Turley on Cohen Plea Deal: Trump Could Be 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' on Campaign Finance Violation
Law Professor Jonathan Turley reacted to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight charges in federal court in Lower Manhattan, N.Y. Tuesday.
Turley said on "Special Report" that President Donald Trump may end up an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the matter.
Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements, one count of making an unlawful corporate contribution and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.
Turley, of George Washington University in Foggy Bottom, D.C., said that "unless this unidentified candidate is Bernie Sanders, it's going to be bad news" for Team Trump.
"If prosecutors accept what is in this indictment, then the president just became an unindicted co-conspirator," Turley said. "If they believe that's what's in this indictment was true [that] he was directed to make this payment."
Trump reacted to the Cohen news while en route to a campaign rally in Kanawha County, W.Va.
Turley said the Cohen case is "more dangerous" for Trump than the Manafort case.