Schiff: ‘Michael Cohen Is in a Great Position To Offer a Great Deal to the Special Counsel’
SCHIFF: "Well, it could mean a great deal. The trump defense team probably has a pretty good idea. At least they think they know what manafort said. But they have to realize there’s a lot Paul Manafort may not have told them or may not have been candid with them. They have no idea what Michael Cohen has to say. Michael Cohen could certainly shed light on the issue of collusion or conspiracy. If they were dangling a pardon. If the president reached out to him and tried to get him to align his story with the president on either the hush money payments or something else, he may have evidence of witness tampering or obstruction of justice. And then again Michael Cohen may have to say look, I can’t help you on this but I can tell you about something else that you’re not aware of that you should be aware of. And there’s ten years of that that Michael Cohen could share with the special counsel. Bob Mueller may choose to farm that out to the state of new York or the southern district or anywhere else. But Michael Cohen is in a great position to offer a great deal to the special counsel."