NBC Legal Analyst Daniel Goldman on Morning Joe: Trump Committed a Felony to Win the Presidency
Morning Joe Contributor Daniel Goldman says the evidence from Michael Cohen and the Southern District of New York proves that Donald Trump broke the law to improve his chances of becoming president.
When Joe Scarborough asked him if Trump can withstand the legal firestorm swirling around him, Goldman answered “we already now know that the president has committed a felony in order to obtain the office of the presidency.”
Goldman also said he doubts Trump will be charged over this since Cohen is not being fully cooperative with federal prosecutors, which prompted him to wonder why that is if Cohen is so worried about his family.
“What he’s saying doesn’t add up,” Goldman said. “If he really wanted to get this over with and get back to his family, he would have fully cooperated, agreed to be a witness, agreed to postpone his sentencing so he could get an even more reduced sentence. For some unknown reason to us, he’s not doing that.”
Goldman also noted that Cohen’s full cooperation would require him to come clean with all of his supposed crime, along with all the crimes committed by others that he knows about. To this end, Goldman concluded that Cohen must not want to admit to some additional wrongdoing that would result in a harsher sentence for himself.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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