CNN’s David Gregory Says There May Have Been An Entire ‘Criminal Enterprise’ Operating Under President Trump

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter
CNN political analyst David Gregory said there may have been an entire criminal enterprise working under President Donald Trump, following the plea deal of the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen.

“This is a huge moment, not just because of what’s happened, but because of what could happen,” Gregory said on “New Day” Wednesday. (RELATED: David Gregory Says Trump Is Desperate ‘To Be Loved’ And Suffers From ‘Paranoia’)

“Will [former Trump campaign aide] Paul Manafort ultimately cooperate? What about [former national security adviser] Michael Flynn who’s cooperating with the special counsel?” he added. “So there are a lot of players now who start to potentially construct an enterprise, a criminal enterprise, that is around or may even involve the president.”

Gregory then pivoted to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and said cases like Manafort’s and Cohen’s cases may lead to further discovery of collusion or election interference.

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“And we are still not talking about what is the central thrust of the investigation, which is whether there was collusion with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 election,” Gregory continued. “That’s what the special prosecutor is after. As the president reminds us, but he should also be reminded that prosecutors tend to bring cases they find in their investigations. That’s what law and order is all about.”

Gregory also said the idea of impeachment is growing louder, as the November midterms rapidly approach.

“The very real prospect of impeachment now draws closer. You have a midterm race that is now going to be dominated … with the specter, the cloud of the investigation, but also this cloud of corruption in the Republican Party,” he said.

“You know, the president can say it’s a rigged investigation,” Gregory concluded. “He can blame the news media. It’s not the news media’s fault that he surrounded himself with these people who got convicted of crimes or have plead guilty to crimes. It’s not our fault. We’re reporting this out.”

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