Convicted criminal Michael Cohen calls Trump a racist, con man, and cheat

Michael Cohen, 52, is President Trump’s former lawyer (2006 to May 2018), a former vice-president of the Trump Organization, and a former deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (2017-2018).

Hounded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Cohen pleaded guilty on August 21, 2018, to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and bank fraud. Cohen said he violated campaign finance laws at the direction of Trump and “for the principal purpose of influencing” the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen was disbarred. In December 2018, he was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. He is scheduled to report to prison on May 6, 2019.

Born in Long Island, Cohen is Jewish: His mother was a nurse; his father was a Holocaust survivor and a surgeon.

This is the statement that Cohen prepared for his testimony this morning before the House Oversight Committee. Seated next to him was his lawyer, Lanny Davis, Democrat party operative and Bill Clinton’s special counsel (1996-1998):

Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today.

I have asked this Committee to ensure that my family be protected from Presidential threats, and that the Committee be sensitive to the questions pertaining to ongoing investigations. Thank you for your help and for your understanding.

I am here under oath to correct the record, to answer the Committee’s questions truthfully, and to offer the American people what I know about President Trump.

I recognize that some of you may doubt and attack me on my credibility. It is for this reason that I have incorporated into this opening statement documents that are irrefutable, and demonstrate that the information you will hear is accurate and truthful.

Never in a million years did I imagine, when I accepted a job in 2007 to work for Donald Trump, that he would one day run for President, launch a campaign on a platform of hate and intolerance, and actually win. I regret the day I said “yes” to Mr. Trump. I regret all the help and support I gave him along the way.

I am ashamed of my own failings, and I publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York.

I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty – of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him.

I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience.

I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.

He is a racist.

He is a conman.

He is a cheat.

He was a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails.

I will explain each in a few moments.

I am providing the Committee today with several documents. These include:
A copy of a check Mr. Trump wrote from his personal bank account – after he became president – to reimburse me for the hush money payments I made to cover up his affair with an adult film star and prevent damage to his campaign;
Copies of financial statements for 2011 – 2013 that he gave to such institutions as Deutsche Bank;
A copy of an article with Mr. Trump’s handwriting on it that reported on the auction of a portrait of himself – he arranged for the bidder ahead of time and then reimbursed the bidder from the account of his non-profit charitable foundation, with the picture now hanging in one of his country clubs; and
Copies of letters I wrote at Mr. Trump’s direction that threatened his high school, colleges, and the College Board not to release his grades or SAT scores.

I hope my appearance here today, my guilty plea, and my work with law enforcement agencies are steps along a path of redemption that will restore faith in me and help this country understand our president better.

***

Before going further, I want to apologize to each of you and to Congress as a whole.

The last time I appeared before Congress, I came to protect Mr. Trump.

Today, I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.

I lied to Congress about when Mr. Trump stopped negotiating the Moscow Tower project in Russia. I stated that we stopped negotiating in January 2016. That was false – our negotiations continued for months later during the campaign.

Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That’s not how he operates.

In conversations we had during the campaign, at the same time I was actively negotiating in Russia for him, he would look me in the eye and tell me there’s no business in Russia and then go out and lie to the American people by saying the same thing. In his way, he was telling me to lie.

There were at least a half-dozen times between the Iowa Caucus in January 2016 and the end of June when he would ask me “How’s it going in Russia?” – referring to the Moscow Tower project.

You need to know that Mr. Trump’s personal lawyers reviewed and edited my statement to Congress about the timing of the Moscow Tower negotiations before I gave it.

To be clear: Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it. He lied about it because he never expected to win the election. He also lied about it because he stood to make hundreds of millions of dollars on the Moscow real estate project.

And so I lied about it, too – because Mr. Trump had made clear to me, through his personal statements to me that we both knew were false and through his lies to the country, that he wanted me to lie. And he made it clear to me because his personal attorneys reviewed my statement before I gave it to Congress.

****

Over the past two years, I have been smeared as “a rat” by the President of the United States. The truth is much different, and let me take a brief
moment to introduce myself.

My name is Michael Dean Cohen.

I am a blessed husband of 24 years and a father to an incredible daughter and son. When I married my wife, I promised her that I would love her, cherish her, and protect her. As my father said countless times throughout my childhood, “you my wife, and you my children, are the air that I breathe.”

To my Laura, my Sami, and my Jake, there is nothing I wouldn’t do to protect you.

I have always tried to live a life of loyalty, friendship, generosity, and compassion – qualities my parents ingrained in my siblings and me since childhood. My father survived the Holocaust thanks to the compassion and selfless acts of others. He was helped by many who put themselves in harm’s way to do what they knew was right.

That is why my first instinct has always been to help those in need. Mom and Dad … I am sorry that I let you down.

As many people that know me best would say, I am the person they would call at 3 a.m. if they needed help. I proudly remember being the emergency contact for many of my children’s friends when they were growing up because their parents knew that I would drop everything and care for them as if they were my own.

Yet, last fall I pled guilty in federal court to felonies for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in coordination with Individual #1.

For the record: Individual #1 is President Donald J. Trump.

It is painful to admit that I was motivated by ambition at times. It is even more painful to admit that many times I ignored my conscience and acted loyal to a man when I should not have. Sitting here today, it seems unbelievable that I was so mesmerized by Donald Trump that I was willing to do things for him that I knew were absolutely wrong.

For that reason, I have come here to apologize to my family, to the government, and to the American people.

***

Accordingly, let me now tell you about Mr. Trump.

I got to know him very well, working very closely with him for more than 10 years, as his Executive Vice President and Special Counsel and then personal attorney when he became President. When I first met Mr. Trump, he was a successful entrepreneur, a real estate giant, and an icon. Being around Mr. Trump was intoxicating. When you were in his presence, you felt like you were involved in something greater than yourself — that you were somehow changing the world.

I wound up touting the Trump narrative for over a decade. That was my job.

Always stay on message. Always defend. It monopolized my life. At first, I worked mostly on real estate developments and other business transactions. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Trump brought me into his personal life and private dealings. Over time, I saw his true character revealed.

Mr. Trump is an enigma. He is complicated, as am I. He has both good and bad, as do we all. But the bad far outweighs the good, and since taking office, he has become the worst version of himself. He is capable of behaving kindly, but he is not kind. He is capable of committing acts of generosity, but he is not generous. He is capable of being loyal, but he is fundamentally disloyal.

Donald Trump is a man who ran for office to make his brand great, not to make our country great. He had no desire or intention to lead this nation – only to market himself and to build his wealth and power. Mr. Trump would often say, this campaign was going to be the “greatest infomercial in political history.”

He never expected to win the primary. He never expected to win the general election. The campaign – for him – was always a marketing opportunity.

I knew early on in my work for Mr. Trump that he would direct me to lie to further his business interests. I am ashamed to say, that when it was for a real estate mogul in the private sector, I considered it trivial. As the President, I consider it significant and dangerous.

But in the mix, lying for Mr. Trump was normalized, and no one around him questioned it. In fairness, no one around him today questions it, either.

A lot of people have asked me about whether Mr. Trump knew about the release of the hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of time. The answer is yes.

As I earlier stated, Mr. Trump knew from Roger Stone in advance about the WikiLeaks drop of emails.

In July 2016, days before the Democratic convention, I was in Mr. Trump’s office when his secretary announced that Roger Stone was on the phone.

Mr. Trump put Mr. Stone on the speakerphone. Mr. Stone told Mr. Trump that he had just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange and that Mr. Assange told Mr. Stone that, within a couple of days, there would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Mr. Trump responded by stating to the effect of “wouldn’t that be great.”

Mr. Trump is a racist. The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries “shitholes.”

In private, he is even worse.

He once asked me if I could name a country run by a black person that wasn’t a “shithole.” This was when Barack Obama was President of the United States.

While we were once driving through a struggling neighborhood in Chicago, he commented that only black people could live that way.

And, he told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid.

And yet I continued to work for him.

Mr. Trump is a cheat.

As previously stated, I’m giving the Committee today three years of President Trump’s financial statements, from 2011-2013, which he gave to Deutsche Bank to inquire about a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills and to Forbes. These are Exhibits 1a, 1b, and 1c to my testimony.

It was my experience that Mr. Trump inflated his total assets when it served his purposes, such as trying to be listed among the wealthiest people in Forbes, and deflated his assets to reduce his real estate taxes.

I am sharing with you two newspaper articles, side by side, that are examples of Mr. Trump inflating and deflating his assets, as I said, to suit
his financial interests. These are Exhibit 2 to my testimony.

As I noted, I’m giving the Committee today an article he wrote on, and sent me, that reported on an auction of a portrait of Mr. Trump. This is Exhibit
3A to my testimony.

Mr. Trump directed me to find a straw bidder to purchase a portrait of him that was being auctioned at an Art Hamptons Event. The objective was to
ensure that his portrait, which was going to be auctioned last, would go for the highest price of any portrait that afternoon. The portrait was purchased
by the fake bidder for $60,000. Mr. Trump directed the Trump Foundation, which is supposed to be a charitable organization, to repay the fake bidder,
despite keeping the art for himself. Please see Exhibit 3B to my testimony.

And it should come as no surprise that one of my more common responsibilities was that Mr. Trump directed me to call business owners, many of whom were small businesses, that were owed money for their services and told them no payment or a reduced payment would be coming. When I advised Mr. Trump of my success, he actually reveled in it.

And yet, I continued to work for him.

Mr. Trump is a conman.

He asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair, and to lie to his wife about it, which I did. Lying to the First Lady is one of my
biggest regrets. She is a kind, good person. I respect her greatly – and she did not deserve that.

I am giving the Committee today a copy of the $130,000 wire transfer from me to Ms. Clifford’s attorney during the closing days of the presidential campaign that was demanded by Ms. Clifford to maintain her silence about her affair with Mr. Trump. This is Exhibit 4 to my testimony.

Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign. I did that, too – without bothering to consider whether that was improper, much less whether it was the right thing to do or how it would impact me, my family, or the public.

I am going to jail in part because of my decision to help Mr. Trump hide that payment from the American people before they voted a few days later.

As Exhibit 5 to my testimony shows, I am providing a copy of a $35,000 check that President Trump personally signed from his personal bank account on August 1, 2017 – when he was President of the United States – pursuant to the cover-up, which was the basis of my guilty plea, to reimburse me — the word used by Mr. Trump’s TV lawyer — for the illegal hush money I paid on his behalf. This $35,000 check was one of 11 check installments that was paid throughout the year – while he was President.

The President of the United States thus wrote a personal check for the payment of hush money as part of a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws. You can find the details of that scheme, directed by Mr. Trump, in the pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

So picture this scene – in February 2017, one month into his presidency, I’m visiting President Trump in the Oval Office for the first time. It’s truly awe-inspiring, he’s showing me around and pointing to different paintings, and he says to me something to the effect of … Don’t worry, Michael, your January and February reimbursement checks are coming. They were FedExed from New York and it takes a while for that to get through the White House system. As he promised, I received the first check for the reimbursement of $70,000 not long thereafter.

When I say conman, I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores.

As I mentioned, I’m giving the Committee today copies of a letter I sent at Mr. Trump’s direction threatening these schools with civil and criminal actions if Mr. Trump’s grades or SAT scores were ever disclosed without his permission. These are Exhibit 6.

The irony wasn’t lost on me at the time that Mr. Trump in 2011 had strongly criticized President Obama for not releasing his grades. As you can see in Exhibit 7, Mr. Trump declared “Let him show his records” after calling President Obama “a terrible student.”

The sad fact is that I never heard Mr. Trump say anything in private that led me to believe he loved our nation or wanted to make it better. In fact, he did the opposite.

When telling me in 2008 that he was cutting employees’ salaries in half – including mine – he showed me what he claimed was a $10 million IRS tax refund, and he said that he could not believe how stupid the government was for giving “someone like him” that much money back.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump said he did not consider Vietnam Veteran, and Prisoner of War, Senator John McCain to be “a hero” because he likes people who weren’t captured. At the same time, Mr. Trump tasked me to handle the negative press surrounding his medical deferment from the Vietnam draft.

Mr. Trump claimed it was because of a bone spur, but when I asked for medical records, he gave me none and said there was no surgery. He told me not to answer the specific questions by reporters but rather offer simply the fact that he received a medical deferment.

He finished the conversation with the following comment. “You think I’m stupid, I wasn’t going to Vietnam.”

I find it ironic, President Trump, that you are in Vietnam right now.

And yet, I continued to work for him.

Questions have been raised about whether I know of direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia. I do not. I want to be clear. But, I have my suspicions.

Sometime in the summer of 2017, I read all over the media that there had been a meeting in Trump Tower in June 2016 involving Don Jr. and others from the campaign with Russians, including a representative of the Russian government, and an email setting up the meeting with the subject line, “Dirt on Hillary Clinton.” Something clicked in my mind. I remember being in the room with Mr. Trump, probably in early June 2016, when something peculiar happened. Don Jr. came into the room and walked behind his father’s desk – which in itself was unusual. People didn’t just walk behind Mr. Trump’s desk to talk to him. I recalled Don Jr. leaning over to his father and speaking in a low voice, which I could clearly hear, and saying: “The meeting is all set.” I remember Mr. Trump saying, “Ok good…let me know.”

What struck me as I looked back and thought about that exchange between Don Jr. and his father was, first, that Mr. Trump had frequently told me and others that his son Don Jr. had the worst judgment of anyone in the world. And also, that Don Jr. would never set up any meeting of any significance alone – and certainly not without checking with his father.

I also knew that nothing went on in Trump world, especially the campaign, without Mr. Trump’s knowledge and approval. So, I concluded that Don Jr. was referring to that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting about dirt on Hillary with the Russian representative when he walked behind his dad’s desk that day — and that Mr. Trump knew that was the meeting Don Jr. was talking about when he said, “That’s good … let me know.”

***

Over the past year or so, I have done some real soul searching. I see now that my ambition and the intoxication of Trump power had much to do with the bad decisions I made.

To you, Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, the other members of this Committee, and the other members of the House and Senate, I am sorry for my lies and for lying to Congress.

To our nation, I am sorry for actively working to hide from you the truth about Mr. Trump when you needed it most.

For those who question my motives for being here today, I understand. I have lied, but I am not a liar. I have done bad things, but I am not a bad man. I have fixed things, but I am no longer your “fixer,” Mr. Trump.

I am going to prison and have shattered the safety and security that I tried so hard to provide for my family. My testimony certainly does not diminish the pain I caused my family and friends – nothing can do that. And I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from President Trump.

And, by coming today, I have caused my family to be the target of personal, scurrilous attacks by the President and his lawyer – trying to intimidate me from appearing before this panel. Mr. Trump called me a “rat” for choosing to tell the truth – much like a mobster would do when one of his men decides to cooperate with the government.

As Exhibit 8 shows, I have provided the Committee with copies of Tweets that Mr. Trump posted, attacking me and my family – only someone burying his head in the sand would not recognize them for what they are: encouragement to someone to do harm to me and my family.

I never imagined that he would engage in vicious, false attacks on my family – and unleash his TV-lawyer to do the same. I hope this committee and all members of Congress on both sides of the aisle will make it clear:

As a nation, we should not tolerate attempts to intimidate witnesses before Congress and attacks on family are out of bounds and not acceptable.

I wish to especially thank Speaker Pelosi for her statements in Exhibit 9 to protect this institution and me, and the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Adam Schiff and Chairman Cummings for likewise defending this institution and my family against the attacks by Mr. Trump, and also the many Republicans who have admonished the President as well.

I am not a perfect man. I have done things I am not proud of, and I will live with the consequences of my actions for the rest of my life.

But today, I get to decide the example I set for my children and how I attempt to change how history will remember me. I may not be able to change the past, but I can do right by the American people here today.

Thank you for your attention. I am happy to answer the Committee’s questions.

Source: New York Post

Cohen has admitted to preparing and coordinating his congressional testimony with:

  • The Democratic National Committee (DNC)
  • Democratic Party leadership
  • House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • “Various individuals” in the Democratic Party

H/t DCG

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Kelleigh Nelson
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Kelleigh Nelson

He caved to Mueller, bottom line. These lies are promoted by the Democratic owned press, and I’ve lost a black friend of 45 years over the fact that I support Trump. My friend listens only to MSM and thus believes everything they say. How sad! I never mentioned any president to my friend, we were about our families and being friends to each other. Now she felt that because I supported Trump, I must also be a racist. After 45 years of a great friendship and my giving so much to this gal, I’m just destroyed over these lies about… Read more »

Lana
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Lana

I’m really sorry to hear of this loss with your friend Kelleigh. It has to be very troubling and sad for you, but it does not surprise me at all. In most instances people do not care about the truth- about really having an open mind, and wanting truth above all else. They believe what they want to believe, and we are witnessing this so much more on the left. I think those that vote left do not vote out of any logic or facts, but out of feelings , and we all know how irrational feelings can be. I… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Lana . . . I know it is extremely hurtful to realize that people hat we care for and care about fall for such trash as what is currently put out by our lamestream news. Thank goodness, those of us who remain faithful to the promises of this land, and its Constitution will have the grateful hearts of those who realize our sacrifices. God Bless you, I so much love your comments!

Lana
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Lana

Thank you so much Auntie. There are so many ways to look at these things we have happen with friends. It is a rare thing indeed when people have great friends who will go through thick and thin with them. I have had maybe 4 close friendships in my life, and they have all vanished for various reasons over the years. I have learned to become more detached about it all. The key is acceptance. In Kelleighs case I can see how it would be extremely hurtful because in essence her black friend has confirmed for her that she never… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Kelleigh . . . . Truly my heart goes out to you. It is a sorrowful thing when our friends get mired in the lies and deceit that those who wish to switch this county to a Communist strong hold. I have this same problem with nieces and nephews who are products of the Communist government schools, and universities. I have come to the conclusion that although we have a moral duty to stand for truth at all times, and in all circumstances . . . even if it means the loss of association with ones that we love. If… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Kelleigh, no rationale here, I am sure after 45 years the loss is heartfelt, set yourself free, if it doesn’t come back it never was, it’s time to move on.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Sorry for your loss. I also lost friends/teaching colleagues of over 30 years when Trump was elected. I never dared tell them that I voted for him for fear of being publicly “whipped” by my “good friends of 30 years.” But, they figured it out through my silence in the face of their biting, vulgar comments about Trump in public, and their tacit support of outright violence against Republicans/Trump supporters. They broke off all relationship with me…and ONE of them was a distant relative. We shared an almost magical/impossible connection across the continent and 150 years to find that we… Read more »

DCG
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Wonder how many DNC operatives had their input on that “statement.”

More Kabuki theatre…

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

I expect we can presume the “mueller report” to be as revealing and as much a joke.

cairosyrup
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cairosyrup

My guess is that Mueller has Cohen’s scrotum in a vise or his family’s health and well being rides on his testimony.

Lana
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Lana

What a POS. I know Trump is no saint, but what a selfish coward Cohen is. He doesn’t care if he destroys the country if it saves his butt from prison. Kiss ass to the Liberals and the deep state,cry uncle and all will be well for him.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yeah, most of those on the committee are lawyers and know that nothing he could say about his former client could be used in a court of law. So, they are simply using it as a platform to defame and malign him. If the others had any morals or gumption they would make a public statement and/or walk out. None of this has anything to do with law. They are slandering him in public without any way to combat it and the propagandists on TV will be talking about it for weeks. He should sue the lot of them.

Lana
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Lana

Yes even though they probably can’t use any of this to impeach Trump , it still is very bad for the country as it gives the hyenas in the media and the Democratic whores fodder to blab on about ad infinitum pandering to all the crazies who constitute their base.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Portrait of a weasel. Look at him. He’s saving his own scrawny ass. Imagine, every lawyer knows this is anathema. He’s such a weasel.

DCG
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Called it:

“Cohen ADMITS to preparing & coordinating his congressional testimony with:

– The DNC
– Democratic Party leadership
– Chairman Cummings
– Chairman Adam Schiff
– “Various individuals” in the Democratic party”

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1100803112066011136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1100803112066011136&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F02%2F27%2Fshocker-michael-cohen-tells-oversight-committee-which-dems-he-and-lanny-davis-talked-to-in-preparation%2F

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I’m having a hard time articulating my utter disgust for this one. First, using Trump’s former sleaze ball lawyer by threatening him with prison to slander him is as disreputable as it gets, but to have him willingly violate his oath and invent lies against his former client is worse. Now, as you point out, he did this in coordination with the DNC and in so doing, has turned this from ostensibly being a hearing to being a political theater. So they will have nonstop Trump bashing for as long as they wish to push this. This is a political… Read more »

Lana
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Lana

Unbelievable. Not unbelievable that he would do such a thing, but unbelievable that there could be anyone that low….I mean LOW. What does that slime get out of this for his betrayal? A year less from Muller?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

But it’s okay when Democrats do it or something…

greenworxx
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greenworxx

In three years or less, depending on “good behavior”, we’ll see the published book he wrote while in prison.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Ah that Trump (spit!). Corrupting a nice Jewish boy. He was a simple yeshiva boy before he fell under the influence of the evil Trump (spit!).

How can they sit there with a straight face? I’d have to declare a methane attack and leave. What is the relationship between ethics and having this committee conspire to malign Trump and use their authority to do this? This is not the purpose of this committee. Aren’t any of them going to mention that?

They need to jail the entire circus.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I personally find it rather disingenuous when Cohen brought up the fact that Trump reimburses payment to that whore he had an affair with . . . . How many of you remember of learning that our Congress maintained a “slush fund” for paying off disgruntled women who objected to the sexual advances of various Congressional Representatives and Senators, or were paid to shut their mouths in order that these dalliances not become public knowledge–thus jeopardizing the careers of the politicians. The only problem was “THE SLUSH FUND WAS FUNDED BY YOU AND I THRU THE TAXES WE PAID.” At… Read more »

Lana
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Lana

You said it Auntie. I was thinking about that very thing earlier today. All those jackals in Congress parading around as if they have such high morals. The whole is a circus. I don’t know if you ever watched I Claudius on Masterpiece Theater many years ago, but for those who missed it, it was about the fall of the Roman Empire as told by the emperor Claudius. The focus was on all the phoniness, back stabbing, maneuvering, corruption, lasciviousness, and in general vile behavior of all the royals and those around them jockeying for power. I can’t help but… Read more »

Goldbug
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Goldbug

After the hearing, Cohen said to the press, “thank you for allowing me to air MY truth.” Yep, he has his personal version of truth. Most of his testimony was “hearsay,” (no proof, witness or documents) or he said, “I knew what he (Trump) meant or was thinking.” Psychic or psychopath?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

What was the stated purpose of this hearing? What is the connection between this Star Chamber event and the stated purpose of this committee? While some of the Republicans conducted themselves appropriately I did not see anyone question the basics of this circus show. What will they offer next? Will they get the guy who cleans Trump’s apartment to say he saw him having an orgy with a group of dwarves or something? There is no accountability for these actions. They are based on hatred. What they are saying is that everyone will hate their target or they will take… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

“I lied but I’m not a liar”. Cohen doesn’t even believe himself! What a circus! FIASCO.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The Trump-didn’t-“directly”-tell-me-to-lie-but-he-wanted-me-to bit from Cohen was a gas, too.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Just to try a final time, can anyone explain to me just what the purpose was of this? This is the “House Oversight Committee”. Nothing Cohen said can be used against Trump legally, so what was their stated purpose? Was it simply to embarrass Trump? If that’s it, how is it that Mueller and his minions can use this as a platform for slander? If they believe they have actionable information about Trump then they should take it to a grand jury. Instead, they get this known liar to spew slanderous allegations and suppositions against Trump and get it televised.… Read more »

Highsider
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Highsider

How does that go now……Hurray, hurray, the sixth of May, shower room sex life starts today.

silhouette
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silhouette

Mr. Cohen, I strongly recommend you be very careful about bearing false witness.

TPR
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TPR

Did Cohen have an illuminated halo hovering above his head? One would think so from his “saintly” depiction of himself. Did he also beat his breast with his fist during all of his many mea culpas? One could get that impression from his Test-I-Mon[e]y! On the surface it all sounds pretty bad re Trump. But for anyone with the inclination, @mitchellvii slashed through just about every point made by Cohen via Mitchell’s many tweets yesterday/Wed. 2/27/19. Timing: The Dems set up these Cohen hearings this week to detract from Potus’ Vietnam trip & meeting w/NK’s Little Kim. For all those… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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The post mentions the main point that Cohen caved to Mueller, and Black Conservative Patriot on You Tube offered this opinion: Cohen gave this testimony as an offering, of sorts, to avoid being killed by the deep state. I am no friend of Mickey Rat Cohen, but I think BCP has a point here. To wit: Candace Owens dropped her own bomb on Twitter, stating that Cohen approached her and asked her to lie about Trump (perhaps to appease Mueller, I would imagine.) I also understand, from listening to Alex Jones and Roger Stone (before the gag order) that Dr.… Read more »

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

Missed by many in the Kosher Bread & Circus theater sponsored by the Bolshevik/DemocRats, was that there was no “Russian Collusion & election meddling”. The Russian collusion psych-op is over, and Whitey Bulger & Steve Flemmi pal Booby Mueller has zero and his report is going to have nothing.
As Rush Limbaugh said, if Michael Cohen is all they got, they have nothing.

This was also coordinated to suppress Trump’s ending the Korean War, which is going to happen.

Dan
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Dan

Stepping back, the story here is radical leftist Elijah Cummings’s being chairman of the House oversight committee in the first place—let that sink in—, and Republicans on the committee respectfully referring to him as Mr Chairman. Key Wiki has more than enough on his communist connections. Cummings’s long time handler has been Dem fixer and puppetmaster Robert Creamer, who not incidentally is married to another commie in Congress, Jan Schakowski. Cummings has been associated with straightforward celebrations of a communist takeover of the US, incl one demonically named Leading With Love, which says it all considering the real agenda of… Read more »

greenworxx
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greenworxx

Elijah Cummings broke the committee rules for this hearing. The Republicans were supposed to have had their written copies of the proceedings 24 hours prior. They got them one hour before the hearing started and had little time to formulate their questions for Cohen. I also read or heard that CNN had a “leaked” copy before the Republicans got theirs. There should be serious consequences for Cummings and all demonrats who participated in this charade , but who will act on it?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

That’s what I read too. Just like Roger Stones “spectacle”. CNN gets the insider track.

The Republicans should have pitched a fit, got up and walked out. They should have moved that the meeting be adjourned.

I still do not understand what this committee has to do with this subject. This was purely a sideshow designed to provide a platform for the liar to spew slanderous accusations. It is truly disturbing how far we’ve fallen.

Watertender
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Watertender

What a shitbag. I have nothing but scorn for Cohen…

Pat
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Pat

The pot calling the kettle Black.