Watching Michael Cohen’s hearing before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday triggered an unexpected emotion in Fox News host Tucker Carlson: Sympathy.
During his opening monologue on his show Wednesday evening, Carlson said that by the end of the hearing he started “feeling kind of bad” for Cohen and said, politics aside, the fate of the former fixer for President Trump was truly a “sad story.”
“By the end, you start feeling kind of bad for Michael Cohen, honestly,” Carlson said. “He’s not a genius, anyone who knows him will affirm that. He’s in his fifties now and he’s headed to prison. And that’s a long way from where he expected to be.”
“Take the politics out of it for a minute, if you can Let’s be honest. This is a sad story. Michael Cohen is a broken and desperate man,” he continued. “But nobody cares. Democrats cheered for his conviction on ludicrous, absurd campaign finance charges. As if paying off somebody’s girlfriend is a campaign finance violation. That’s laughable. But they don’t care. Now they’re squeezing whatever use they can out of Michael Cohen as he shuffles off to his cell.”
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— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 28, 2019