On Monday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said that Stormy Daniels’interview with “60 Minutes” opens up new potential legal threats to President Donald Trump.
While the “Morning Joe” host faulted CBS News’ Anderson Cooper for failing to follow up on several important questions, he said the evidence shown so far strongly suggests the $130,000 hush money payout by Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen was a violation of campaign law, and he said that gave special counsel Robert Mueller leverage over the president’s longtime fixer.
Scarborough wondered why he hadn’t shown Daniels a photo lineup to identify the man she says threatened her infant daughter.
“I mean, it seems to me Anderson Cooper could have had two or three pictures he could have flashed up front of her face and said, was this the person would threatened you?” Scarborough said. “I think all of us around this table and just about everybody in Trump’s orbit or in Washington, D.C. could come up with a lineup of three, four or five people that Anderson Cooper should have shown her if you have a threat that’s out there like that. But that didn’t happen.”
However, Scarborough points out, the money by Trump’s attorney opens up new potential legal threats to the President.
“Doesn’t that give Bob Mueller an awful lot of leverage to talk to Cohen and say, ‘Hey, buddy, I’ve got you here already — if you would like to give you the Manafort treatment and dig in the last 20 years of your work, I can do or you can cooperate with me now,’” Scarborough said.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC: