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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:24 PM

Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

(CNN)President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the House Oversight Committee, the first major move by House Democrats to haul in a member of Trump's team connected to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a schedule published by the committee.

Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before the panel on February 7, according to a statement from Cohen.

Cohen is coming to Capitol Hill after he pleaded guilty and was sentenced in December to three years in prison on multiple charges, including two campaign finance crimes tied to illicit payments made to silence women during the presidential campaign — crimes that prosecutors say Trump directed Cohen to commit.

Cohen cooperated with Mueller's investigation after his August guilty plea, and his congressional testimony could thrust some of those still-private details he provided into the public sphere. Mueller's team in court filings wrote that Cohen provided "useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/10/politics/michael-cohen-testify-congress/index.html

Thank you, Speaker Pelosi!

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Reply Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress (Original post)
New Deal Democrat Jan 2019 OP
bruiserboy Jan 2019 #1
Grumpy Pickle Jan 2019 #2
batcat Jan 2019 #3
Dumper Jan 2019 #4
New Deal Democrat Jan 2019 #5
JaimeBondoJr Jan 2019 #6
New Deal Democrat Jan 2019 #14
JaimeBondoJr Jan 2019 #15
foia Jan 2019 #7
sobek Jan 2019 #8
Phlegm Monger Jan 2019 #9
sobek Jan 2019 #11
Phlegm Monger Jan 2019 #13
Charlie Mike Jan 2019 #10
DavesNotHere Jan 2019 #12

Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:37 PM

1. Michael Cohen

The known liar

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:37 PM

2. Cohen is a pathological liar.

He has no cred.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:04 PM

3. The liberal media will say that he is the most honest person since George Washington ...

as long as he says damning things about Trump. They will tell you that his testimony is the gospel truth,

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:10 PM

4. I see a conspiracy by the Fed. prosecutors. Normally people to be jailed often get time

to get their affairs in order before turning themselves in. Here they granted Cohen MONTHS so that he could be trotted out by Democrat legislators to trash Trump at Cong. Hearings. That's way beyond prosecutorial discretion.

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Response to Dumper (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:38 PM

5. Sentencing is done by the judge, not by the prosecution.

On December 12, Federal judge William H. Pauley III ordered Cohen to start serving his 3 year sentence by March 6.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:13 AM

6. Once a liar, always a liar.

Don't believe anything he says.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

14. Trump always tells the truth, believe me.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:49 PM

15. Who said that? Did I say that? I didn't say that. Who said that?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:15 AM

7. Maybe they'll subpoena Bill Cosby too

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:02 AM

8. Trump is on tape telling him not to do anything illegal.

What a desperation Hail Mary by Mueller and the "get Trump," team!

It's getting late in the 4th quarter and besides a disputed field goal, (instant replay shows Manafort was innocent), Mueller is being shut out by Trump's Steel Curtain.

Another media fake news farce, another hit job, another lying, stealing, snitching weasel quivering like a ruptured duck for the cameras. Cohen, Cohen.

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Response to sobek (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:33 AM

9. Link that up.

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Response to Phlegm Monger (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:38 PM

11. You'll see that I'm right.

The Cohen tapes aren't legal court evidence anyhow. They won't see the light of day ever for that reason.

Initially, the first tape has Trump telling Cohen not to break the law. This was leaked to CBS and ran in a continuous loop all night long.

Now they got this dickbag Cohen going before a do-nothing committee with a nothingburger. All he had to do was pay off a couple hookers.

Cohen: Should I write a check?

Trump: I don't care. Do whatever is LEGAL.

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Response to sobek (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:15 PM

13. That tape never had Trump saying that. Quit floating that lie, please.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:27 PM

10. No doubt this will lead to him publicly repudiating the Steele dossier.

Then what?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:52 PM

12. If Cohen had come before a republican congress, Dems would be screaming

That republicans were interfering with Mueller’s ongoing investigation.

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