NRPLUS Conference Call with Rich Lowry & Andy McCarthy

(NRO Illustration: Elijah Smith)

Yesterday morning, Andy McCarthy joined Rich Lowry on the second NRPLUS conference call. As the news about Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and a verdict in the Paul Manafort’s trial had broken the day before, Rich and Andy used the call as an opportunity to explain what the news meant.

Andy started by explaining that the common phrasing of the allegation against the president, that Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to make a payment designed to affect the outcome of the election, is not unlawful. What Trump could be in trouble for is making an in-kind campaign expenditure that exceeds the …


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