The Gospel according to Cohen

  
By:  Vic Eldred  •  2 months ago  •  33 comments

The Gospel according to Cohen
That’s right. Lanny Davis choreographed the whole thing, the Clintons’ best friend, loyalist, operative, Lanny Davis put this all together. He said the hearing was his idea, he selected this hearing, he had to talk Michael Cohen into coming and most importantly he had to persuade the chairman to actually have it.

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As a famous radical once said "elections have consequences" and yesterday we got to see the start of what many of us knew would happen when the democrats took control of the House in January. We were treated to the spectre of Elijah Cummings with a gavel in his hand, Michael Cohen flanked by Lanny Davis along with another lawyer, and Cohen making a lengthy opening statement condemning the President. To top it off, it all took place with the President engaged in diplomatic talks with North Korea, half way around the world. So much for decency or protocol. There was another indication that the democrats were now running the hearing - almost miraculously, there weren't any nasty, obnoxious protesters.

In his opening statement, Cohen made the following pronouncements:

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I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience.

I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.

He is a racist.

He is a conman.

He is a cheat."

This from a man who was convicted of lying to congress. Though Chairman Cummings warned him about lying again, he apparently did it again yesterday and there is already a criminal referral against him. A violation of the FARA law. A serious offense for some (Paul Manafort comes to mind), evidently Cohen was unconcerned filling out a form asking about foreign entities with n/a (not applicable). Rep Mark Meadows called him on it and the Chairman sort of covered for him by asking Cohen if he was simply following his lawyers advice. Cohen said yes. We await the DOJ decision.

When ranking member Jim Jordan characterized his remarks as that being of someone who didn't get the job he wanted, Cohen responded "I did not want to go to the White House. I was offered jobs. I can tell you a story of Mr. Trump reaming out Reince Priebus because I had not taken a job where Mr. Trump wanted me to, which was working with Don McGahn at the White House general counsel,".

CNN disagrees:

"A CNN panel said Michael Cohen made a false claim Wednesday when he said he never wanted a job in the Trump White House during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee.

"The one potential problem that I thought Michael Cohen has is when he was asked if he wanted a job in the White House, and he said no," correspondent Dana Bash said. "Our reporting, I know, Pam, you have been told and I have been told, all of us, by people in and around the process real time, he very much wanted a job in the White House."

https://freebeacon.com/politics/cnn-panel-cohen-lied-when-he-told-congress-he-never-wanted-white-house-job/

In an interview with Jack Tapper 4 days after the election, Cohen says that if asked to serve in Washington he would accept - 100%.

Cohen went on to make unsubstantiated allegations about the President admitting having talked with House democrats prior to the hearing and mixed in lots of anecdotal stories. On numerous occasions he seemed apologetic for his many misdeeds, however his venomous attack on the President undercut what would have seemed to be a man seeking redemption.

The usual circus played out with democrats having a field day at trying to humiliate the President. At least one individual sought to insist the President was a "racist" and accused Meadows of employing "racism" by having a black member of the administration present to counter Cohen's claim the President was a "racist". Republicans found themselves in the position that democrats used to be in - attacking the credibility of the witness, Michael Cohen:

“Mr. Chairman, here we go. Here we go. Your first big hearing, your first announced witness: Michael Cohen. I want everyone in this room to think about this. The first announced witness for the 116th Congress is a guy who is going to prison in two months for lying to Congress," Jordan, the Republican ranking member on the committee, said in his opening statement. While the House Oversight Committee has had many hearings already, this is the first hearing to announce a star witness in its title.

"Mr. Chairman, your chairmanship will always be identified with this hearing. And we all need to understand what this is. This is the Michael Cohen hearing presented by Lanny Davis. That’s right," Jordan continued. "Lanny Davis choreographed the whole darn thing. The Clintons' best friend, loyalist, operative, Lanny Davis put this all together. You know how we know? He told our staff."


It should be pointed out that the Southern District of New York, which is working on allegations (probable) of campaign finance violations and the Presidents financial arrangements, never held Cohen back for those cases. In other words they didn't think he was a credible witness.



Do we believe Cohen this time?

If we do, just remember he testified that he had no personal knowledge of "collusion/conspiracy and that he never - ever was in Prague.


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Vic Eldred
1  author  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

 "We can do more than one thing. And we have got to get back to normal. With that, this meeting is adjourned."....Elijah Cummings

 
 
 
lib50
2  lib50    2 months ago

If Cohen lies again, his time in jail increases.   Trump lies every day and the things Cohen said are things some of us have been seeing or hearing about for years, half are in real time, in public.  Yesterday's hearing was the first time we have a gov't body doing their job in years.  And some people are very nervous.  They should be.  Anyone who is upset about Cohen's previous lies better say the same about Trump, otherwise don't bother.  The world sees and finally more Americans see. 

ps  Benghazi went on for years with nothing.  Trump buds have been indicted and locked up right and left.  Imagine how long and deep something with real wrongdoing can go on. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  lib50 @2    2 months ago
ps  Benghazi went on for years with nothing. 

Benghazi was about something. We have multiple investigations going on simply to remove a President. That's the difference.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 months ago

A difference without a distinction to many.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.1    2 months ago

How so? Americans were killed without much protection, then Susan Rice put out a false narrative as to what happened as opposed to a "Special Counsel" investigation without any criminal predicate, now over two years old, preceded by a "counter intelligence' investigation, which dosen't need to have a criminal predicate, in addition to fraudulent FISA warrants.  That seems like a big difference to me.

 
 
 
lady in black
3  lady in black    2 months ago

Funny how they all scream about cohen lying yet the liar in chief gets a pass when he is caught in a lie and his lies are documented since he has been in office.  Some people can't see the forest through the trees.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  lady in black @3    2 months ago
Some people can't see the forest through the trees.

They put blinders on horses so that they won't be distracted by anything going on around them, they just see straight ahead whatever people want them to see.

So perhaps the same thing applies to the majority of the GOP, who see wrong with everyone else but those of their own party. 

When it come to Trump they are like the 3 Monkeys...

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WallyW
3.2  WallyW  replied to  lady in black @3    2 months ago
Some people can't see the forest through the trees.

Some people are blinded by partisan hate and political ignorance.

 
 
 
JBB
4  JBB    2 months ago

The damn gop is just mad Cohen has stopped lying to protect Trump & Co...

The truth is Trump never stopped cheating on taxes or breaking election laws 

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1  WallyW  replied to  JBB @4    2 months ago
The truth is Trump never stopped cheating on taxes or breaking election laws 

That's an unsupportable sweeping generalization.  Please provide some sources or links.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    2 months ago

This is amazing.  Vic just posted an article , with his stamp of approval, that is a virtual duplicate in approach to what the GOP congressmen did in the hearing yesterday. They and this seeded article think they can redeem Trump by calling Cohen a liar a thousand times. 

Trump's problem is not that his ex-lawyer is calling him a bad man.  His problem is that he is a bad man. 

There was a virtual landslide of op-eds in the nation's major newspapers today saying that the republicans on the committee made total fools out of themselves. 

This doesnt seem like the correct atmosphere which into place a piece saying that all will be well when we just realize Cohen is a liar. 

Trump is the problem. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 months ago

ying that the republicans on the committee made total fools out of themselves. 

Fools like spending years calling the President a traitor without any evidence? That kind of fool.

Imagine claiming that for years and then having the star witness shoot down the Clinton/Putin Dossier?   Ouch.

trump is the problem.

Then stop whining and impeach him already. He's supposedly the worst human being in the history of the world and yet Democrats, despite controlling the House, have yet to even start impeachment proceedings.  

Is the plan to impeach after he's out of office?    I mean if he's half the threat he's made out to be, then Democrats are selling out the country by not impeaching him yesterday.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @5.1    2 months ago

Although he is beyond worthy of being impeached, it's probably not a good idea right now because there are enough Trump loyalists in the Senate to defeat it. 

He should resign. Tomorrow. He has embarrassed and disgraced this country beyond words. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @5.1    2 months ago

On CNN tonight, Rick Santorum used a novel approach to defend Trump. He lies so much that his lies about Russia don't represent anything unique or noteworthy. 

“The president doesn’t tell the truth about a lot of things fairly consistently,” Santorum said on “Anderson Cooper 360″ on Wednesday, adding: 
“So the fact that he’s not telling the truth about Russia fairly consistently, at least in the eyes of the people around here, why is that any different? I mean, it’s not like he’s doing something out of character with the Russia investigation, that he’s not doing in other areas.” 

The unusual approach appeared to catch the other members of the CNN panel off-guard. 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rick-santorum-donald-trump-lies_n_5c7777f9e4b0952f89de3ca3

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5.1.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    2 months ago
though he is beyond worthy of being impeached,

Then impeach him.   Pressure your party to do something about it, since they can.  

For two years, you've been attacking Republicans for doing nothing to stop our supposed greatest menace in oour country's history. 

Now Democrats can impeach him and all they want to do is have dog and pony shows where Cohen repeats what's he's already testified to in other venues..

Democrats don't care about removing Trump. They just want to generate headlines attacking him.  Their "outrage" is a farce. 

 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @5.1.3    2 months ago
“The president doesn’t tell the truth about a lot of things fairly consistently,”

That quote is from one of his biggest supporters on cable tv, Rick Santorum

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livefreeordie
5.1.5  livefreeordie  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    2 months ago

Your leftist  hatred of America blinds you to the truth. Trump has done more good for America than any president in the past 90 years

none of you leftists will be honest and admit you despise everyone who doesn’t share your Marxist totalitarian ideology 

 
 
 
bbl-1
5.1.6  bbl-1  replied to  livefreeordie @5.1.5    2 months ago

My gawd--the Marxist totalitarian ideology is coming to steal our boxer shorts.  Flee!

 
 
 
WallyW
5.2  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 months ago

Cohen had no information that was new, relevant, or incriminating. The Democrats once again were being played and didn't even realize it.

 
 
 
bbl-1
6  bbl-1    2 months ago

Actually there are two gospels.  One written by Cohen and the other written by the Trump.  Choose wisely.

A pointer:  Stay away from the gospel with Russian footnotes.

 
 
 
livefreeordie
7  livefreeordie    2 months ago

People need to understand what the attempts to take down President Trump are really about.

Trump is only the focal point of the true intentions of the Democrats.  You cannot separate their attempts to take him out from their recent all out assault on capitalism, our Constitutional Republic, and our rights and liberties.

They believe if they can destroy or even assassinate Trump they will successfully complete their long planned elimination of all conservatives and especially conservative Christians from any voice and/or power. This is about their plan to complete the transformation of the US as a totalitarian Marxist state they also seeks to eliminate all Judeo-Christian believes and values

If they succeed, among their first actions which they’ve already openly declared is to forcibly seize all firearms owned by individuals.

Practicing Orthodox Judaism or Evangelical Christianity will be controlled if not prohibited along the model of China.

WAKE UP AMERICA!  We are on the edge of losing our country to evil. We must trust in God and stand for freedom.

 
 
 
bbl-1
7.1  bbl-1  replied to  livefreeordie @7    2 months ago

The Trump is taking down himself by being himself. 

The fear of the skies filled with angry Magpies enhances the feeling of yawning.

Good night.

 
 
 
TᵢG
7.2  TᵢG  replied to  livefreeordie @7    2 months ago
They [Democrats] believe if they can destroy or even assassinate Trump they will successfully complete their long planned elimination of all conservatives and especially conservative Christians from any voice and/or power. This is about their plan to complete the transformation of the US as a totalitarian Marxist state they also seeks to eliminate all Judeo-Christian believes and values

Now that is some wild ass conspiracy theory!   I am surprised you did not claim that 'they' are all being controlled by demons from Hell.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.3  Tessylo  replied to  livefreeordie @7    2 months ago

Why do I hear the theme to the Twilight Zone whenever I mistakenly read your nonsense?

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.4  Tessylo  replied to  livefreeordie @7    2 months ago
'WAKE UP AMERICA!  We are on the edge of losing our country to evil. We must trust in God and stand for freedom.'

So Praise Jesus and pass the ammunition?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8  author  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

We also learned that the President protected himself by talking in code!

"Michael Cohen said in testimony to Congress on Wednesday that President Donald Trump never directly ordered him to lie, but instead made his wishes clear by speaking in “code” understood by anyone who works with him.

“He doesn’t give you questions, he doesn’t give you orders, he speaks in a code. And I understand the code, because I’ve been around him for a decade,” testified Cohen, Trump’s former longtime personal attorney.

https://www.miamiherald.com/article226865474.html

How do we impeach a man like that ????

 
 
 
Snuffy
8.1  Snuffy  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    2 months ago

by getting your own secret decoder ring so you can understand him...     /s

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9  author  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

Then we had another outrageous accusation from the freshman representative from Michigan (Detroit):


Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggested Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows was racist during testimony by Michael Cohen on Wednesday.

Tlaib took issue with Meadows introduction of Lynne Patton, a top Trump housing official who is black, as a means to push back on Cohen’s narrative that the President is a racist.

“Lynne Patton says she would not work for a man who is racist,” Meadows said following Cohen’s prepared remarks. “She disagrees with you.”Tlaib called the display itself an act of racism.

“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person, working for them does not mean they aren’t racist and … the fact someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee is alone racist in itself,” Tlaib claimed, taking a clear shot at Meadows.

(Side note on Cohen – Why do scorned former associates of the President always make baseless claims of racism? Did they not mind working with a racist while they were in his circle? And what does that say about them?)

Meadows Was Furious

Meadows immediately interjected and demanded Tlaib’s comments be stricken from the record, noting his own nieces and nephews are persons of color.

“Mr. Chairman, I ask that her words, when she’s referring to an individual member of this body, be taken down and stricken from the record,” he demanded.

Tlaib hesitantly retracted but continued to refer to using Patton as a defense of the President a “racist act. “I am not calling the gentleman, Mr. Meadows a racist,” she claimed, having just called the gentleman racist. “I’m saying that in itself it is a racist act.”

Cummings Defends Meadows

Meadows had help from what some might consider an unlikely source – Chairman Elijah Cummings.

Upon hearing Tlaib’s comments, Cummings immediately jumped in and checked to see if she wanted to rephrase what she was insinuating.

“Excuse me would you like to rephrase that statement Mrs. Tlaib?” he asked before noting that he and Meadows are actually best friends.

“Of all the people on this committee, I’ve said it and gotten in trouble for it but you are one of my best friends,” Cummings said. “I could see and feel your pain. I feel it. And I don’t think Ms. Tlaib intended to cause you that, that kind of pain and that kind of frustration.” 

It’s rich seeing Tlaib accuse someone else of bigotry when her own anti-Semitic past has long been troublesome for the freshman congresswoman.

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/rashida-tlaib-insinuates-mark-meadows-is-racist-gets-hammered-by-the-truth/





 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    2 months ago

But, but, but liberals wouldn't call decent people racist, would they?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.1    2 months ago

Vic, Mark Meadows is on video in 2012 saying he would send Barack Obama back to Africa.

Then again maybe he has repented in the past 6 or 7 years. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @9.1.1    2 months ago
Vic, Mark Meadows is on video in 2012 saying he would send Barack Obama back to Africa.

I believe the quote was "back to wherever he came from" (Kenya was included).  However, John, that statement that was dug up had nothing to do with rep Tlaib's attack. She was specifically attacking him for simply bringing a black woman to counter the unsubstantiated claims of Cohen. I'll bet she dosen't even know about the statement from 2012.

 
 
 
lib50
9.2  lib50  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    2 months ago

Actions speak louder than words, and Meadows has plenty of examples of both to show his racism.  Ignorance is not an excuse.  That how show he put on to try to prove Trump isn't racist was just pathetic.  Trump IS racist and we have plenty of words and actions from his proving it as well.  Don't need and consplaining.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  lib50 @9.2    2 months ago

Trump is not racist. Tlaib IS an anti-Semitic RACIST!  For real!

 
 
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