So, is it RICO this time?

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Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney of U.S. President Donald Trump, waves to reporters as he arrives to testify before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2019. Photo credit: Jim Young/Reuters

In Michael Cohen’s purportedly soul-baring testimony before the House Government Oversight Committee last week, there was a suggestion that federal prosecutors in New York are working on additional ongoing investigations and Cohen could not discuss them. This led to a lot of speculation that it could be a racketeering case. Say it with us: “Ken, could it be RICO?”

Josh gets a few minutes of explanation from Ken on why it’s probably not RICO, and a few other lingering legal questions from Cohen’s testimony. Then, it’s on to Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Ken makes a prediction for Manafort’s sentence and Roger Stone miiiiiiight be in some serious trouble with Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Plus: why is James Comey writing about the Mueller report? And how should we evaluate new Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision not to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation?

Credits

Hosts:
Josh Barro, Ken White

Producers:
Sara Fay, Rosalie Atkinson