A day after CNN mentioned “impeachment” 108 times in 18 hours, one of the network’s biggest stars Chris Cuomo confessed he’s “not impressed’ by Michael Cohen’s charging documents.
“I’m not impressed by these campaign finance violation charges,” he said Thursday.
Following a long, heated debate with Kellyanne Conway, Cuomo the host of “Cuomo Prime Time,” lead a discussion between Democratic strategist Paul Begala and former Trump advisor Jason Miller. Begala began calling Trump “a pathological liar,” and added, “also he does have real legal jeopardy.” “In the Cohen plea he accuses the president of the United States of cooperating to subvert the campaign finance laws.”
Begala later said, “He has real legal jeopardy here. That’s why he’s not telling the truth.”
Cuomo responded, “Let’s flip it a little bit and see how many people I can get angry at me in one night. I read that information, what they call the charging document, where there are no charges because there was a plea deal. I’m not impressed by these campaign finance violation charges. He pled guilty. I get it. That was his decision, but they never proved it, and they are cutting it very fine with what they say he did. I don’t think we know that this was some grave campaign finance conspiracy going on. I think they were lying about it, I think they were being sneaky about it, but I don’t know that there’s criminal exposure for the president, especially with all the DOJ guidance about when you can when you can move on a president. They would have to impeach him first. I don’t know this is a high crime or misdemeanor.”
Later in the segment Begala, agreed with Cuomo saying, “I think you make a good point the president has a defense. This is not obstruction of justice it was obstruction of wife.” Begala went on saying, “He could have a possible defense with a lot of people, I didn’t want my wife to know that I failed her that’s why I paid.”
Cuomo interrupted, “I’m fine with all of that. I’m fine with him saying, look I lied because it is none of your business. I would’ve taken care of it anyway. It’s not a crime. I lied. I shouldn’t of lied. I’m sorry. Let’s move on. He’d get an applause from me on that.”