Conservative author and radio-TV host Mark Levin went on with Sean Hannity after Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts — including two campaign finance violations involving payments to silence women he believed could be detrimental to the 2016 presidential campaign.
On Monday Mark interviewed the former FEC Chairman on his show.
Professor Bradley Smith said the payment Cohen pleaded guilty to DOES NOT qualify as campaign violations.
On Tuesday Mark Levin stressed to Sean Hannity that the Cohen payments were not campaign contributions and did not violate campaign finance law.
Mark Levin: The general counsel for the Clinton mob family, Lanny Davis, he had his client plead to two counts of criminality that don’t exist. These campaign finance violations that all over TV they say implicates the president directly… It is a guilty plea. It is a plea bargain between a prosecutor and a criminal, a criminal who doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life in prison. That is not precedent. That applies only to that specific case. Nobody cites plea bargains for precedent. That’s number one. Number two, just because a prosecutor says that somebody violated a campaign law doesn’t make it so. He’s not the judge. He’s not the jury… A campaign expenditure under our federal campaign laws is an expenditure solely for campaign activity. A candidate who spends his own money or even corporate money for an event that occurred not as a result of the campaign is not a campaign expenditure.