CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Robert Mueller’s recommendation that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn serve no prison time in exchange for his cooperation should send a signal to President Trump. And that signal is that it’s time to be nervous about the investigation. Mueller says Flynn provided “substantial” assistance to his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. You can read the heavily-redacted sentencing recommendation document here.
CNN analyst and author Jeffrey Toobin says Donald Trump, Jr.’s comments about the “poor plight of white men” is “garbage.
“If you sexually assault someone in high school, your life should be ruined,” Toobin added. “You life should be pursued. I mean the idea that this is somehow unjust—remember, this all started with accusations of sexual assault. How about the lives of the women who were sexually assaulted in high school?”
Meanwhile, President Trump told reporters Tuesday that “It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.” According to CNN, Trump added that “women are doing great.”
The Trumps’ comments come as the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues to agitate people on both sides.
As President Trump continues his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Trump’s latest tweet may be impeachable. Trump criticized Sessions for allowing the indictments of two Republican congressmen to happen before the midterm elections. Critics say Trump’s tweet shows he places politics above the law.
President Trump’s warning to evangelical leaders about violence if the GOP loses the midterm elections stems from Trump’s appeal to racism, according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “They will overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently,” Trump said, according to reports from The New York Times and NBC News.
The tempest surrounding a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels took another wild turn when Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the president didn’t know the details of the payoff. Giuliani also says Trump reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment that Cohen claimed he made through a home equity loan, according to CNN. Now, the president is confirming the repayment in a Tweet:
Mr. Cohen, an attorney, received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. These agreements are…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2018
In this video from CNN, analyst and author Jeffrey Toobin says the Trump legal is shifting its story on the payoff: