Friday on “Fox & Friends,” Fox News Channel anchor Jeanine Pirro weighed in on Michael Cohen’s guilty plea for lying to Congress as part of the investigation into Russian collusion in 2016’s presidential election.
Pirro said the guilty plea “means absolutely nothing” for Trump’s part in collusion.
“People don’t remember everything,” Pirro explained. “People say things that they can’t exactly remember, and then the prosecutors come in and then they say, ‘You willfully lied. You said this before.’ And then you say, ‘Gee, you know, maybe I forgot. I’m not sure.’ ‘Well, you have to come up with a reason. Why did you lie?’ ‘I was trying to align with his messaging.’ Here’s the bottom line, Donald Trump is the one who provided this information voluntarily to Mueller regarding the Russia attempt at the tower development in Moscow.”
She continued, “Donald Trump was not involved in the negotiation. His team goes in, as they always do whenever they go into a country to try to develop a building or a hotel or whatever it is that they’re building. Now, it didn’t work out. He didn’t do it. Let me ask you this. If the Russians were really intending to own Donald Trump so that they could get access to whatever they want in the United States, they would have made such a sweetheart deal for Donald Trump that Donald Trump wouldn’t have had a point or a choice other than to make sure that deal went through. It didn’t go through. They ended it — kaput. It’s over. Now, Michael Cohen is a liar. He’s an admitted liar in federal court — campaign finance and campaign debt, all that nonsense.”
Pirro added that Cohen’s deal was to make it look like there was Russia collusion.
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