Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said Friday “overzealous prosecutors” targetted Paul Manafort and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn because of their politics and that President Trump should pardon them. Gaetz told FOX News’ Martha MacCallum the only reason Paul Manafort is before the court is because of his political association with Donald Trump.
However, he said Michael Cohen is a “very different story” and deserves a “long prison sentence.” He is being called to account for his “present-day improper conduct,” Gaetz said Friday.
“I think the Southern District of New York (SDNY) may be right, he should get a long prison sentence,” the congressman said, referencing a sentencing recommendation from prosecutors. …read more