Listen: President, Pam Paul Manafort And Special Counsel discussed on The KDKA Radio Afternoon News with Robert Mangino
"The best deal in Pittsburgh, big news today out of Washington regarding Michael Cohen, the president's former attorney also Pam Paul Manafort, the president's campaign manager for a period of time during the two thousand sixteen run for the election and information released not only from special counsel, Robert Muller's office. But also federal prosecutors out of New York as well the charges being brought down and the sentencing guideline, actually. Michael Cohen already pleaded guilty to the charges the sentencing recommendations, really upwards of like fifty months, the sixty months at this point and Robert Muller saying all right, listen, we should give them a little bit of a break. Just a little bit below the guideline, but you're still talking about upwards of four years. For years on those charters Muller saying that he is satisfied with those charters that those that that sentence. He's not looking for any additional time on top of that. And there's a lot of speculation about what that ultimately means in all of this as well. And then you have Paul Manafort today and the documents regarding him, and it looks as though everything that Paul Manafort is facing here in the document put out by the special counsel's office is all about his. Business doings. But it doesn't seem as though there's any connection back to the president at all. I wanna play this clip for you from CBS as they kind of bullet-point through what it is that moulder is dealing with right now. These are the five things that a special counsel says Paul Manafort lied about under oath number one his interactions with Constantine Kalinic number two clinics role in the obstruction conspiracy. Basically saying that Manafort gave him a call after speaking to investigators and said, hey, let's get on the same page, and maybe even talk to some other folks about how we can all spin and untrue story number three payment to affirm working for Manafort one hundred twenty five thousand dollar payment that went through some shell companies and was not as Manafort described number four a second DOJ investigation. And this is a beautiful redaction. Just like, you know, an inch and a half. The paragraph that just steals you of all understanding of what's going on Manafort provided information about redacted that was pertinent to an investigation in another district. And then the fifth point as we've discussed manafort's contact with the administration again apparently to get on the same page something that happened it on the curious side about forty minutes or so ago, the president put out a tweet and the just regular tweet from the president you almost expect that on a regular basis, especially with all the news. That's coming out today. But it's what it says totally clears the president. Thank you. And granted this information. That's out today. Does not mention the president at all whether you're dealing with Cohen, or you're dealing with Paul Manafort, but to then suggest a completely clears. I'm not seeing that one either especially considering there's so much that's been redacted and why so much. What is there that we are not to know at least not yet? Now, granted it could all be information of a national security interest. That that information is redacted. It could also be that it is an important for them to have to disclose legally. And they're trying to protect their case as they continue to build this and keep that information from whom exactly who else is there that. Special counsel. Robert Muller is considering going after. Injuring you're already at the top of our as far as a campaign manager with Paul Manafort. There's talk about stone. Yes. And then did you get to see Fox News? Where judge Napolitano talking about how he has contacts. That are close associates with Donald Trump junior. And his claim that Trump junior is anticipating that he is going to be charged sometime soon. So although the president may be tweeting totally clears the president. It doesn't really clear everyone. I thought it was kind of curious that Nevada tunnel would put that out that Trump junior is expecting to be charged. Now granted being charged is not being guilty. That's clear. However, one of the things that's happening. So far with the special counsel is he doesn't bring up flimsy cases. If he has a case that he's about to bring he gets guilty pleas at this point. They see the evidence. It's absolutely overwhelming. And they're willing to say, okay, fine. You got me if there is a charge. That's ultimately brought that Donald Trump junior apparently is expecting. It will definitely be one that is severe enough and strong enough with all the evidence to go along with it will continue to monitor this to see how things ultimately progress, but what a huge day out of Washington and the president doing a pretty good job to at not allowing just this to be the only new story of the day because you also have. His decision for the attorney general. You also have his decision for the new UN ambassador that was taking up a lot of coverage. But now he may have put it out a little too early. Because now at the end of the cycle. This is all there's going to be discussion on maybe he's hoping that you know, what it's quarter to seven on a Friday and people are ready to go out and enjoy themselves and not pay that much attention to what's happening in Washington politics. And to some extent, I think that is true. There's some extent I genuinely do however for those that are really into this both on the side of the aisle where they are great supporters of the president. They're still paying attention and for those that are not. They are to maybe he's hoping that the middle. Is that playing and having a good time already can UK radio. News."