News reporter Ari Melber has more than just some street cred to his name after getting a salute from rap star 50 Cent. The hip-hop-influenced personality has responded to Curtis Jackson shouting him out over the coverage on President Donald Trump‘s lawyer.
Ari went to Instagram this week to show Fif some love and explain how much trouble attorney Michael Cohen might really be in.
“Okay, I saw 50 Cent made a video responding to my coverage of the FBI raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s office and here’s what he said – and that’s the big question. How much time could Michael Cohen face. Since I’m quoting ‘I’m a Hustler’ I’ma go ahead and put it on again. The big issue here the Bank Fraud Act which could carry up to 30 years in prison for Cohen. That’s a lot of pressure and 50 in the same song you said, ‘With the Feds, you do 85 percent of your time,’ which means if you get 10, you’ll damn near do 9. Same math would give Michael 27 years if he were convicted of bank fraud and the big question in this case is with many other witnesses is, is there’s so much heat they end up flipping and cooperating. That’s what we’ll be watching for. Thank-you again for making the video, it made my day.”
Earlier in the week, 50 Cent trolled Cohen after the FBI raided his office.
— SOHH (@sohh) April 10, 2018
According to reports, the FBI raided Cohen’s office in search of payment records related to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.
The search warrant carried out by the public corruption unit of the Manhattan federal attorney’s office seeks information about Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who claims she carried on a nearly yearlong affair with Mr. Trump shortly after the birth of his son in 2006. Ms. McDougal was paid $150,000 by American Media Inc., The Enquirer’s parent company, whose chief executive is a friend of Mr. Trump’s. (New York Times)
President Trump has since addressed Monday’s headline-generating raid at a press conference.
It was a photo-op meant to portray President Donald Trump at his most commanding: Flanked by senior military leaders, Trump was there to plot America’s response to a suspected chemical gas attack in Syria. Instead, his boiling display in the White House Cabinet Room on Monday evening only served to underscore the President’s most visible weakness: his ambient rage over Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The special counsel, Trump declared, was conducting a “total witch hunt.” The FBI raid carried out on his longtime fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office is “frankly, a real disgrace.” And the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia amounts to “an attack on our country in a true sense.” (CNN)