A former federal prosecutor said this week that Fox News host Sean Hannity should be summoned after commenting on former President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, who had just testified before the Congress.
Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, tweeted Thursday a response to a message from the Wall Street newspaper Journalist Rebecca Ballhaus about payments made by the president to women alleging they had an affair with him.
Ballhaus issued a quote from Fox's host, tweeting: "Sean Hannity to Trump in tonight's interview, about Michael Cohen and Hiding Payments:" I can tell you personally, he's m & # 39, said at least a dozen times, that he had the decision on payments and he did not tell you. "
Rocah, now an analyst for MSNBC and NBC, said prosecutors should summon Hannity to find out more about these apparent conversations between Fox and Cohen's host.
"Well, and then Trump still reimbursed Cohen because he's a very nice guy." SDNY should summon Hannity to appear, no lawyer client here, and he did not learn that as a "journalist" . " Rocah tweeted.
Rocah will later point out that Trump was digging a deeper hole in this interview with Hannity. CNN reporter Manu Raju tweeted in the interview a quote from the president:[Cohen] did and he made the decision. Do not forget that it's a lawyer – whatever decision he's making, you're supposed to rely on your lawyer to make a decision … it's also called trust. "
Rocah said Trump was digging a deeper hole, considering the audience heard cassettes from a conversation apparently involving the President and Cohen talking about a payment.
"Dig a deeper hole," Rocah tweeted Friday. "The recording we have already heard of Trump & Cohen talking about payments shows that it's a lie (& I bet there's more evidence in this regard). So, Trump admits that it is illegal but says "not my fault" and that's all … not going to work. "
In the interview with Hannity, Trump reiterated that he reiterated that there was "no collusion" and that Cohen had been lying in his testimony on just about everything except that.
"He lied about so many things and yet, he could have said, he might as well lie about that one too, but he said that there was no collusion," said Trump. "And everyone said no collusion."
In his testimony before Congress, Cohen alleged that the president's counsel had revised his previous testimony, claiming that Trump was aware of WikiLeaks' plan to release stolen emails from Clinton and called the former star of reality TV a racist, among others.
"I am ashamed of my weakness and my misplaced loyalty – of what I did for Mr. Trump in order to protect and promote him," Cohen said in his prepared remarks. "I am ashamed of having chosen to conceal Mr. Trump's illicit acts rather than listen to my own conscience.I'm ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. It's a racist … it's a crook … it's a cheat. "