Abby Huntsman: Cohen, Manafort ‘Are Bad Guys’

Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” the panel discussed President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress about a potential Trump Tower in Moscow.

Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “Michael Cohen lied to Congress and the president lied to the American people about his finances.”

She added, “If these negotiations were going on while he was president, it’s precisely what the framers of our Constitution wrote in to protect the American people against. We want to make sure that this president, any president, is not putting his self-interest before the interest of the country.”

Behar asked, “Is there a smoking gun?”

Hostin said, “I think so. There will be. there will be negotiation, documents. There could be tapes. When people lie to federal prosecutors, don’t they know the federal prosecutors don’t ask questions they don’t know the answers to already? They have the FBI working for them. They’re the best investigative tool in the world.”

Abby Huntsman said, “They are usually asking questions they already have the answers too.”

Hostin said, “We always do that.”

Huntsman said,  “That’s why not having Manafort I don’t think is a huge deal for Mueller. It also sadly doesn’t surprise me that Cohen has lied to Congress and that Manafort, lawyers I mean Trump lawyers. These are bad guys. It’s not like he surrounded himself with upstanding citizens.”

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