Harmeet Dhillon Appears on Fox News To Discuss the Cohen and Manafort Indictments
According to Dhillon:
The developments today I think are very unfortunate for Mr. Manafort because he is close to the president at one point in time for a brief period of time. He got caught in the cross hairs of the prosecution of tho Mueller investigation. As we can see from the indictment as well as the charges and the jury verdict today, we don’t see anything about the president, about Russian collusion, or anything other than irregularities in his taxes and statements to banks. Now those are serious issues and unfortunately, Mr. Manafort will probably spend a good decade plus, to the rest of his life in prison, depending on what happens next. But it’s got zero to do with the president it frankly underscoring that if it weren’t for being close to the president, he probably wouldn’t have been prosecuted. All part of the narrative of the unfair witch hunt.
A couple things to give in mind about Michael Cohen. He is a guy who tapes his clients that he’s a guy, who, a few months ago, looking at potentially 60 years in prison for these potential charges, that is when he was saying the president had nothing to do with any of this stuff and there is no campaign finance issue. Fast-forward to today, when he were facing 60 years in prison on the altar and alternative is five years in prison and you can get that five year deal if you say that a couple of things that aren’t crimes are crimes, and pin them on the president. So I think that the overwhelming power of prosecutors here in those situations in every situations have led to this result. Lanny Davis has really sold his client out because I think it is a real stretch — I’m a lawyer does election law, campaign finance data a real stretch to say that someone says that paying off hush money to a blackmailer is necessarily trying to affect the outcome of an election. I suspect that throughout his career, Donald Trump has been approached by women like this who have shaken him down and this is a standard way that people are paid off and I don’t see that campaign finance violation here at all, and so it is really unfortunate that he was forced into the situation and did this. Again, nothing to do with collusion or Russia and no crime here for the president.