MSNBC Commentator: Cohen Should Deal the Dirt on Trump's Kids

On Monday’s edition of Hardball with Chris Matthew, former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne joined a discussion on the legal cases surrounding President Trump. Among the cases discussed were those concerning former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Alksne had specific advice for Cohen, saying that “he can give the prosecutor something on Trump’s kids.”

 

 

Alksne wanted Cohen to give prosecution dirt on Trump’s kids in order to secure a “pressure point” on Trump. The liberal media seem to be grasping at straws for any way to pin something on the president, including using his children as leverage:

“[Cohen's] going to have to make a deal. He has nowhere else to go. He's pushed himself away from Trump. He doesn't have the same flexibility, because Trump can't pardon him. He potentially has State charges. I'll tell you what he's got that Manafort doesn't have. He has relationships and deals with Trump's kids. He can, if he can give the prosecutor something on Trump's kids, now you've got a pressure point that is very different from what Manafort can do.”

The former federal prosecutor followed these comments up by telling Chris Matthews: “[Trump] is not going to put his kids in jail. That’s the only redeeming quality of the guy.” Matthews seemed to agree, saying, “you could promise never to run or office again. People resign, the prosecutions are dropped.”

Alksne was outright telling Cohen to save himself by letting prosecutors get to the ‘bigger fish,’ which she believed was the Trump family. Despite the fact that no charges have been brought against any member of the Trump family, evidently the liberal media think the president’s demise is a worthy enough goal to justify specifically targeting Trump’s children.

Read a partial transcript of the August 20 segment below:

MSNBC's Hardball
8/20/2018
7:20:40 PM EST

CYNTHIA ALKSNE: He's going to have to make a deal. He has nowhere else to go. He's pushed himself away from Trump. He doesn't have the same flexibility, because Trump can't pardon him. He potentially has State charges. I'll tell you what he's got that Manafort doesn't have. He has relationships and deals with Trump's kids. He can, if he can give the prosecutor something on Trump's kids, now you've got a pressure point that is very different from what Manafort can do. 

CHRIS MATTHEWS:  That is pressure on the president? 

ALKSNE: Yeah. 

MATTHEWS:  Do you share my intuition that the last thing he wants is to come into the presidency, run for the presidency, serve for a year and bottom line in family terms put his kids in jail? 

ALKSNE: He's not going to put his kids in jail. That's the only redeeming quality of the guy. 

MATTHEWS:  He would give up the presidency to free them? 

ALKSNE: Yes. 

MATTHEWS:  Is that a deal you can make? 

ALKSNE: I don't know, it depends on what he's done. 

MATTHEWS:  Can you make a law saying, you know could you cut a deal saying  you could promise never to run or office again. People resign, the prosecutions are dropped. 

ALKSNE: Mueller can make whatever deal he wants. He has a lot of power. 

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