Democratic Sen. Dick Blumenthal of Connecticut compared the FBI’s raid on Trump attorney Michael Cohen to a nuclear bomb on “Morning Joe” Tuesday and said Cohen has “the keys to the kingdom.”
“It’s a little bit like a nuclear strike with multiple warheads,” Blumenthal said. “First remember that it had to to go through multiple levels of review, all by Trump appointees.”
Blumenthal admitted the raid was a drastic measure and said it takes “audacity” to raid the sitting president’s attorney.
“A raid on a lawyer’s office is an extraordinary event for a prosecutor, as I was to even contemplate, it is just a remarkable act of audacity — particularity when the lawyer is the sitting president’s lawyer,” Blumenthal said.
He expressed excitement at being able to flip Cohen for the wealth of information he could provide about President Donald Trump.
“He has the vault. He has the keys to the kingdom. He knows all the secrets about Donald Trump, and if he were to cooperate, it would be indeed a transformative event,” Blumenthal concluded.
“So the raid is seismic and remember that when this kind of act is undertaken, there has to be more than just probable cause. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney has to convince the Department of Justice that they are going to come away with very significant evidence of a crime,” he concluded.
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