Trump Exits With Pardons Backfiring, As Cohen Details Danger Of New Witnesses

Trump Exits With Pardons Backfiring, As Cohen Details Danger Of New Witnesses 1


As Pres. Trump pardons many allies during his last days in office, his former attorney Michael Cohen explains how some pardons could backfire. Cohen also details his own new court filings — regarding both his own case and other inmates, whom Cohen says Trump has abandoned despite past pledges about criminal justice reform. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 12/28/2020.
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Trump Exits With Pardons Backfiring, As Cohen Details Danger Of New Witnesses

119 Comments on "Trump Exits With Pardons Backfiring, As Cohen Details Danger Of New Witnesses"

  1. AllNiteLemonade | December 28, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

    – *If you could reason with Trump supporters They wouldn’t be Trump supporters* –

    • Now everyone in jail and pending jail sentence, regardless what criminal activities did or didn’t do will be in uproar, wouldn’t be surprised if criminals start rioting demanded the same rights to be free. Trump has really legalized crimes in an already courup justice system.
      And please, trump supporters who think he’s god, you’re just as immoral aiding him, he’s is not amoral in what he’s doing and so are all who supported a wrong because he is fully aware of it. Makubg excusing his behavior makes one just as immoral as he is

    • Kendal Chandler | December 29, 2020 at 2:31 AM | Reply

      @Pat Mahinie NO. You HAVE NOT.

    • David Brisbane | December 29, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply


    • @Pat Mahinie You mistake agreement with laughing in Putin’s face.

  2. Trump Putin's puppet . | December 28, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

    23 days until putin / trump illegal fake ugly presidency is over

    • @adrian lee Alas—Dear Adrian-It is not I who is blind. When Trump is Re-elected on January 6th and inaugurated on or around 1/20/2021 I will feel so sorry when you and millions of others realize what Ari and the rest of the Chyna driven media has done to you. Your head will get caved in. You’ll need painkillers for what’s coming.

    • @jan morgan OMG- I don’t listen to that fool. He is a bureaucrat and Deep State operative. The depths of lies you have bought are amazing.

    • @Arturo Ortiz your fantasies are your perversion Arturo. what will you think of trump when he pardons himself and his family? How will that self-recognition of guilt sit with you? He knows what is coming in 23 days…

    • @Mia Rodriguez trumps presidency is real as it gets

  3. Trump signed the Covid relief bill the other day. He probably thought he was signing a pardon for one of his cronies instead.

  4. Michael Cohen may be the only person in Trump’s orbit to get out with his soul…

    • @Blend42 I wish, but just listen to the tapes of his bullying of TRUMP’s victims of the past. It took a pretty nasty, unprincipled person to stomach such ugliness for 10 years or mote. He got caught and Trump betrayed him. What else could he do🤮?

    • @Alan Weber similar wannabe personality, I think.

    • @SLEEPER 972 I wouldn’t bet on that. I don’t believe Michael Cohen wants a pardon from Biden, Trump or any President. He’s made his money already even though he’s been disbarred. He’s also getting more airtime than anyone that has been pardoned. Good for Cohen.

    • Definitely

    • No. I don’t think so. Firstly – there isn’t such a thing. Secondly, he (was) a lawyer.

  5. If they accept the fake president’s pardon, all these people are admitting that they are guilty. Pardons don’t mean that these people are innocent.

  6. Michael Cohen — This is the first truly honorable thing I’ve heard you say. Good on you, and best wishes. May you prevail.

  7. michaels phillip | December 28, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

    ivanka come january the real world leaders are not talking to a jobless grifter

  8. awakeningspirit20 | December 28, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

    Lol Michael Cohen is doing more for prison reform than Trump

    • Anandan Kannoosamy | December 29, 2020 at 12:49 AM | Reply

      @Proverbs 3:5-6 Same with all of us who’s read the book, but don’t forget – He “works” thru man, else you wouldn’t be listening to your pastor, your clergyman or religious leader etc. When He is here to do the things himself, then it’s all over for everyone, that’s why it’s called the second coming! You sure you didn’t miss a few chapters when reading?

    • Anandan Kannoosamy | December 29, 2020 at 12:50 AM | Reply

      @Proverbs 3:5-6 No worries. Just Google it or search online. Many variants online…

    • Anandan Kannoosamy | December 29, 2020 at 12:53 AM | Reply

      @Proverbs 3:5-6 Also only TRUST those that say and practice the words, not those that say but cannot quote the bible, commit all the sins against the 10 Commandments and can’t even hold a Bible the right side up!!

    • @Proverbs 3:5-6

      what is worth noting is that, as Cohen said, there is an entire department dedicated to basically finding people who may be worth pardoning and then vetting whether they deserve it ect. Like, surely there are some pardons among them that may be questionable, but for Obama in particular many of his pardons were people convicted on drug charges and often charged at the height of the war on drugs movement, which ended them up with sentences that today would be completely unreasonable. I don’t think that you should be looking at the *number* of pardons so much as the *names* included in those pardons.

      In this particular case, many of Obama’s pardons were people on drug charges who were charged with unfairly long sentences, many of them *life* sentences. Strictly speaking, Obama actually only gave 212 *pardons*, while the rest were commutations of sentence. In this case, Trump is giving out full pardons to people whose names we *recognize* because we know they did some very bad things and they’re now getting away from them free of consequence.

      And in regards to the purely factual, what Cohen says about that executive order not being touched upon for two years? That’s kind of telling of the amount of work Donald Trump and his administration have actually put into prison reform. In that regard, it takes very little to be doing more than they are in regards to said reform, so Michael Cohen may very well be doing more than they have just by being on this video talking about this issue.

    • Proverbs 3:5-6 | December 29, 2020 at 2:10 AM | Reply

      @Anandan Kannoosamy you can’t state “same for all of us who’s read the book’ as that is a impossibility. Not everyone that reads the bible follows it’s teachings and commandments. Also it isn’t a book it is plural. The bible consists of 66 books. Again, my faith is in the Lord not man who has free will and is a sinner. 2 Corinthians 11:13
      I don’t know why you jumped to the 2nd coming but I do know this…..your snarky comments speaks volumes about yourself and your superior attitude. You don’t present yourself as a humble, loving child of God.

  9. Daily Reminder: Trump called Corona Virus a Democrat Hoax that will “magically” disappear.

  10. The 1st time Trump could not cheat at something… he lost!

    • Now some Republicans think Pence has the power to decide what list of electors to follow from each state…. The Constitution does not give the vice president of any country the choice who becomes president… What planet are they living on?

    • @Mark Sweet They live on planet Trump. All Trump, all the time. Facts have no meaning. They won’t even bother to determine for themselves how the process actually works. Pence cannot unilaterally choose a president. It’s delusional that they even believe that is possible.

    • @Cynna1065 they know how rediculas that is they don’t care the idea is to please Trump and his cult following are not bright enough to know how rediculas it is so they will donate more money to Trump’s offering plate.

    • Seems like Chris Christie has turned on Trump too!

  11. Trump and his people should do a day in jail for everyone who have died from covid.

  12. As of December 2020, President Donald Trump has pardoned 29 people from his inner circle of allies. All of this happening, while 9 federal executions have been carried out since July 2020. President Trump is a disgrace to mankind.

    • @Chuck Farley Trumpturd atrosities are at the level of Hitler…ICE doing medical experiments just like Nazis in WWII… We should not be surprised, remember Operation Paperclip.

    • @Chuck Farley yes. Yes they are. They also are profiting from the office which is illegal. Just can’t charge the president or his family while in his office

    • Megan Lowery they’ll never prosecute the Clintons dynasty will they. We seen how that worked for Epstein. You watch the movie American made yet with Tom Cruise. Check it out

    • Please remember , people are on DEATH row for a reason . Just so happens that their time has come on Trump’s watch. How many years is a person suppose to sit on death row .

    • Shellee Isaacs | December 29, 2020 at 2:57 AM | Reply

      @Chuck Farley hmm…how many of those that Obama pardoned were Federal offenders, or pled guilty for misleadingly the FBI; or in prisoned for molesting a 15 year old girl while being a government offical; or proven to work for Russia against a foreign country; or fraud after fraud after fraud? The shocking part? Pardens were meant to be a sacred gift for someone whose life was changed for the better – not so truly corrupt people can go right back where they left off – making the world even more worse. Yeah, Trump has done what no other president has done – just not for the good.

  13. If Trump pardons anymore people, he’s gonna end up in prison with no friends.

  14. The Worst day is coming SOON to TRUMPOS team…

  15. Mondo Enterprises | December 28, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

    All Illegal Pardons. Quid Pro Quos for Obstruction of Justice, Interfering in a Federal Investigation, etc.

  16. It’s easier to get a pardon than a stimulus check

    • Yep. And how sad is that? Very sad. Trump does not care about the average American. Never has, never will.

    • @James Davis
      What do Flying Monkeys do for the Narcissists?
      The Flying Monkey does the Narcissist’s Bidding to inflict additional torment on the target. It may consist of spying, spreading gossip, threatening, painting the Narcissist as the victim (Victim playing) and the target as the Perpetrator (Victim blaming).
      ….excerpted from Wikipedia › wiki ›

      Do narcissists discard their Flying Monkeys?

      “Yes.” With NO LOYALTY TO ANYONE, the Narcissist easily Discards the Flying Monkeys when they have done the damage intended.
      There are two (2) general types of Flying Monkeys:
      – 1) ‘Complicit and
               Willing’ (Conspirator)-
                -and –
      —  2) ‘Well-meaning Dupes:
               (Deluded): —“One who is easily fooled; Dumbed down;
      (Lacking CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS to form their own FACT-CHECKED opinions.)”

    • Coach Authoress Angela Reid | December 29, 2020 at 1:13 AM | Reply

      Lol 😂 exactly

    • Aleisa Etheridge | December 29, 2020 at 2:40 AM | Reply


    • Aleisa Etheridge | December 29, 2020 at 2:41 AM | Reply

      @Cicakkibin Ofcourse , He cheats at everything else.

  17. Joe Biden = President-Elect. Donald Trump = President-REJECT.

  18. A little prison is good for the soul. This is not the same man anymore.

  19. So pardoning 4 war criminals who murdered children isn’t going so well for the CREATURE in the WH? GOOD!

  20. The Trumps have ruined their own legacy!
    They will all pay the ultimate price in the end…!!!
    Prison is on the Horizon

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