Wisconsin Rep. Gallagher: Cohen, Manafort cases 'bad news' for President Trump

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Those on the national political scene are trying to make sense of what may come next for President Donald Trump after the guilty plea by former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the guilty verdicts against former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

"It's bad news. It's clear Cohen and Manafort are not the type of people the President should have surrounded himself with," said Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay) on WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News" Wednesday.

"There is a lot of this stuff going around. For someone who is new to politics, it amazes me with how much money is around and how people peddle influence...we've got to drain the swamp."

In his guilty plea, said he and President Trump arranged payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep them silent about their alleged affairs with him. Manafort was convicted by a jury of eight counts of bank and tax fraud.

Gallagher was concerned about the possibility of the House of Representatives swinging Democratic after the November midterm elections, leading to the possibility of impeachment of President Trump.

"That seems to be what their base is demanding. People don't realize we've alreayd had two impeachment votes in the House. There was an astonishingly high number of Democrats voting for that. I think that's premature," said Gallagher.

"It shows you how politicized this thing has gotten."

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