Mike Huckabee Compares Trump-Cohen Tape to ‘Geraldo and Al Capone’s Vault’: ‘There’s Nothing In There!’
Former Arkansas Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee weighed in on the release of the Trump-Cohen tape that shed some light on the payout in silencing former Playboy model Karen McDougal about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.
Huckabee began by telling Fox News anchor Shannon Bream that when he first heard about the existence of tapes, he thought it was going to be an “explosive story.” But he had a change of heart after listening to the released tape obtained by CNN.
“When I heard the tapes, my reaction was, ‘Gee, where’s Geraldo [Rivera] and Al Capone‘s vault?'” Huckabee said. “I mean, there’s nothing in there!”
He went on to call the tape a “letdown” because the story had been “hyped” as something “mind-boggling.”
“And I don’t think it did any damage to the president and especially if you listen to people who are objective, which are very few when it comes of this president, people like professor Alan Dershowitz who say there was nothing there that was criminal. Nothing impeachable,” Huckabee elaborated. “This was a conversation and it shouldn’t have been recorded. It was, it was played, and nothing came from it.”
Huckabee acknowledged the possibility that the release of the tape was meant to be a “warning” from Michael Cohen and his attorney Lanny Davis, but added that everyone should be ” more concerned” that “God is recording every word we say.”
“If a lawyer happens to record certain conversations- but that’s privileged information and I think he’s gonna have a hard time convincing judges if they look at this from a legal standpoint that this is somehow okay for a lawyer to release information that was considered to be private and never, ever intended for a public audience,” Huckabee concluded.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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