MIchael Cohen’s Statement

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TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today.

I have asked this Committee to ensure that my family be protected from Presidential threats, and that the Committee be sensitive to the questions pertaining to ongoing investigations. Thank you for your help and for your understanding.

I am here under oath to correct the record, to answer the Committee’s questions truthfully, and to offer the American people what I know about President Trump.

I recognize that some of you may doubt and attack me on my credibility. It is for this reason that I have incorporated into this opening statement documents that are irrefutable, and demonstrate that the information you will hear is accurate and truthful.

Never in a million years did I imagine, when…

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2 thoughts on “MIchael Cohen’s Statement

  1.  Now, we have Trump’s ‘fixer,’ Cohen — who, by his own actions is now ‘hung on his own petar’ by his own mendacity. But then, “ Truth is not truth, ” the words was uttered by Trump’s new lawyer — the Vampire Gulliani.
    
When liars rule the roost the result is always CHAOS! Like the many lawyers of the power-elite— Cohen was paid to circumvent the law. The SHAME is the COMPLICITY of the people whom we need to trust to protect the RULE OF LAW — lawyers — as the name describes!
    
SOOOOO….. I ask what does THE BEHAVIOR of LYING mean to you, and to us as a society which values truth and the rule of law? . I ask this as Mr Cohen steps into ALL our homes, from that high, ubiquitous ‘window on the world’ —the tv! 
    
I ask what the behavior of such LYING reveals– especially when there are no consequences for lying FOR THE power-elite?  

    
Soon, the talking heads and blogs will bombard us endlessly with OPINIONS re:what he said, and more important, WHAT IT MEANS.

    Look— trust me— it is impossible for a human brain to make sense of something, if there is no time to think about it, before something new is presented! How simple is that? One has to stop and think about what Cohen is showing us… even if it is self-serving on his part!
    You see, the power of the elite is easily understood if we observe the BEHAVIOR! But folks in our society are unable to observe anything for very long — before something NEW is CONFRONTING them.

    
The unintended consequences (UI) of the 24/7 information technology, is that it pushes things into our view, too fast. Then for days, the pundits opine and then the next thing hits us… Trump and Kimmie in Viet Nam wipes the Cohen ‘story’ away…. but the truth is there in the behavior — the BEHAVIOR of thePOWER ELITE — the observable reality of what this lawyer did for his employer… the President of the Untied States.


    ohen’s litany rings loud and clear to the PLAYWRIGHT that I AM– for whom BEHAVIOR is ALL. I always know what personality walks and talks before my eyes, on stage or in my elementary school classroom.
    I won’t forget it in a few days, because it describes the ACTIONS/BEHAVIORS of the people– in the setting which is THE executive office. But, the testimony of Mr Cohen REVEALS not a shred of attention to governing at a time when so many are struck in poverty.

    • Yesterday I saw a headline from a Fox (FAKE) News piece that shouted Cohen couldn’t be trusted because he was a convicted liar. I didn’t click on the link and read the piece but the way the headline was written it was implied that because Cohen lied, we can’t believe anything he says about Trump’s corruption and crimes.

      But … correct me if I”m wrong … the lie or lies that Cohen was convicted of when under oath to Congress was because Donald Trump instructed him to tell the lie or lies to protect Donald Trump.

      Now, how did Muller and/or Congress discover Cohen had told a lie that was intended to protect Donald Trump? Mueller and/or Congress had to have evidence it was a lie … a lie protecting a liar. What did Cohen have to gain by telling a lie that was intended to protect Donald Trump unless Donald Trump, a man that his top employees/managers for decades have said is an extreme micromanager who demands nothing important is done without his knowledge and/or approval. Trump can keep others in the dark but those who work for him cannot keep him in the dark and no one that works for Trump is allowed to make an important decision without him being in the loop from before the beginning.

      This is why I didn’t click on that Fox FAKE News link because the more we are inundated with Trump’s malignant narcissism by the fake FOX media that supports him, the harder I have to work to control my anger. I think everyone that works at FOX all the way to the CEO and Board of Directors and for Trump deserves to be beheaded and their heads stuck on pikes planted around Trump’s White House as a reminder to him and his ignorant and deplorable supporters of what happens to corrupt liars and manipulators. Even muted, seeing the silent lips moving from Fox FAKE News hosts churns my stomach and anger.

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