The media and the Democrats are orchestrating yet another anti-Trump spectacle in the run-up to impeachment proceedings. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who is about to start a three-year prison sentence for lying to Congress, has begun a Capitol Hill spectacle in collusion with Democrat leadership.
News flash: It’s all lies. If your star witness has a proven track record of lying, maybe you should consider that your case against the president is just a little bit on the weak side, no? Here’s a look at some of the reasons why no sane person should believe anything coming out of Michael Cohen’s mouth.
First, Cohen or his attorney Lanny Davis (Hillary Clinton’s former attorney) leaked evidentiary documents to CNN before he turned them over to the House Oversight Committee. Witnesses who do something like that are not acting in good faith. They’re shaping a narrative. The fact that Cohen or his attorney chose the fakest of the Fake News networks to leak documents to, tells you everything you need to know about that.
Second, this has never happened before in the entire history of the United States Congress. In the 230 years that the US Congress has existed, it has never before called a witness to testify after that witness has been criminally convicted of lying to Congress. Cohen has no credibility whatsoever as a witness because he’s about to go to prison for making materially false statements to Congress.
Third, because Cohen has lied to Congress previously, the legal concept of Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus applies (“false in one thing, false in everything”). Juries have been instructed in western civilization in the Common Law since at least the 1600s that if a witness lies about one thing in their testimony, the jury can disregard all of their testimony as false. Democrats hate the president so much that they are willing to throw out centuries of the rule of the law just to “Get Trump.”
Fourth, Cohen was caught multiple times lying to Congress in his testimony AGAIN. Even Fake News CNN was forced to admit that Cohen just lied to Congress. He told the Oversight Committee that he was not seeking a job in the White House immediately after the 2016 election. But Cohen had told multiple reporters at his favorite news station that he had fought for a job in the White House Counsel’s office (which he was refused).
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) had Cohen pegged perfectly when he asked him, “You were upset because you didn’t get invited to the dance, weren’t you?”
Fifth, Cohen made a materially false statement to the House Oversight Committee on the paperwork that he submitted before the hearing. On a box that asks a witness whether or not they have any foreign contracts to disclose, Michael Cohen marked “N/A.” Congressman Mark Meadows was shaking with rage as he called Cohen out on this. Cohen has contracts with multiple foreign companies. He tried to backpedal by claiming they were not foreign government contracts – but that’s not what the witness form asks for. It asks for “Foreign Contracts.”
That means private or government. Cohen is an attorney (well, he was until he was disbarred the day before the hearing for LYING TO CONGRESS) and his attorney is an attorney, so they know the distinction between the public sector and the private sector. He lied on the form.
Sixth, the Democrats were willing to let Cohen “amend” the form that he lied on, so that he won’t face an additional criminal charge for lying to Congress about his foreign contracts. Because again, it’s all about getting Trump.
It’s absolutely shameful that Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called Cohen to testify, when he’s a proven, convicted liar. Congress has never sunk so low before. Then again, Elijah Cummings spent years as the minority leader of the same committee running cover for Eric Holder and the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious gun-running operation with the Mexican drug cartels, so we shouldn’t expect anything less from him.
The Cohen hearings are a staged stunt that’s even more embarrassing than the Jussie Smollett MAGA hoax. And the Democrats planned this with Hillary Clinton’s former attorney Lanny Davis, so that the Cohen hearings will coincide with President Trump’s historic peace talks with North Korea. They can’t allow the president to have yet another victory now that they’re in control of the House, so it’s on with the dog and pony show. “Let’s get Trump!”