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"You're never more than fifteen minutes from the big stories on WCBS your morning. I'm Joe Adler, and here's three things to know at twelve forty five number one, former campaign, Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, testified before a grand jury on two occasions is part of his plea deal. But prosecutors from special counsel Robert Muller's office accused Manafort of lying to investigators in the FBI on twelve separate occasions, they allege you told multiple discernible lies number two federal prosecutors allege the Donald Trump while he was running for office directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush money payments to two women who claim to have had sexual relationships with Trump this implicates Trump and a violation of campaign finance laws and number three Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal Justice. Bill is angering some Republican senators creating rift with his ally Chuck Grassley via. Iowa Grassley spent years working to build a coalition around the Bill the judiciary committee chairman's pushing for a year end vote and has the support of the president. Federal prosecutors are asking for what they call a substantial prison term for President Trump's former former attorney Michael Cohen defense attorney Joey Jackson spoke with Michael Watson. Steve Scott on the afternoon roundup. Joey, thanks for joining us. Are you surprised? Prosecutors are asking for as they put it substantial prison time. You know, I am not. And I think when you read them they're speaking loudly, but at the end of the day saying that he deserves the little reduction. I think it's a sharply worded memorandum. But the skies with their memorandum is the recognition that he did cooperate. And as a result of that he has to be given some consideration. Now, remember that the recommendation and the guidelines way work in federal court, if you have recommended guidelines those guidelines provide for four to five year sentence probation recommended that he do about that amount of time. And the prosecutor saying, hey, you cooperated, and you're a bad guy. But we'll give you a little consideration token tutoring. What he did the taxes as in the campaign, finance the like the congress. I think that's inappropriate pet. Should Michael Cohen be surprised today by what we're hearing from the federal prosecutors, or or did he know what was coming or did he say, hey, now, wait a minute. I help you guys thought I was getting a better deal here. Two different issues. Right. Because remember one of the cases. Moving the legal campaign contributions. In addition to the tax evasion was prosecuted in southern district. The other issue was prosecuted by the Bill, right? And that was dealing with lying to congress regarding the Trump Tower, initially the Trump. Association. They had ended by the Iowa caucuses January ho come and they will ongoing June when Trump denomination. So at the end of the day. I don't think he was surprised he did cooperate. You know, what was the cooperation and not without a cooperating witness, quote, unquote. Even though he gave cooperation I remember. There are a number of principle underlying sentencing, and what is the deterrence of the larger community, so those factors into who? You are what you gave what you came from. But there are other people walking just like the world the world of eighty laws the greater good would provide for sentence. You know, some jail time. I don't think he's surprised at all. And the fact that it's four or five years. No one would want to spend a day in jail, but considering the number of targets, I it's not a horrific deal for him. Either. Great insight as always from defense attorney Joey Jackson, Joey thanks for joining us. You'll be well w CBS news time twelve forty eight. It's time for traffic and."