Fox News’ Outnumbered Targets Michael Cohen: ‘He’ll Throw Anybody Under the Bus’
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen did an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous this morning, and it was clear from what he had to say that he and President Donald Trump stand apart in the ongoing investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The Daily Beast pointed out today that Cohen was a favorite on Fox News over the last year or so as he defended Trump on the issues of collusion and on Stormy Daniels, among other things. Many on the network were also highly critical of the FBI raid on Cohen, during the time that Trump was equally outraged on Cohen’s behalf.
However, as it has become clear that the president and Cohen are going separate ways in their defense strategies, the hosts of Outnumbered cast him as less credible than once they found him.
“All I could visualize in my head was Michael Cohen in the middle of the ocean with his hands just reaching out ‘Anyone please come save me, please come get me’,” said Abby Huntsman regarding Cohen’s interview with Stephanopolous. “He knows that he could be in big trouble.”
Harris Faulkner was even more direct. “Where we are right now is if he knows something that is so important, and yet he is willing to kind of taunt the president by seeming to go against him, what does that say about this person as a witness?” she asks. “It becomes difficult to see him credible at this point.”
She added, “The one thing we know about Michael Cohen is that he’ll throw anybody under the bus.” Faulkner pointed to the moment in court when Cohen gave up Fox News’ own Sean Hannity as his mystery “third client.”
In the clip above, Juan Williams said that the one area where Cohen has not been forthcoming is the money paid to Stormy Daniels. Host Melissa Harris said that Cohen will answer about that sooner or later, and Williams retorted that Cohen is “holding out on that.”
“He wants to get paid,” said Williams.
Harris Faulkner gave the knife one more twist before the end of the segment, agreeing with Juan’s point and saying “That is why I question the credibility.”
“What are his motives?” she asked.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.
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