Michael Cohen Begins Three Days of Anti-Trump Testimony on Capitol Hill
His parting shot. GOP response: Have Fun In Prison!
President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen began his three days of testimony on Capital Hill today with an appearance in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
According to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Cohen apologized for lying to them in 2017 and she thought he came across as credible.
From The Daily Mail:
‘He appeared credible to me today, and he apologized, he said he was going away, you know, he understands, and I think he made efforts to be absolutely truthful,’ she said.
Cohen’s credibility has been questioned given his admission he lied to lawmakers when he appeared before the House and Senate intelligence committees in 2017.
Feinstein declined to offer specific details on what Cohen, who was known as Trump’s fixer, discussed with committee members.
‘The part I was in, which is about two hours, umm, he answered questions, he was really – it’s classified, so I can’t tell you much. I think that most of us know that this is very complicated picture,’ she said.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) told reporters that Cohen spent “quite a bit of time explaining what he had told us before that wasn’t truthful.” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) described Cohen as “a very different guy” from his last testimony with them.
None of the senators could tell the media what they spoke about with him.
On Wednesday, he will speak with the House Oversight Committee:
In next Wednesday’s House Oversight hearing, Mr. Cohen is expected to be asked about the hush-money payments he arranged to women during the 2016 campaign who had alleged sexual encounters with President Trump. He has told prosecutors Mr. Trump directed him to arrange the payments. Mr. Cohen will also be asked about the president’s compliance with tax laws, his “potential and actual conflicts of interest,” his business practices and “the accuracy of the President’s public statements,” among other matters, according to a memo released Wednesday by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), the House Oversight chairman.
Cohen is headed to jail on May 6 after he “pleaded guilty in Manhattan in August to eight federal crimes including campaign-finance violations for arranging the payments to two women during the 2016 campaign.” Last November, he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress.
Reports came out earlier today that New York disbarred Cohen. The Washington Examiner reported that a person “at the office that handles attorney discipline complaints in Manhattan” said “the appellate division informs us he has not yet been disbarred.”
However, it looks like it will eventually happen:
The initial confusion over Cohen’s disbarment may be explained by the fact that it’s about to happen.
A legal document published by Courthouse News later on Tuesday declares Cohen disbarred, but bears a date of Feb. 28, 2019 — two days in the future. The document indicated a five-attorney panel found Cohen cannot practice law after his guilty plea.
The GOP responded to Cohen’s circus on the Hill with this video:
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This is just a sneak-peak at his Mueller testimony. And this will only bring about more grand-standing when the selective (and very one-sided) leaks begin.
If he had anything to say at all he already said it to Mueller. He would be the biggest fool to give the crocodile another bite at his glutes.
Trump is trying to end the Korean War, and this is what the Dems are doing. They look really petty.
Can you imagine the levels of god like worship the media would spontaneously be breaking out in if this was the man child Obama about to end the Korean war (mind you…I guess the follow up question would be how would we tell the difference from their normal level of god like adoration of the man who invented sliced bread).
“Can it be more obvious that Cohen in an FBI asset? So a shady billionaire making money off govt. loans wants to sell part ownership to Qatar. So Cohen somehow mysteriously finds out about the deal, shows up at the billionaire’s yacht & says he’s friends w/ Qatar lets make a deal!”
Interesting read from someone who has far more time on his hands than I do
We are at the disgusting impasse where a convicted liar is testifying about an UNconvicted KNOWN liar who employed the convicted liar for years.
And many here cannot abide any word against the known liar.
Are we talking about Trump or everyone in Congress?
Unless your purpose is deflection, the intent is clear.
Can’t you deal with it?
Perhaps you’ll have the integrity to name all the members of Congress who employed Cohen?
We know who did in the Executive. And we know he’s a liar.
What crybabies are you talking about? I’ll give this man’s testimony a fair hearing, whether or not the man deserves it. Whatever our agreements or disagreements about other topics, you can take your aspersions of cowardice and throw them in the nearest garbage bin, where they belong.
“What crybabies are you talking about?”
They will self-identify.
“…you can take your aspersions of cowardice and throw them in the nearest garbage bin…”
Since I made none, you are indulging in fantasies. You can stick them.
“They will self-identify”
Actually, he already did…going on 2 years ago.
We can abide the truth, not a political circus, and that’s exactly what we will abide. Can’t say the same for you, though.
The Historic Results of President Donald J. Trump’s First Two Years in Office:
Save up your car fare to get to the polls in 2020 to vote for hillary clinton again.
I never voted for Hellary, you lying POS. You know that, but it doesn’t matter to you.
Poor Rags-Rump, constantly giving in to self loathing, TDS and LPS. His anger, name calling, irrational positions, are all symptoms of his lack of self worth.
Telling the truth is not “self loathing”, you poor stupid liar.
“I never voted for Hellary,…”
I don’t know who you voted for, but you spent a lot of time and energy trying to get her elected.
You are a Harry Reid level liar, and you know it, like it, and chose it every day.
There’s not a nickels worth of difference between you and Harry Reid. And you both worked to elect Hillary.
Jill Stein, perhaps?
“a convicted liar is testifying about an UNconvicted KNOWN liar”
Huh, didn’t know Cohen knew you well enough to testify about your character.
Don’t you just love it when a prog calls everyone else a liar while misquoting someone, then using the misquote to call them a racist?
Rags-Rump, an unconvicted liar, constantly lying about Trump. Envy can be a very corrosive force. Trump being smarter, having far more money and being the top dog is more than Rags-Rump can stand.
I’ve never lied about T-rump. You lie constantly.
“I’ve lied about T-rump constantly.”
Using the “Ragspierre” standards.
‘The part I was in, which is about two hours, umm, he answered questions, he was really – it’s classified, so I can’t tell you much.
Routine D’rat dissembling. When a D’rat wants to sell or leak classified material, he e-mails it to an unsecured server, where all & sundry can read it, and precedent has established that there will be no legal consequences.
DiFi can’t tell us much because they didn’t hear anything even slightly damaging to DJT, aand that’s all they’re really after.
Is this the same Feinstein who judged the credibility of an employee who was a spy ?
Sorry about the down vote. This is the same Feinstein whose protege murdered Harvey Milk. It was the gun’s fault.
Cohen is lucky he only got a three sentence. Why would he risk getting caught lying to Congress again? This guy is so used to lying and so good at it that I doubt he can control himself. Ask a clever question and he just might lie again AND get caught. “Thirty years! Coolah!”
Correction…. three YEAR sentence.
Can I make a request that Ilhan Omar ask some questions? Comedy gold.
yawwnnn…thanks for the sleep aid….zzzzzzz
Maybe someone can clear up how exactly using your own money for NDA is a criminal offence?
Or does this have more to with the fact Muller, after 2 years of God like powers, has exactly nothing on Russia and Trump?
I’m concerned about my high level of schadenfreude watching the leftists implode right now. This week, as Pres Trump is involved with one of the most historic acts in my lifetime, the Dems are throwing peanuts at him from the peanut gallery and clap along like seals at AOC’s grand plan written in crayon, infanticide, scoff at human and drug trafficking and now the BIG, BIG “bombshell” that Trump had a shady lawyer pay off his prostitute.
The left is a freak show.
Cohen is liable to get his skull cracked once in the joint. As Richard Pryor said – he will have to give up the ring baby.