Listen: Joey Jackson, Prosecutor And Michael Cohen discussed on WCBS Programming
"They call a substantial prison term for President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen defense attorney Joey Jackson spoke with us earlier today. 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 the memo they're seeking 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 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 that in federal court if you have recommended guidelines those guidelines provide four 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. So considering what he did tax evasion. 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. It'd be different issues. Right. Because remember one of the cases moving the legal campaign. 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 issue dealing with lying to congress regarding the Trump Tower, initially the. Association. They had ended by the Iowa caucuses January ho come to find out on going in June. When Trump had secured the nomination. So at the end of the day. I don't think he was apprised he did cooperate. You know, what was the cooperation and nasty without a cooperating witness, quote, unquote, even though he gave cooperation and remember there are a number of principle underlying a 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 have the world are available laws and the greater good would provide for sentence of 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. My pleasure you'd be well seven forty."