68 DAYS UNTIL THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS 11/6/2018
GUEST HOST GREGG JARRETT
4:05 PM ET – Jon Sale, a Former Federal prosecutor in the NY Southern District and Watergate assistant prosecutor, can take a close look at the way cases have been handled over the past couple of weeks. Michael Cohen’s plea deal with the SDNY, the role of Judge Kimba Wood, and her alliances with the Democratic Party.
The fact that a plea agreement that calls for a maximum sentence of five years behind bars didn’t mention a cooperation deal wouldn’t rule it out.
Robert Mintz, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, said it is in Cohen’s interest to play ball.
“Based on his public statements and the prison time he is now facing,” he said, “you can be virtually certain that he will try to leverage his involvement with the president into a cooperating deal with the government.”
4:30 PM ET – David Schoen, a civil liberties attorney, has been able to provide a very diverse perspective on many of the cases being argued in the courts and the media today. His background as a criminal defense attorney has allowed him to see the attack on the Trump administration for what it is: a witch hunt. He has watched the advice given to the President and often shaken his head, he has done the same regarding Paul Manafort and the aggressive treatment of financier and his family, from the raid of his home and office to the endless solitary confinement in prison at the hands of Robert Mueller. Today he talks to us about all of this and the closed-door hearing yesterday with disgraced DOJ employee Bruce Ohr before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees.
While lawmakers told reporters that Ohr was being cooperative, Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif., said that Ohr “has a poor memory.”
“He seems to not remember a lot of details and, you know, poor memories are often claimed by people who want to stick to what they can say and not be caught in perjury,” he told Fox News.
Republicans allege that Ohr played a key role in selling the dossier, commissioned by Fusion GPS and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. They were expected to ask why Ohr broke with protocol and kept up communication with its author, Steele, long after the FBI fired him as a source in late 2016 due to his contacts with the media.
“I don’t know if it’s improper but I want to know who at DOJ knew and it certainly looks like he continued to meet with Mr. Steele after the FBI had terminated their relationship with Mr. Steele,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News ahead of the hearing.
5:05 PM ET – Joe DiGenova, a partner at DiGenova and Toensing, has been outraged at the behavior of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He told Sean just this past week that AG has not been holding up his end of the bargain for the President:
DiGenova — a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia — and Sean Hannity discussed how it would be politically unfavorable for Trump to ever fire Sessions.
“The President of the United States was and is entitled to a fully engaged attorney general. He has never had that,” diGenova said. “Jeff Sessions has no command presence. He doesn’t understand the job he has.”