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"You're never more than fifteen minutes from the big stories on WCBS. Good evening. I'm Joe app alarm, and here's three things to know at eight forty five number one, former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort testify before a grand jury in two occasions as part of his plea deal. But prosecutors accused Manafort of lying to them and the FBI and twelve separate occasions, they allege he told multiple discernible lies number to a federal appeals court says a Connecticut police officer who used a stun gun on a twelve year old deaf boy acted reasonably and cannot be sued by the boy's parents. And number three. Federal prosecutors are asking for what they call a substantial prison term for President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen defense attorney Joey Jackson spoke with Michael Wallace. And Steve Scott on the afternoon round up about this Joey thanks for joining us. Are you surprised prosecutors are asking for as they put it? Substantial prison time. I am not. And I think when you reason this gang loudly, but at the end of the day, they're also saying that he deserves the little reduction. And so I think it's a sharply worded memorandum, but disguise within the 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 away work that in federal court if you've have recommended guidelines those guidelines provide four four to five year sentence probation recommended that he do about that amount of time. And a prosecutor saying, you cooperated, and you're a bad guy. But we'll give you a little consideration. So considering what he did the taxes as in the campaign, finance the like the congress by thank you. That's an appropriate 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. I thought I was getting a better deal here. Two different issues. Right. Because they're number one of the cases. Holding the illegal campaign contributions? In addition to the tax evasion was prosecuted in southern district. The other issue was prosecuted by the special counsel. Right. And that was the issues dealing with lying to congress Trump Tower, initially the Trump. Association. They had ended by the Iowa caucuses January ho come to find out it on going in June. When from had secured the nomination so at the end of the day. I don't think he was surprised he did cooperate. You know, what was the cooperation he was not a cooperating witness, quote, unquote, even though he gave cooperation and 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 pay from there. Other people walking just like the world the world of eighty laws the greater good would provide for sentence. You know, also 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 holistic deal for him. Either. Great insight as always from defense attorney Joey Jackson, Joey thanks for joining us. My pleasure you'd be well, eight forty eight time."