By Jon Dougherty
Michael Cohen, a convicted liar and former personal lawyer for POTUS Donald Trump, is set to appear in open testimony before Congress on Wednesday after a closed-door session yesterday in which no explosive bombshells were leaked — meaning there weren’t any.
But even before Cohen speaks one syllable of his prepared testimony in which he will claim the president is “a racist,” a liar, a cheat, and generally an awful person, critics are pointing out what should be obvious to any fair-minded person: Cohen’s testimony is nothing more than a political stunt staged by majority Democrats.
How do we know this? Because if Cohen, who reports to prison in less than two months, really had so much damaging evidence against the president, special counsel Robert Mueller would have it as well — and he wouldn’t be letting Cohen spill the beans in public.
In any event Cohen, who’s just been disbarred by the State of New York, by the way, can’t be believed because there is nothing credible about him or any ‘new evidence’ he’s just stumbled across that he’s going to offer.
As many have pointed out.
White House statement regarding Micheal Cohen’s testimony to Congress this week: pic.twitter.com/i1QfSPkO2p
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) February 26, 2019
Despite Cohen’s clearly questionable honesty, Congress will entertain his “recently discovered evidence.”
Axios writes, “Cohen is set to accuse Trump of criminal misconduct linked to reimbursements Cohen received in 2017 for hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels regarding her alleged affair with Trump toward the end of the 2016 campaign, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The source said Cohen will describe ‘in granular detail’ the scheme to pay off Daniels, which Cohen is set to say was orchestrated by Trump.”
Cohen’s attempted smear is clearly a final attempt to place the blame on Trump as the lawyer’s career implodes.
As GOP Chairwoman Rona McDaniel notes, “Michael Cohen’s hearing is the last ditch effort to save face & cast blame on everyone but himself for his crimes.”
Michael Cohen's hearing is a last ditch effort to save face & cast blame on everyone but himself for his crimes.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 26, 2019
Judicial Watch chief Tom Fitton has even suggested that Cohen’s testimony might be illegal.
As @RealDonaldTrump's former lawyer, Mr. Cohen can't ethically testify to Congress about his interactions with Mr. Trump. Mr. Cohen knows this, Congress knows this, and Mueller special counsel knows this. These hearings are more lawless abuse targeting President Trump. Shameful.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 26, 2019
For years, Michael Cohen praised @realDonaldTrump’s honesty and integrity.
It was only after Cohen was caught for tax evasion and other personal financial misdeeds, he began lying about President Trump in an effort to save face. pic.twitter.com/AQnxxk7yBF
— GOP (@GOP) February 26, 2019
Can’t make it up: tomorrow Oversight Committee Democrats plan to bring in their first star witness of this Congress, Michael Cohen.
Michael Cohen is going to prison in 2 months, for crimes including… lying to Congress.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) February 26, 2019
NEW: Michael Cohen to claim he "stumbled across" evidence against Trump in the last 48 hours about Stormy Daniels payments https://t.co/0W1r2dHuQ3
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 26, 2019
Michael Cohen's "testimony" is a Lanny Davis/Adam Schiff production.
Does anyone think that if Cohen had anything material that #Mueller would let him spill it all to Congress?
It simply doesn't work like that.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 26, 2019
If Cohen presents any information during these hearings that he did not present to Mueller under oath, he is guilty of perjury. That means Cohen will present nothing ILLEGAL here, just a bunch of hearsay and opinion garbage.
In other words, useless.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) February 26, 2019
Michael Cohen, who is going to prison for lying to Congress, will testify in Congress this week.
— America's Voice News (@AVoiceNews) February 26, 2019
If you have chosen to skip this clown show, you’re not going to be alone. Meanwhile, POTUS Trump is busy doing what no president before him has managed to do: He’s making the Korean peninsula safe again.
- Follow Jon Dougherty on Twitter at @JonDougherty10
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