Nixon White House counsel John Dean told CNN's Erin Burnett that Congress has "little choice" but to start impeachment proceedings after the Michael Cohen sentencing recommendation was released. From Friday's edition of OutFront:
ERIN BURNETT, CNN HOST: And yet, John Dean, we are at a point, if you look at that filing and you say that this is a felony, campaign finance violation, and the president knew about it and directed it, that, again, is a new stage here to be so formally at that point, right? This is a court filing in which that is the clear implication.
JOHN DEAN: That's true and that's exactly what Michael Cohen said in court when he pled. In his allocution he implicated Trump directly and he was doing his instructions, that's why the payments were made and they were for his benefit.
I don't know that this will forever disappear into some dark hole of unprosecutable presidents. I think it will resurface in the Congress. I think what this totality of today's filings show that the House is going to have little choice the way this is going other than to start impeachment proceedings.