Michael Cohen on Donald Trump: ‘He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat.’

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen arrives for his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee

It’s really true that in our current era of Trumpian politics, if you stop paying attention to the news for a few days, it feels like you’ve missed full-on weeks of political stories. I didn’t read about politics for about four days because of the Oscars, so now I’m playing catch-up. Yesterday, Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen gave testimony to Congress in closed-door session. Today, he gives public Congressional testimony. This week marks the first occasion when Cohen speaks out publicly about Trump on the record and under oath since Cohen pleaded guilty to an assortment of crimes (including perjury and campaign finance violations). In his public testimony, Cohen has a lot to say. Some highlights of his testimony, which will begin at 10 am today:

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, will provide documents to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that he says prove Trump committed “illicit” acts, according to prepared congressional testimony obtained by POLITICO.

The documents include one of 11 checks that Trump purportedly wrote after he became president to reimburse Cohen for a hush-money payment to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with Trump. Cohen says the money came from Trump’s personal bank account. He will also provide the committee with a copy of the $130,000 wire transfer to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, that ensured she would remain silent about the alleged affair during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen will tell lawmakers he is no longer interested in protecting the president, who repeatedly claimed he had no knowledge of the payments. “I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience,” Cohen will say. “I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.” Cohen adds: “He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat.”

Cohen will testify that Trump directed “a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws” regarding the payment to Daniels. He will say he has never asked for a pardon from Trump and would not accept one.

In his prepared remarks, Cohen will tell the committee that Trump knew that his longtime associate Roger Stone “was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails.”

Cohen, who is slated to report to prison to serve a three-year sentence beginning May 6, recounts some of Trump’s alleged private comments about African-Americans and calls him a racist.

“While we were once driving through a struggling neighborhood in Chicago, he commented that only black people could live that way,” Cohen will say. “And, he told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid.”

Cohen will also tell the committee that he will provide “copies of letters I wrote at Mr. Trump’s direction that threatened his high school, colleges, and the College Board not to release his grades or SAT scores.”

[From Politico]

You can see a copy of his full opening remarks here. After he makes this statement, he’ll be taking questions from the House Oversight Committee, which is Democrat-controlled, obviously. All the networks here in America are planning on special reports and live coverage throughout the day. It’s a bigger deal than I realized, quite honestly. There are already congressmen making noise about how Cohen’s testimony will be enough to start impeachment proceedings. Don’t hold your breath.

Meanwhile, a Republican congressmen, Matt Gaetz, decided to do some light witness tampering, which is still a felony. Gaetz tweeted this out, tagging Michael Cohen: “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…” Trump allies are so stupid.

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen arrives for his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee

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  1. Alexandria says:

    We need more white men saying these. As usual, non-whites and all colours of women have been saying the same in the past years to no avail.

    • CA Family Code says:

      That is my response. There is nothing new. I was hoping he’d have some real revelations. Everyone knows about this shiz

      • Good GRrrrrl says:

        Trump had also become a cult leader. Why can’t we have compassion for this man, he’s in deep extrication. I’m not being snarky, this is a dangerous hate cult.

    • BchyYogi says:

      @good grrrrr —-I agree, why isn’t anyone talking @the cult aspects? MAGA is a dangerous hate group, as irrational as CO$ or Jim Jones—EERILY similar w/ individuals acting against their own best interests, then facing intimidation tactics when they leave and “tell”.

  2. Sash says:

    This will unfortunately change nothing.

    • smcollins says:

      Unfortunately you are right

    • Beth says:

      I’m trying to not get my hopes up, because this will not change opinions of diehard Trumpsters, FUX News, and it’ll just be another day there will be proof how bad Trump is but he won’t be impeached

    • Esmom says:

      I tend to agree. We seem to live in an age where if you don’t like what someone says or if you’re, say, implicated in a crime you can dismiss them as a liar and move on.

    • Seraphina says:

      Correct. I am just appalled at how we as nation sit back and do nothing. Other countries would be protesting in the streets. What a sad example we are showing the future voters of this country.

      • Nancy says:

        It actually makes me want to cry. It is unprecedented to have a monster unmasked to no avail. Even Nixon had a soul and did some good for the country. It appears he is the Teflon Don. Matters not that he is a habitual liar, misogynist, racist…..oh everyone knows the list. He basically can do as he effing pleases and right now I can ensure you he has that smirk on his face as he shovels a burger into his tiny little mouth. Can you tell I didn’t breath during that rant. F him. Empty….

    • Megan says:

      It will embarrass the hell out of Trump and his devil spawn, so that’s something. And it opens the door to call witnesses from Trump Org under the guise of corroborating Cohen’s claims about the Stormy Daniels payments. Greg Steube, R FL17, opened the door for that by suggesting Cohen may be lying about the purpose of the $35,000 a month payments.

      Needless to say, I have been glued to the coverage. Despite their best efforts, Republicans have not been able to get the upper hand on Cohen. He is far more prepared than they are, and a lot smarter, too.

    • Lorelei says:

      Honestly, I’m at the point where I don’t want to read or hear another thing about any of this until 45 is being hauled off in handcuffs.

      • Snowflake says:

        I feel the same way. Wake me when it’s over. So many things i thought would end Trump and he’s still here! I have no faith anymore. He called himself a white nationalist and no one even blinked. Imagine if Obama had said he was a black Panther!

  3. Incredulous says:

    I have run to the shops and I have nibbles, food, drinks and booze and nothing to do but watch this today. God, I am so ready for this.

    • Earthbound Misfit says:

      You need to live in DC. The bars open early for this stuff! For once, being at Ground Zero of all this country’s shit actually pays off.

  4. Elkie says:

    I am stunned – STUNNED!!! – to discover that the guy who:

    Took white supremacist groups off the FBI’s terrorist watchlist, endorsed police violence against the black community, paid $25 million in compensation for the Trump University Scam, vowed to completely ignore the emoluments clause and shelled out $65k a minute to commit adultery amongst probably hundreds of other smiliar crimes… is a racist, conman and cheat.

    • lucy says:

      Love this! Thank you for posting!

    • noway says:

      But yet according to Trump’s tweets he’s done more for the black community than any president. He probably even means Lincoln. Yes he’s the black communities white savior, at least in his own eyes.

      This isn’t new though, but boy it’s interesting to watch. Cohen is such a New Yorker, he certainly can take a punch. By the end of this Rep. crazy butt Jordan will probably have a heart attack. The danger with our all good or all bad society today though is people forget that most are a mix. Cohen obviously has some bad parts, but it really looks like he’s trying to say everything now, and it’s pretty damning. I wish he had more tapes of Trump though. He said he taped about 100 people and Jordan wanted to argue with him it was more like 200 that’s how stupid this is, cause who gives a f()* what the number is. 100? 200? it’s still a lot.

      • Crispea says:

        I agree Cohen is such a New Yorker and he’s trying to “make up” for his past misteps. It was riveting to watch the hearing. There are so many angles to this story, made my head spin. Even while he was being verbally torn apart for lying in past hearings, he was nodding his head yes. I realized it was at these times he was formulating his retorts to their stayements that he could use in another line of questioning. As an American, I am highly embarrassed by these hearings, while Trump is over in N. Korea with his Rocket Man. That was a strategicly planned trip.

  5. Kimmy says:

    I worry that this still won’t be enough…. 😩😩

    • Incredulous says:

      Cohen will testify under oath that Trump knew about the Roger Stone/wikileaks thing before it happened, in direct conflict with submitted sworn answers to Mueller from Trump, signed off on by Trump’s lawyers.

      Today is the beginning of the end, oh yes.

      • Erinn says:

        I really hope so. It explains why Cohen’s testimony got pushed back – they wanted to grab Stone and get that ball rolling.

        But I also REALLY enjoyed some of the shade he was throwing in that writeup. The stuff like “Trumps TV lawyer” the “Mr. Trump frequently told me and others that his son Don Jr had the worst judgement of anyone in the world” (you know Eric’s sad he wasn’t in the running) but my favorite was this:

        Mr. Trump tasked me to handle the negative press surrounding his medical deferment from the Vietnam draft. Mr Trump claimed it was because of a bone spur, but when I asked for medical records, he gave me none and said there was no surgery. He told me not to answer the specific questions by reporters but rather offer simply the fact that he received a medical deferment. He finished the conversation with the following comment. “You think I’m stupid, I wasn’t going to Vietnam.”
        I find it ironic, President Trump, that you are in Vietnam right now.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Just did. Got a BBC news alert to that effect.

  6. Beth says:

    Matt Gaetz has always been a punchable asswipe. He was trying to be a sarcastic smart ass, and it really went wrong. Get that DUI prick out of there and lock him up!
    Yeah, Michael. Trump is a conman and a cheat,and people around the world have known that forever and it’s part of the reason why I wouldn’t vote for him even if you paid me a million dollars

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, yesterday I realized I can muster up as much loathing for Gaetz than I can for Don Jr. I don’t know that he was being sarcastic, though. I thought he seemed pretty clear in his threat.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Gaetz could face serious consequences for his witness tampering. Those imbeciles still don’t get that Nancy is in charge and she won’t tolerate their nonsense

      • Erinn says:

        I’d really like to see that happen. He’s trash.

      • Megan says:

        It won’t happen. If the Ethics Committee investigates Gaetz, then they have to investigate Trump because he, too, has threatened Cohen on twitter. The committee isn’t ready to go there yet, so Gaetz gets a pass.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Florida Bar Association is investigating him. He’s a lawyer and knows better.

    • Steff says:

      I’d like to remind everyone that Matt has 7 DUIs! How is he not in jail?!

      • Beth says:

        His daddy got him off the hook

      • Erinn says:

        And denied breathalizer which should have caused his license to be suspended for a year… and yet it didn’t.

      • Kelly says:

        I’m sure the GOP delegation from Wisconsin is embarrassed that one of their colleagues from Florida probably has the most DUIs of any members of Congress. I’m really disappointed that one of them doesn’t have more considering that multiple cities from Wisconsin are on the list of the drunkest cities in the US.

  7. boredblond says:

    Racist, con-man, cheat–so, nothing new, eh?

  8. AnnaKist says:

    Aw, no schïtt, Sherlock? Cohen was perfectly fine with it all when it suited his purposes, but now that he’s trying to save his own arse, he gets all sanctimonious. Jog on, numpty.

    • maisie says:

      So you approve of the “LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE” sign it the GOP just put up in the hearing room? This actually happened. Yes, their attack on Cohen is an elementary school playground taunt. Bet Tr**p thought that up – that’s his speed of “cleverness.” Face it, Trumpsters – Cohen has nothing to lose now so he’s singing like a canary, and the squatter in the White House is being revealed for what he is in reality.

    • LNG says:

      Except he isn’t really trying to save his arse anymore, is he? He already pleaded guilty to 8 charges and has been sentenced. He’s going to jail on May 6. Nothing he says today changes that. He’s a genuinely shitty human being, but he’s doing the right thing today in giving what appears to be no holds barred testimony against Trump and I applaud him for that.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    This is interesting, but I find I am no longer able to get excited about this stuff. Nothing ever comes of it.

    The only thing that is going to get 45 out of the White House is an election and the Democrats are already showing signs of making the same mistakes that they’ve been making since 2016 by assuming that one victory wins the war and that we can all go back to purity tests and inter-party squabbling because too many people are under the impression that a 2020 presidential win is already in the bag for the left when it isn’t.

    • Bella Bella says:

      One of the comments that stood out for me in Cohen’s testimony is that he didn’t think Trump would step down from office were he to lose in 2020. What are we looking at then? A coup??

  10. Christin says:

    As much as I have doubted Mr. “So What?”, maybe he does have the receipts (such as the 2017 repayment check). I can just hear the Orange supporters’ cries of “fake check!”

    The “I barely knew him / one of many lawyers” tweets started early today.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Anything he gives Congress today will have been reviewed and approved for release by Mueller

    • Megan says:

      The shouting, angry faces, and overall body language of the Republicans on the committee is hilarious. The look like a bunch of red faced toddlers. The deplorables don’t give a sh*t about what Cohen has to say and anyone inclined to question Cohen’s credibility isn’t going to be convinced by this nonsense.

  11. mycomment says:

    and cohen hung in there for years representing dotard.
    don’t expect much from this hearing; word is that republicons will constantly interrupt with procedural questions and demands that the hearing be shut down.
    and a whole lot of grandstanding.
    the greatest, bestest, awesomest democracy in the world… just overlook the corruption, lies, and treasonous behavior.

    and meanwhile, a sitting member of congress threatens a witness. and in response, the democratic vice chair of the house cmte investigating this says ‘she’s just glad this is over and he deleted the tweet’ in response to a question should gaetz be censured. don’t expect the house to do much in responding, other than a whole lot of grandstanding.

    • minx says:

      Republicans can try that but the Dems control the hearings.

      • mycomment says:

        it’s the constant interruptions and distractions that will have the impact. everyone is fully aware of dotard’s treason and his supporters don’t care. and will just see this as democrats’ tds.
        and republicons control the senate.

      • Giddy says:

        Question: Does anyone here know what the chair can do during the hearing to shut the R’s up if they continually interrupt? Can he have their microphones turned off? Can he kick them out?

      • mycomment says:

        giddy, I can’t imagine that unless the behavior is so off the charts that the entire committee is shut down and members are yelling at each other and using profanities.
        however, what another tactic to watch out for will be the interruptions by the audience — regardless of what side they represent. someone always jumps up and starts shouting, shutting down the proceedings until that person is removed, eating up those valuable minutes and providing that very useful distraction.

        I sincerely hope i’m wrong; but I’ve seen too many of these congressional hearings to have much faith. i’ll reserve that for Mueller’s investigations and findings.

  12. Leo says:

    Yeah, he is. And that’s not the issue. The problem is they voted for him because of that, not despite of it.

  13. smcollins says:

    Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. Who knew?!

    • Incredulous says:

      Not Mr Trump’s TV lawyer, that’s for sure!

      Also, I am counting down to Mr Trump’s TV lawyer saying “Maybe it’s not all lies but these aren’t crimes anyway!”

  14. agnes says:

    Okay. But what’s new?

  15. Lightpurple says:

    I’m home sick today so I’ll be curled up on my couch with a pot of key and my cat to watch this.

    Meanwhile, Nagini is showing cracks in her plastic facade. She thought she could go on Fox News and serve as a counter to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and shut her down but instead she had a major Marie Antoinette moment, claiming to speak for minimum wage workers. That backfired so last night she had a meltdown on Twitter, claiming to support minimum wage, but not saying what she thinks it should be, then whining about how she spent the last two years doing so much for the working people. This morning, she’s trying to distract again by tweeting about Daddy denuclearizing the Korean “pennisula.” UPenn must really be so proud of selling her that phony degree.

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      I’m off today, just worked out and plan to spend the day in bed with the cats and my bong.

    • Esmom says:

      Aw, hope you feel better soon. I’m on the couch with my tea and my kitty. Not a work day for me, I lucked out just like I did for the Kavanaugh circus.

      As for the start of the testimony, ugh Gym Jordan.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Feel better everyone. I have a small cold and it’s snowing again so I, too, am live streaming whilst doing other things.

      The Republicans are already screaming red-faced: What an ugly demonstration of their inability to grasp their loss of power.

      Cummings is a steady hand and what’s more, Russia is back on the table.

    • Beth says:

      My allergies have me sneezing my face off today, so my kitten and I are laying in bed together watching Cohen all day.

    • Lady D says:

      I want to curl up in bed with a pot of tea and a cat. I volunteer on Wednesdays and I usually really look forward to it, but it’s -20C and I don’t want to go outside, even though it’s only a 4-5 minute walk to the home.

  16. Incredulous says:

    I’m gonna guess this Meadows fellow is not Captain Progressive?

  17. Steff says:

    Omg it’s already a hot mess and it just started!

  18. Incredulous says:

    Whining, whinging Republicans, oh God yes, this is the stuff.

  19. Jerusha says:

    Asshole Jim Jordan showing his ass.

  20. Incredulous says:

    Ahahaha, this Jordan fellow needs a hug, he so scurred, oh God, I love this so much.

    Oh hang on, this is the “Didn’t see nuthin'” dude about all that college rape. Okay.

  21. Lightpurple says:

    Pedophile supporter Jim Jordan is proudly showing himself to be an ass.

    • Jerusha says:

      The Rethugs really have some pips in their party.

    • Beth says:

      Gym Jordan never shuts up, he just keeps yapping nonsense and makes a fool of himself. I usually change the channel when he’s doing interviews because I want to throw the TV while watching and listening to him. Does Jimbo Gym only own wide ties and have no suit jackets?

  22. Incredulous says:

    I never knew Cohen had such a Noo Yawk accent, I keep expecting Ray Liotta from Goodfellas to start V/Oing this.

  23. Liz version 700 says:

    That statement was something. Holy cow.

  24. Jerusha says:

    Hahaha, his grades or SAT scores! Fake Bone Spurs! We all knew it.

  25. DP says:

    Trump’s supporters don’t care. They just blindly follow him and make excuses. I don’t understand why or how????
    I can’t believe anyone voted for him, let alone still supports him. It’s so bizarre, but they just don’t care about the truth, justice, equality, decency, common sense… 🙁

  26. Incredulous says:

    Also, Trump, Donnie Jr and Weisselberg (sp?) reimbursed Cohen for the monies provided to Stormy Daniels after he had assumed office. Interesting to note that Cohen always refers to her as Ms Clifford.

  27. Lightpurple says:

    Cohen just named Nagini!

  28. Bubbalouie says:

    The hearings on Fox News now. I guess I won’t be watching my true crime files, but this is just as good

  29. Incredulous says:

    Is… Cohen going to pull a Jaime Lannister here? Dude seems to have come to Jesus.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Cohen is a man with nothing left to loose and someone out for revenge.

      I don’t know if he had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment but he got a lesser sentence for his co-operation with Mueller and he does seem to be keeping his end of the bargain.

  30. Beth says:

    Someone, please shut off Gyms mic and wipe that smirk off of his ugly face! Damn, that cocky perv is so obnoxious

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah his smugness is so unwarranted. He honestly thinks he’s owning Cohen, I think. Which is so far from what is actually happening.

      Where’s Lindsey Graham when you need him to bring the proceedings to a halt?

  31. Incredulous says:

    Ahhh, yes, more faux outrage from another Republican who will waste his time not asking questions, mmmmm, whiney.

  32. adastraperaspera says:

    Looks like the GOP did not send their best!

  33. Incredulous says:

    Cohen bagging on the Republicans is glorious. He is all out of f**ks to give and is just gonna say what he says.

  34. Eric says:


    Cohen gives the goods and it’s the truth or it’s another 5 years in prison!

    And Mueller told him to hold back a bit…!

    Wait what????


  35. Incredulous says:

    SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADE! Cohen just keeps shading Jordan on his own behaviour and the Republicans keep ceding their time to Gym Jordan.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s an utter train wreck. I’d feel sorry for them if they weren’t so utterly deserving of shade, humiliation and disgrace.

  36. Jerusha says:

    Taking a dog to visit a nursing home. See y’all later. In the meantime, somebody please shove a mic down Jordan’s gullet so he will STFU.

  37. Incredulous says:

    Cohen is getting in all of the dunks, this is incredible.

    “This black person would not work for a racist.”
    “And neither should I have, as the son of a Holocaust survivor.”

  38. Eric says:

    Cohen is dog-walking Republicans like it’s second nature.

    It’s gettin stabby in there!


    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Oh he is and he seems to be enjoying it as well. This is a man who has no more fks to give and is out to get his revenge on Agent Orange.

      The R’s are obsessed with that twitter account that called Cohen ‘sexy’ – must be jealous.

  39. Lightpurple says:

    Thank you, Representative Lynch for shredding Representative Hice and his phony concern for the truth. Trump surrounded himself with criminal scum. For Republicans to insist that only innocent angels can give the truth is ridiculous. Trump knows no innocent angels.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? Thank goodness we have a few in Congress who aren’t incoherent, disingenuous scumbags.

  40. Incredulous says:

    “My lies to Congress benefited Mr Trump and I don’t protect him anymore”


    “You’re a pathological liar!”

    “Are you referring to me or the president?”


  41. Fluffy Princess says:

    Oooh I love the play by plays. I’m at work and cannot watch it, so these live updates are the best!

    • Swack says:

      I don’t have cable so am not able to watch either as reception for local stations sucks where I live. I love the play by plays also. Keep it up all!

  42. Incredulous says:

    Oh dear God, Cohen just said (paraphrasing) “I am responsible for all of this behaviour you see in Congress” *gestures at all of the Republicans* That’s an Apocalypse Burn.

  43. Incredulous says:

    Just before break Cohen said explicitly that the Trump Organisation had people on staff to get physical with people Trump didn’t like. “We wouldn’t need to hire them, they were already on staff”.

  44. Q T Hush says:

    Stephen Lynch put it all out there about the group of trump employees under investigation. He’s my congressman and I finally have some hope in our congress that maybe all the wrongs will be addressed about our trumpian government. Hopefully in the near future laws and thorough vetting of candidates become a requirement so others like EZ won’t be able to slither into the presidency so easily. I’m still amazed that he has the support of the deplorables considering how much proof has come to our attention. Are the citizens of the USA really this stupid? Seems to me the answer is yes. Now that’s SAD.

    • Lynnie says:

      Your last statement about Americans being stupid af is what I got out from this testimony too. The orange one consistently showed everyone what a horrible person he was and how unfit he was to lead the country, but I guess all it takes for half the nation to ignore it all is a few hush money payments and Wikileaks tweets smhhhh.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The Boston delegation did well today. Lynch spelled out why they were there and how Republicans failed to do their job for two years while Ayanna Pressley shone a bright light on Trump’s illegal shenanigans with charity money.

  45. Incredulous says:

    “No one cares about my taxes, they want to know what I know about Mr Trump, it’s funny I haven’t got one question about Trump from [Republicans]”

  46. Incredulous says:

    “You stated you went through boxes of your documents in preparation for today, where are these documents?”

    “In storage”

    ” Why haven’t you turned over these documents to any investigation?”

    “Those documents were returned to me by the investigation”.

    “Why haven’t you turned over these documents to the investigation?”

    *???* “I don’t understand the question.”

    Also, Cohen can’t answer questions about further illegal activity committed by Donald J Trump because they are under investigation at the moment.

  47. Tallia says:

    Unfortunately it is one scum bucket talking about another scum bucket.

    • Jerusha says:

      That’s the way it works in crime families. Sammy the Bull lied for Gotti until he didn’t anymore. Then they nailed Gotti.

  48. Incredulous says:

    Jamie Raskin starts off with, “Republicans here today aren’t mad because you lied to Congress for the president. They’re mad because you’ve stopped lying to Congress for the president.”


  49. Liz version 700 says:

    Penny in the air as to whether Jordan or Meadows strokes out first. They don’t like not being in control

  50. Incredulous says:

    Mark Meadows is a tremendous douchenozzle but you knew that.

    • Steff says:

      I am scared for who he will take this out on.

    • Christin says:

      Gonna be a long night. Junior is already in meltdown, retweeting a tweet that basically says Cohen has no reasons left to lie.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        He means “no reason left to live.” We’re heading into a major stress test of our witness protection programs.

  51. Incredulous says:

    I kinda missed this talk about Russians buying property which sounds like maybe something? Someone decided to take a phone call and then talk loudly over the TV instead of leaving the room and got pissy when I jacked the sound up full, so now I am in a dull rage.

  52. Incredulous says:

    HAHAHAHAHA, it’s Don Jr’s fault Cohen was Donnie’s lawyer, HAHAHAHAHAHA

  53. Incredulous says:

    Every Republican not the kiddie fiddler one – “You are a convicted criminal who did crimes and you expect us to believe you when you even lied to Congress!”

    “Er, yeah, I did those things on behalf of my client Mr Trump”

    “I yield my time”

    Gym No Idea About Kiddy Fiddling Jordan – “By God, you are a lying liar who lies and you lie, you liar you, have you ever lied, you scum? You want book deal money, don’t you?””

    This is going well.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Cohen is smarter than I thought he would be. They were hoping to dance him around a bit more I think. His lack of morals led him to total ruin, but he is going toe to toe with the hissy baby screaming Meadows, Jordan cabal and making them look really bad. And good lord we get it he is writing a book gah

  54. Kass says:

    Im sorry but Cohen has ZERO credibility.

    • H says:

      Most criminals don’t. But then since the Trump organization is like organized crime, who but another criminal would represent 45? Mob lawyers tend to stick with mob bosses and Trump ran his campaign like he was a Gambino.

    • Esmom says:

      Please I’m sorry but he has zero reason to lie anymore. And he actually still seems to be protecting Trump in some respects.

  55. Incredulous says:

    Box dude is back and still confused about them boxes. This is ridiculous. (Clay Higgins)

  56. Insomniac says:

    Just turned the hearing on. Who is this Deputy Dawg-sounding idiot who doesn’t know what “incredulous” means (but keeps using it anyhow)?

    • Incredulous says:

      He is bewildered by boxes of documents that Cohen had returned to him by the investigation(s) and then brought along to this hearing so he wants a warrant issued to secure these poor boxes to make them safe or something.

      Later on, he’s gonna git dem Duke Boys!

  57. Incredulous says:

    There might be a tape of Trump hitting Melania in an elevator? Whut? (Also, Cohen previously denied the Pee Tape, the rotter)

  58. Liz version 700 says:

    Omg per Twitter (take it for what that is worth) Roger Stone is on the phone with Maggie Haberman disputing Cohen’s testimony in violation of his gag order lol who had under a week in the pool

  59. Lala says:

    Not. News.

  60. Incredulous says:

    All these appalled Republicans are all real forgetful about that time Michael Cohen (D – Quisling) was the deputy chair of GOP fundraising.

    Someone should maybe mention it.

    Also, apparently Cohen did try to sell a book on Trump once (he turned it down). This explains why they all keep banging on about book deals.

    Also, also, Carol Miller is a trash person who is trash.

    • Erinn says:

      I couldn’t get over how much I couldn’t STAND her. I’d never watched her before (I’m Canadian) and I just despised every moment. It was like a mixture of sounding like she was about to cry while trying to make herself sound SO absolutely morally superior… while reading what sounded like a snippet from a rejected book she wrote ahaha. It was embarassing.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Haha! Absolutely! You know that Cohen probably knows every penny they all got from Russia for their campaigns. He seems unfazed by all of them.

  61. Incredulous says:

    Apparently, Michael Cohen was not the most legal or ethical of lawyers. I am so glad these stalwart Republicans are informing me of this. It really sounds like he may have some dodgy clients, I think someone should probably investigate them or something.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Isn’t that the truth

    • Christin says:

      But he was acceptable to serve the RNC, as you mentikned above.

      The selective memory (and hypocrisy) is amazing. They paint him as completely unbelievable – for the topics they don’t want to touch.

  62. Aang says:

    So Cohen is a liar, tax cheat, bully, and also disloyal, incompetent and greedy….and the republicans keep hammering the fact. The irony is thick because all the repetition does is us remind us that Trump is every one of those things in spades. Like it sounds like they are actually describing 45, how can they not see it?

  63. Incredulous says:

    Greg Steube just shot his own foot off in the most obvious case of you should shut up, you idiot. Good job there.

  64. CatWomen says:

    What’s being said about Donald Trumps character is so important, thanks MC.

  65. Incredulous says:

    Is Chip Roy an auctioneer or something, dude is speaking at eleventy million words a second?

    LOL, Plaskett just made a point that the Dems can walk and chew gum at the same time and then rolled into Cohen being the dep finance chair for the GOP.

    • Erinn says:

      I choked on my drink! THAT was fantastic.

    • Beth says:

      He was talking so fast, jumping one subject to another, about things that had NOTHING to do with Cohen. I couldn’t keep up with what he was saying and Cohen said he couldn’the either. One
      minute he was talking about him having had cancer, then he had a daughter, then about crimes by Ms 13, then started chattering about the wall. My head was spinning

    • hezzer19 says:

      “Dems can walk and chew gum at the same time”

      No wait! THAT might have been my favourite moment.

      There was so much shade today! I can’t pick out my best moment!

  66. FredsMother says:

    That lady Plaskett is a brilliant lawyer.Boss Lady. She got names!!!! Names of witnesses to further Congress’ investigation. Good work. Great job in directing where the shitstorm should be headed next! 👌👌👌👏👏👏🙌

  67. Incredulous says:

    Lunch break time.

    The only thing that puzzles me about Cohen’s testimony is his straight up denying that he was in Prague (except one time 14 years ago). IIRC, his cellphone pinged a tower there. It seems an odd thing to lie about given how open he is about everything else. Mebbe he was nearby but not technically in Prague or some sort of Jesuit lawyer superthinking?

  68. TurkeyLurkey says:

    Can the rest of the dems just yield their time to Rep. Plaskett please. I don’t know her, but I think I need to learn more about her, very impressive with her comments, questions.

    • Incredulous says:

      You should see the side eye she gave Jordan at the start.

      • TurkeyLurkey says:

        Just checked twitter. I missed the beginning of the hearing. That was beautiful! I hope we see more of her, I like her style.

  69. Incredulous says:

    Oh, one thing I forgot, Cohen said his other client was also under investigation. So, get ready to enjoy a delicious Sean Hannity flip-out. (Or Individual 2 as I want to think of him going forward.)

  70. Liz version 700 says:

    The Florida Bar is investigating Gaetz for his Tweet threatening Cohen. I have been mind boggled at some of the stuff active attorneys (now former attorney in Cohen’s case) have been doing for Trump. It is a small thing compared to the criminal stuff, but as an attorney it is reassuring that I am not crazy about the state bar ethics of this? My legal ethics professor used to say “if you cheat, steal or lie your law license will go bye bye.” I was starting to wonder …

  71. Jerusha says:

    The Fresh(wo)men are up next! AOC, Habib, etc.

  72. Diana says:

    We need to demand trumps grades and sat scores in addition to his tax returns! Lmao what a jackass

  73. Incredulous says:

    I spent the recess just thinking Box things…

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yes the R’s have a real boner for Cohen’s boxes.

      I know what Cohen is but am loving the dog walking he’s giving the Reps – he’s going toe to toe with them and they don’t know what to do.

  74. Incredulous says:

    Oh what a shock, Republicans are trying more of this to start.

    Anyway, on to emoluments and fraud questions.

    Cohen unequivocally dropping Weisselberg and Don Jr in it for fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

    Oh good, now the Republicans are trying to character assassinate Cohen because someone called him a liar on twitter.

  75. Incredulous says:

    AOC thundering through a list of crimes to investigate, wooo!

    Insurance crimes, with the fantastically named Matthew Calamari who looks straight up goon from central casting.

  76. Incredulous says:

    Pressley ending on a dunk was gold.

  77. Incredulous says:

    I think Rashida just won that Highlander fight. Meadows was so angry at being straight up called out for his racism. And then she said it again. Unf.

  78. Jaded says:

    So Cohen readily admits he did illegal, fraudulent things, that he lied under oath, and that he owns all the slimy, underhanded actions he took on behalf of 45. That is fact. So why, WHY are the idiot republithugs still hammering away at his crimes and misdemeanors? Guys, Cohen has agreed that he’s a sleazeball. All they can do is deflect, deflect, deflect – it’s so obvious.

  79. Incredulous says:

    Anyone who wants to see white fragility.txt, here ya go – https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/272035227574992897/550437228933808138/unknown.png

    Oh man, Rashida Tlaib made him cry, she actually made him cry.

    Ah, how the internet never fails – someone already posting clips of Mark Meadows being totally not racist at all – https://twitter.com/stevemorris__/status/1100881913756176386

  80. Svea says:

    Even despite his Dad, who knows a totalitarian facsist dictator when he sees one, Cohen still has Stockholm syndrome. Depressingly, the testimony showed what a bunch of dolts many of the nations representatives are.

  81. TurkeyLurkey says:

    Trump has a woman of color working for him so he can’t be racist, sounds a lot like women who say “He can’t be a rapist, because he never raped me.”

  82. virginfangirls says:

    Hope NY puts Trump away for a long time.

  83. Anna says:

    How, after all this, can 45 not be impeached? I mean, truly how is it possible? At this point, these hearings are a joke if they don’t result in actual indictments and guilty charges.

  84. Raina says:

    Are all my posts ALWAYS going to be banished? Lol
    All I said was he aged 30 years in one month.