That sound you hear is the sound of Democrats gleefully rubbing their hands together in anticipation of Michael Cohen’s testimony today. If you look at media reports, he’s all set to tell us how evil President Trump is. What’s missing, or at least buried deeply, in those reports is the fact Cohen is a self-admitted liar. Not that it matters to the Dems as long as he casts doubt on the President.
The Wall Street Journal is practically falling over itself to report on everything Cohen is going to say.
Mr. Cohen is also set to detail several other allegations, including that Mr. Trump had advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to release Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign—emails that American intelligence agencies have said were stolen by Russian hackers and given to the website.”
And? So what?
I’m sorry, but what was he supposed to do? Julian Assange wasn’t within US jurisdictional bounds. Was he supposed to say, “shame on you, stop that!”?
The WSJ also makes a big deal out of the fact Cohen is supposedly going to give “his most detailed account ” of the hush money paid to women who claimed they’d had sexual encounters with Mr. Trump. Again, who cares? First, Trump wasn’t yet president. Second, such payments have been happening for years. Third, how many members of Congress have made such payments in the past and still hold their congressional seats? Fourth, how many other members of Congress knew about those payments and kept their mouths shut? I could go on but you get the picture. This is all about doing whatever it takes to take down Trump, no matter what the cost to the nation.
“He asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair, and lie to his wife about it,” Mr. Cohen will say, referring to Stephanie Clifford, whom he paid $130,000 in the weeks before the 2016 election. He will also say Mr. Trump directed him to use his personal funds “to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign.”
If they are so bent out of shape over this, why aren’t they condemning the actions of JFK and LBJ and other Democratic presidents who engaged in extramarital affairs while in office? Oh, wait, I know the answer. It’s that damned double-standard they keep hoping we won’t notice.
Cohen looks forward to being able to let the American people hear his voice and hear his side of the story. He will let them decide who’s telling the truth.
Hmm, who do you think? A man facing prison, a self-admitted liar who has already lied to Congress at least once looks forward to telling us another story. Why does the term snake oil salesman come to mind?
Yesterday, Cohen met behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) commented later, “I’d say the tone was serious.” Now, there’s no further explanation for what the senator meant. Could it be the WSJ didn’t like why he said the tone was more serious or did they not ask a follow-up question? We don’t know, at least not from the Journal’s coverage, because that’s where the reference to Blunt ends.
Now, Cohen plans to air the president’s dirty laundry during three days of congressional hearings—a final act of allocution before he reports to prison in May. According to people familiar with his preparation, Cohen’s testimony will include allegations of racism, lies, infidelity, and criminal misconduct while in office. Cohen has been preparing for this very public moment every day for the last several weeks, according to people familiar with the situation, as he tries to square his wrongdoings in the face of great skepticism.”
And oh how the Dems are dancing gleefully at the prospect of not only hearing what that “dirty laundry” is but making sure they put their spin on it for the American public. Funny, isn’t it, how they forget Cohen is willing to toss to the side his oaths as an attorney and throw privilege to the wind? Can you imagine how they’d howl if this was one of Obama’s confidantes coming forward to testify against him? I can. They’d be pointing out Cohen in a liar and can’t be trusted with anything. But, since its Trump and not Obama, I’m surprised they aren’t planning a ticker tape parade for him upon the completion of his testimony.
Oh, but it gets better. According to reports, Cohen is going to testify that Trump is a “con man”. He fudged on his tax reports. In short, he acted like how many others in business and politics?
Cohen’s final stand in D.C.—the specter of a convicted felon making potentially sordid allegations against a sitting president on live television—is likely to be spectacular political theater, perfectly construed for our reality-TV, post-reality times.” (Vanity Fair)
Political theater of political farce? Probably both and the real victims are our country and every one of us living here. My question to Pelosi and company is simple: how many of their ilk would be able to stand up to the sort of harassment and scrutiny they’ve put Trump under? How many would walk out on the other side without blemishes on their public records? Not many, if any.
And why? All because the Democrats can’t believe the American public wasn’t gullible enough to elect Hillary Clinton president. Talk about sore losers. Now they are the bullies on the Hill, doing all they can to make sure the interloper has little to no chance for re-election. They don’t care what their actions do to the rest of the country. The only thing that matters is their own agenda.
So, America, watch Cohen’s testimony today. But also watch how he’s handled by both sides of the aisle. Then make your own decision. Just don’t be swayed by all the smoke and mirrors by the liberals who are intent on doing everything possible to not only take down President Trump but to also erode even further the foundations of our country.