"The Cohen indictment is troubling and I think the American people deserve to know more one way or another. I think the allegations in this indictment are going to be adjudicated in some way or another. Until we know more about that adjudication I think it's premature to speculate about the allegations in the indictment...The Idea that you have someone who is now saying that he colluded, that he engaged in a conspiracy to undermine federal election laws is concerning."
---Senator Mike Lee on what troubles him about the Cohen indictment
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke with Brian Kilmeade about the impact of the Paul Manafort guilty verdict and what he finds troubling about Michael Cohen pleading guilty and cutting a deal implicating President Trump in authorizing illegal payments. When asked about the possibility of President Trump being impeached, Lee said, "There is certainly a risk if the House flips, of something like that happening." As to whether the Senate would vote to impeach, Lee went on to say that regardless of what the House does on this, the Senate is not going to vote to remove. Lee explained, "Even in some strange hypothetical world the Senate were to flip, I still don't think the Senate would vote to remove the President because it takes two-thirds." On whether the Cohen indictment will have an impact on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Lee said, "That's absolute nonsense, this indictment has nothing to do with the Kavanaugh nomination. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an experienced jurist, he is someone with a lifetime of excellence, a lifetime of commitment to the law to the rule of law and this will have no bearing on our ability to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh who I believe will be confirmed by the United States Senate between now and the end of September."
Plus, Senator Lee discusses working with President Trump on prison reform to help make the criminal justice system more effective and efficient.