUSED ON THOSE VERY FEW PEOPLE FOCUSED ON THOSE SUBSTANTIAL BELIEVE. SUBSTANTIAL BELIEVE. AND AS YOU SAID BEFORE, A LOT OF AND AS YOU SAID BEFORE, A LOT OF PROSECUTORIAL EARS OPENED WIDE PROSECUTORIAL EARS OPENED WIDE AND EYES, FRANKLY, AT SOME OF AND EYES, FRANKLY, AT SOME OF WHAT COHEN SAID ABOUT THOSE WHAT COHEN SAID ABOUT THOSE CHECKS. CHECKS. YOU MENTIONED THEM EARLIER AND YOU MENTIONED THEM EARLIER AND YOU SHOWED THEM. YOU SHOWED THEM. THEY WERE WRITTEN AND DISCUSSED THEY WERE WRITTEN AND DISCUSSED IN THE OVAL OFFICE. IN THE OVAL OFFICE. IN THE OVAL OFFICE AFTER TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE AFTER TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT. BECAME PRESIDENT. SO I THINK THE TIMING IS VERY SO I THINK THE TIMING IS VERY IMPORTANT AS BARBARA AND JOHN IMPORTANT AS BARBARA AND JOHN MENTIONED, TWO GREAT LAWYERS, MENTIONED, TWO GREAT LAWYERS, THAT THE POTENTIAL FOR THAT THE POTENTIAL FOR CONSPIRACY THERE INVOLVES CONSPIRACY THERE INVOLVES LITERALLY THE SEAT OF LITERALLY THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND I THINK ALL OF GOVERNMENT, AND I THINK ALL OF THE COHEN TESTIMONY IS VERY THE COHEN TESTIMONY IS VERY CONSEQUENTIAL IN THAT WAY. CONSEQUENTIAL IN THAT WAY.>>IT SEEMED LIKE A SIGNIFICANT>>IT SEEMED LIKE A SIGNIFICANT THING EVEN IN A TIME WHEN PEOPLE THING EVEN IN A TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE SOMEWHAT INURED TO HOW MANY ARE SOMEWHAT INURED TO HOW MANY BREAKING STORIES THERE ARE. BREAKING STORIES THERE ARE. I WANT TO WIDEN OUT AND TALK I WANT TO WIDEN OUT AND TALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT’S SO ABOUT SOMETHING THAT’S SO OBVIOUS, IT MAY NOT NEED MUCH OBVIOUS, IT MAY NOT NEED MUCH DISCUSSION. DISCUSSION. BUT YOU’RE HERE. BUT YOU’RE HERE. IT LED TO ONE OF THE MOST ABSURD IT LED TO ONE OF THE MOST ABSURD LINES OF ATTACK ON MICHAEL LINES OF ATTACK ON MICHAEL COHEN, WHICH WAS REPUBLICANS COHEN, WHICH WAS REPUBLICANS HAMMERING HIM FOR BEING AN HAMMERING HIM FOR BEING AN ALLEGED LIAR IN THE SERVICE AND ALLEGED LIAR IN THE SERVICE AND DEFENSE OF A PRESIDENT THAT HAS DEFENSE OF A PRESIDENT THAT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED TO LIE MORE THAN BEEN DOCUMENTED TO LIE MORE THAN ANY POLITICIAN IN AMERICAN ANY POLITICIAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY. HISTORY. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>OUR FIRST BIG HEARING WITH,>>OUR FIRST BIG HEARING WITH, AS WE ALL KNOW, A CONVICTED AS WE ALL KNOW, A CONVICTED LIAR, LYING TO CONGRESS. LIAR, LYING TO CONGRESS. YOU’RE A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. YOU’RE A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. AND LOOK AT THE OLD ADAGE OUR AND LOOK AT THE OLD ADAGE OUR MOMS TAUGHT US. MOMS TAUGHT US. LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE. LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE.>>HE’S GOING TO PRISON FOR>>HE’S GOING TO PRISON FOR LYING TO CONGRESS AND HE’S THE LYING TO CONGRESS AND HE’S THE STAR WITNESS TO CONGRESS. STAR WITNESS TO CONGRESS.>>YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST ONE OTHER>>YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST ONE OTHER EXAMPLE OF SKIRTING THE TRUTH. EXAMPLE OF SKIRTING THE TRUTH.>>ISN’T THAT ABSURD TO BE THE>>ISN’T THAT ABSURD TO BE THE LINE IN DEFENSE OF DONALD TRUMP? LINE IN DEFENSE OF DONALD TRUMP?>>DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO FALL>>DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO FALL PRETTY QUICKLY IF THAT’S THE PRETTY QUICKLY IF THAT’S THE DEFENSE. DEFENSE. BUT REMEMBER ABOUT APPROXIMATEWH BUT REMEMBER ABOUT APPROXIMATEWH IS A REASON TO DEEPEN AND IS A REASON TO DEEPEN AND AGGRAVATE ALREADY THREE YEARS AGGRAVATE ALREADY THREE YEARS HE’S GOING TO SPEND ON BARS. HE’S GOING TO SPEND ON BARS. REMEMBER, HE BELIEVES EVERYTHING REMEMBER, HE BELIEVES EVERYTHING HE IS TELLING TO CONGRESS. HE IS TELLING TO CONGRESS. PERHAPS NOT NORMAL, BUT PERHAPS NOT NORMAL, BUT REMEMBER, THE ARGUMENTS WE MAKE REMEMBER, THE ARGUMENTS WE MAKE TO JURIES USING WITNESSES THAT TO JURIES USING WITNESSES THAT COMMIT THESE CRIMES. COMMIT THESE CRIMES. DON’T LEAVE YOUR COMMON SENSE AT DON’T LEAVE YOUR COMMON SENSE AT THE DOOR. THE DOOR. NOT A JURY IN A COURTROOM, BUT NOT A JURY IN A COURTROOM, BUT THE SAME KIND FD. THE SAME KIND FD.>>THAT’S WHY THIS WAS>>THAT’S WHY THIS WAS DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. THERE IS SOMETHING IN COMMON, AS THERE IS SOMETHING IN COMMON, AS YOU KNOW. YOU KNOW. THE JURY AND THE COURT OF PUBLIC THE JURY AND THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION ARE MADE UP OF CITIZENS OPINION ARE MADE UP OF CITIZENS WHICH HAVE WHAT WE CALL A B.S. WHICH HAVE WHAT WE CALL A B.S. DETECTOR, FOR SOME OF THE GRAND DETECTOR, FOR SOME OF THE GRAND I COULDN’T SAY I COULDN’T SAY GRANDIOSITY OF PARTISAN GRANDIOSITY OF PARTISAN SPEECHES. SPEECHES. BUT THIS WASN’T ABOUT PARTISAN BUT THIS WASN’T ABOUT PARTISAN SPEECHES, IT WAS ABOUT THIS GUY SPEECHES, IT WAS ABOUT THIS GUY WHO WHO WHO. — I WANT TO GET YOUR WHO. — I WANT TO GET YOUR RESPONSE, OF COURSE. RESPONSE, OF COURSE.>>THERE ARE OTHER WITNESSES.>>THERE ARE OTHER WITNESSES. WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THOSE WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THOSE OTHER WITNESSES, AND WHAT IS SO OTHER WITNESSES, AND WHAT IS SO STRIKING ABOUT WHAT DONALD TRUMP STRIKING ABOUT WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID WAS HE WAS WILLING TO MANY DID WAS HE WAS WILLING TO MANY TO HELP HIM GET ELECTED. TO HELP HIM GET ELECTED. THAT KIND OF THREAT TO OUR THAT KIND OF THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. NATIONAL SECURITY. WE’RE SEEING IT AGAIN AND HE WE’RE SEEING IT AGAIN AND HE OVERRULED HIS OWN SECURITY OVERRULED HIS OWN SECURITY ADVICE AND PROFESSIONALS. ADVICE AND PROFESSIONALS. I THINK NONE OF IT WAS ABOUT I THINK NONE OF IT WAS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AS A PERSON, ALL OF DONALD TRUMP AS A PERSON, ALL OF IT WAS ATTACKING COHEN. IT WAS ATTACKING COHEN.>>FROM ONE PROSECUTING SENATOR,>>FROM ONE PROSECUTING SENATOR, JASON HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE JASON HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE LAST STORIES FOR US AND THE LAST LAST STORIES FOR US AND THE LAST ONE IS — JANUARY, AN EPIC ONE IS — JANUARY, AN EPIC OVERRULING OF THE INTELLIGENCE OVERRULING OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO RUSH OUT A COMMITTEE TO RUSH OUT A CLEARANCE OF GINL THE VERY BASIC CLEARANCE OF GINL THE VERY BASIC LEVEL, WHETHER YOU’RE IN THE FBI LEVEL, WHETHER YOU’RE IN THE FBI OR CIA, YOU CAN’T GET SECURITY OR CIA, YOU CAN’T GET SECURITY CLEARANCE IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN CLEARANCE IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN DEBT RATIO. DEBT RATIO. MR. COHEN WOULD NOT BE TIBLABLE MR. COHEN WOULD NOT BE TIBLABLE DO THIS, AND WHEN THE PRESIDENT DO THIS, AND WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID, WHY DON’T YOU STEP IN THE

100 thoughts on “Fmr Prosecutor: Cohen Opened A ‘Pandora’s Box’ Of Trump ‘Crimes’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

  • Sammy "The Bull" Gravano Testimony is what put John Gotti, and Sammy admitted to killing 19 people. So according to Republican logic Michael Cohen's testimony shouldn't be allowed because he lied to congress but Sammy The Bull's testimony was ok even tho he killed at least 19 people.

  • This man will do anything to make himself appear as a 'wounded victim and it's so nauseating in every way!! When you are a compulsive liar, master manipulator and immature in understanding the ramifications of your ineptness and bringing this country down to the lowest it's ever been… I guess you deserve to hang your head down, pretend to be sad, disappointed and disconnected. I don't want this nut impeached, I just want him gone from the presidential suite and back to the T & T with him, the lady, the boy and the dog…( Oh yeah, R. Kelly too!!- He lives there!!).
    As a conservative, I am extremely disappointed in the Republican party and not standing up the principles and upholding the moral fabric of this country. They have disappointed me on every turn supporting these lies and this erratic unpredictable behavior, ( As of late, he must be taking some real special…because he's so calm). I hope and pray the conservative party get some backbone, kick all of those working for this dude , out and revamp this party, the agenda and re-establish what has been lost over the pass 4 years!

    Dissolvement

  • Michael Cohen had lied before and lied again in front of the Congress and American people in the latest fake hearing in 2019 set up by Democrats; people "noted that the check Cohen provided doesn't necessarily prove Trump knew about the Daniels payoff (why else he would've given Cohen that money was not discussed). See the difference! Michael Cohen is a convicted liar, he continued piling on lie after lie after lie. The fact that Michael Cohen was disbarred last month said it all.

  • Good… GOOD! Couldn't happen to a nicer, lying, Russia loving, Pornstar paying, thin skinned, Bully called Trump.

  • John McCain great war hero? The one who spilled his guts when imprisoned and was responsible for deaths of commrades? The one who gotten back home due to his highly placed military relatives? THAT JOHN MCCAIN? Surely there's some other one. Then again, "All the word's a stage."

  • maybe not a pandora's box or can of worms but a drum of snakes… its phenomenal experience when a liar speaks the truth

  • The president has said that he doesn't want to release his tax returns because they're under audit by the IRS. I am wondering why they are under audit in the first place. I wonder if the IRS is already aware of potential tax fraud schemes.

  • Lol levenworth & Rikers comes to mind, tax evasion oh my , money laundering, nixon , dillinger and the other mob bosses comes to mind, not only did dump compromise himself with a foreign country, the word sellout for profit comes to mind, traitor treasonous & corrupt

  • Tic tock tick tock tick tock your time's almost up maga moronic racist nationalistic traitor twit narcissistic senile orange spanky panties tic tac.

  • Trumps cronies are so stupid trying lie him .Hannity don't realize he have set his self up to be called in to be questioned. Coen tried to tell them they're going in up him. Trump's not loyal to no one.

  • Amazing that Hannity or his employers at Fox actually believe he has any credibility in the media any more.

  • Every Republican Senator who supported Trump and over looked what they know should be put under the microscope.

  • Hey! ADOLF HITLER relied on Goebbles(spelling) to spread the HITLER propaganda about the German's THIRD RIGHT. In that case “Reliance” does prove that HITLER was a CRIMINAL intentionally or not. Listen carefully as TRUMP explains his ethics to Hanity. He is saying that HE relied on Cohen to be able to make decisions he made.So, we know that Cohen went to RUSSIA on that mission and communicated back the plan to TRUMP be it in code word.

  • Cohen told Hannity about the payment a dozen times but made sure to say "but I didnt tell trump about it."? Does anyone actually believe this crap? Two poster boys for lies and deception, talking about how they aren't lieing to or deceiving anyone.

  • So sickening. This better be over in 2020. I don't care if he doesn't go to jail I just want him to go away.

  • This stupid POTUS is the biggest threat to America's national security.
    The Republicans are to blame for him continuing to be the POTUS.
    Unfortunately, Trump supporters are being "conned" by his lies and divisive presidency of America.
    Still, the Republican party has allowed this terrible injustice to grow and fester, because they have not put the people of America first, and ignore the constitution of America.
    The spineless men and women of the Republican party should hang their heads in shame for enabling this corrupt, imbecilic traitor to remain the POTUS.
    Justice will catch up to him and I sincerely hope that ALL Republicans who have conspired and enabled him to stay in office are dealt with to the full maximum of the law.

  • I wonder who taught him the word 'reliance'? He's so happy to learn a defense excuse. Just to stretch out a moment of truth in hopes to run out its relavence. Jeeze!

  • Chris Christy: …”Being the ice cream loving prosecutor that he is and I mean that in regards to investigative leads..” ahahahahaa😂 yeah right I see what you did there😏

  • Sean Hannity is another
    S l e a z e b a l l anyway.Who believes hannity.
    Not even Hannity believes Hannity….Sean Hannity and Donald j tramp..Six in one hand…half a dozen in the OTHER.

  • .

    THERE IS NOTHING CRIMINAL IN COHEN'S ALLEGATIONS.

    A LAWYER CANNOT BE A WITNESS AGAINST HIS CLIENT.
    IT'S PREPOSTEROUS.

    THIS IS A SHAMELESS PROPAGANDA BY. THE DEMOCRATS .

    AN ATTEMPT TO DIRT THE PRESIDENT FOR 2020 ELECTION.

  • I find it stunning that Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying to congress yet politicians do it every day they were doing it here when they were grilling M Cohen but their protection is ….its politics, what is the difference ?

  • I buy it. If I was a millionaire, I would tell my lawyer to make anything negative go away and I will sign off on it later.

  • Trump was looking for his own present-day Roy Cohn but Michael Cohen just didn’t have the same diabolical genius.

  • This pos should already be locked up by that wall he tried to blackmail the US with. The list of his crimes is so tall even the chinese wall can't contain it all.

  • When the house receives all the documents requested you mock my words this whole thing will suddenly clear Trump. I don’t trust any of this dog and pony show. There are democrats that like what Trump is doing and pretend to be anti-Trump but behind the scenes work to benefit his policies. Trump is going to win in 2020 because there are a lot of democrats, liberals and independents that secretly want to keep “America white”.

  • There has been too much emphasis on 'motivation' behind statements or actions. And now we look at the money trail for truth. It is no longer 'once a liar, always a liar' kind of thinking. All the money changing hands tells the truth. Documents tell the truth. oddly enough, if one says it is no one else's business it becomes everyone's business nowadays. It is only a matter of getting the records that still seems to be an issue…and part of the cover-up that takes place. The self-righteous ones speaking of lying will also be the ones to have fingers pointed at them as a matter of karma….what goes around comes around. And those people will be aghast with mouths open when it hits them!

  • Co Conspirator Hannity should be a big part of these crimes and cover ups, why is he not looking at the camera?

  • Yes Cohen's a convicted liar, convicted for lying to protect Trump. How much lower can these Republican politicians go.

  • Cohen was coached by Adam Schiff immediately before the hearing so whatever you hear is Schiff's voice !

  • Soon we are going to get trump's tax returns and it all going to cave in. Tax fraud bank fraud money laundering. The whole despicable family is TOAST

  • we not only need to get rid of trump we need to get rid of his supporters they need to be forced out of the country and made to live in some crappy place like Brazil

  • ONG, do they actually think that we can't see that this is a pre planned conversation. Give us a f-ing break Hannity and loser trump. GIVE IT UP !

  • — > Cohen's tape shows Trump knew there would be "financing"
    … Cohen: Correct. So I'm all over that, and I spoke to Allen about it. When it comes time for the financing, which will be
    … Trump: Wait a sec. What financing?
    … Cohen: We'll have to pay him something.
    … Trump: Cash.
    … Cohen: No, no, no, no,, no I got this — no, no no.
    … Trump: Check
    Michael Cohen Releases His Secret Trump Tape: A Closer Look /watch?v=h2rizTeeKHM

  • In season three of "The CON in the White House" it's going to really good it's jail time leading up to the arrest of Trump CON BOSS. Make sure you stock up on beers, some good weed and snacks

  • Chris christie another republican liar. The White man wrote the constitution and has broken every law in WH. The Republicans are always worrying about people of color breaking the law. What are you people doing to our country?

  • Find the university records and grades, find his IQ test score, sure it’s a 60. (And for those of you who don’t know, it ain’t good)

  • If you are inviting someone to answer a query in a court of law, you register the deliver of the service. You make sure the intended witness or charged sign for receiving the recorded service.

  • Hatred Hanity and Comrade Spanky pants get together on national TV to concoct a STORY to try to create an alibi. Jail them BOTH.

  • The sooner Trump is kicked out of office and locked up the better. He is a truly hated man all around the world. How the heck did he ever become President? A sad and sick time in history !

  • So RepubRussians don't ask a question they just attack credibility in defense of a pathological liar tRump. LoL…they really looked asinine attacking Cohen on lies. The man was his attorney then fixer for 10 years.

    Argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy (RepubRussians always use) whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. ROTFLMAO!

  • The Hannity interview is so contrived…he said she said. If Cohen told Hannity at least a dozen times he made the decision to make the payment, why not offer to testify before Congress in order to prove Cohen lied.

  • That Hannity-45 interview is probably going to be forever the lowest of the low moments in the stature of the US Presidency. It's beyond disgusting and repulsive. The US will recover from this, but it will take time.

  • In the Ari world American Exceptionalism (or you could say our most decorated role models) lose to a Jayvee Team of foreign nationals. As an added insult we are asked (in a completely upside down world) to hand over our role models and make them bow down to a Jayvee Team of foreigners who can not even stand the pressure of leadership. Shalom everyone.

  • I know a lot of people will not be buying any product advertise on Sean Hannity show. Fox news is a state run television network. What a sham.

  • The slime ball Hannity is quite happy to play along with the lies, all the while kidding himself he is a journalist of some sort.

  • It was money for Stormy to publish her book and promote prostitution so Ivanka's startup would be well received

  • No lawyer makes a move without the clients approval! No lawyer wants to be sued by the client. Trump and Hannity are liars!

  • So, the Republicans want us to believe that Michael Cohen was lying when he
    confessed to lying. Sadly, their base is stupid enough to believe them. Sigh.

  • Can you dig it we are listening to a lier tell on the president who is and always has been a pig and a documented lier. Well I don't have a lot of respect for lawyers but in this case I prefer to believe the lawyer.

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