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AirTalk special coverage: Cohen’s plea deal, Manafort’s conviction and the impact on the Trump presidency




Michael Cohen arrives at the United States District Court Southern District of New York on April 26, 2018 in New York City.
Michael Cohen arrives at the United States District Court Southern District of New York on April 26, 2018 in New York City.
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It was a very bad day for former close associates of President Trump.

His former attorney Michael Cohen pled guilty to illegal campaign activities, among other charges. Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort was convicted of multiple counts of tax and banking fraud. What implications are there for the president?

Guests:

Jens David Ohlin, vice dean and law professor at Cornell University where he focuses on criminal and international law

John Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government and director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation

Laurie L. Levenson, professor of law at Loyola Law School and former federal prosecutor

Bradley Smith, expert in election law and campaign finance; professor of law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio; he served on the Federal Election Commission (2000-2005) and was Chairman of the Commission in 2004

Christopher Cadelago, White House reporter with POLITICO

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies. He is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies