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Michael Cohen testifies on Capitol Hill (over)

Oct 26, 2017
3,435
Clemson, SC
It's absolutely hilarious that Matt Gaetz literally proved Cohen right by threatening him for Trump (and got caught like the idiot he and they all are).

"He has other people do it." - Cohen.

LOL
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,374
Long Island
Idk what republican said it, probaby Meadows, but he said something like "congratulations on being a liar in Congress " and some other shit and Cohen just said

"Thank you"

I laughed so hard at that. Just those little moments. I wish today's hearing was being televised I did absolutely no work yesterday
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,426
Ashland, Oregon
I literally wonder how someone with even a small amount of intelligence (that is, someone who is conscious) can say the above with a straight face. I literally do not understand how one can say this without knowing what a silly contradiction it is. How do they rationalize the lies of Trump? Does she choose to bury her head in the sand? Is she a puppet? Does she honestly believe he doesn't lie and cheat? If so, why? It's like a 4 year old with chocolate on their face and they say I didn't eat the chocolate and you believe them. Either she's evil and is in on all this garbage, or she's being controlled by a tiny alien in her head like Men in Black. I just don't understand it.
I’ve met people who honestly don’t believe he lies at all. You present them with examples of his lies, they call it fake news. When you press harder and present even the most obviously, easily provable example, they say they don’t care, because “all politicians lie.”

Calling these fucking morons conscious is an insult to conscious people. It’s one thing to be ignorant. Ignorance is not stupidity. But these people are just straight-up stupid on a level rarely seen before.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,925
Oh man. I missed Cohen’s condemnation of the GOP and when he said he used to do silly things like putting up that dumb poster. I lost it when you could hear the congressman mumble, “it’s not silly”.
 
Oct 25, 2017
795
I’ve met people who honestly don’t believe he lies at all. You present them with examples of his lies, they call it fake news. When you press harder and present even the most obviously, easily provable example, they say they don’t care, because “all politicians lie.”

Calling these fucking morons conscious is an insult to conscious people. It’s one thing to be ignorant. Ignorance is not stupidity. But these people are just straight-up stupid on a level rarely seen before.
Yep. Same reason why people still believe in a flat Earth. Simply put people can choose to be stupid sometimes, and its real hard to reason with willful stupidity.
 
Nov 1, 2017
113
We already knew that, but is are there going to be any consequences for him?
What i see is hopefully Americans smarten up and vote him out. Once he is out in 2020, new york will go full on after him and he will go to jail

I bet they have lots on him they just cant do anything and the republicans will do nothing as usual. what i dont understand is the gamble the republicans are playing. If it is proven he is a russian asset or anything like that, how does the republicans defend their actions in looking the other way? wont that destroy the republican party?
 
Oct 30, 2017
267
Orlando
What i see is hopefully Americans smarten up and vote him out. Once he is out in 2020, new york will go full on after him and he will go to jail

I bet they have lots on him they just cant do anything and the republicans will do nothing as usual. what i dont understand is the gamble the republicans are playing. If it is proven he is a russian asset or anything like that, how does the republicans defend their actions in looking the other way? wont that destroy the republican party?
It's already hanging by a thread.
This, all of it, is an all or nothing last ditch gambit.
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,673
You know, side by side... Seth could probably play him in the movie. Add maybe 15-20 pounds. Work on the mopey frown look. Pretty close.
Ben Stiller was perfect casting in SNL. He could play Cohen perfectly .. he has the accent and verbal mannerisms down to a T.

"I didn't know who you were until today"

Then why the fuck were you at the hearing?

Because movie and book deals !
 
"My loyalty to Mr. Trump has cost me everything: my family’s happiness, friendships, my law license, my company, my livelihood, my honor, my reputation and, soon, my freedom. And I will not sit back, say nothing, and allow him to do the same to the country,. Indeed, given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power, and this is why I agreed to appear before you today."

Unfortunately even after an impeachment process there won't be a peaceful transition of power. Trump supporters will hate the new President, even if he's a Republican.

The Republicans' refusal to work in the hearing yesterday shows that it is already much worse than we ever feared.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,275
This is probably the Prague thing, right? It seemed pretty weird that the were dancing around the Kazakhstan stuff but not bothering to ask any direct questions so I'm guessing this was the end game all along.

edit: oh, having read the article it is the WH position junk? thhhhhpt. Maybe the bank fraud statement thing has some teeth. We'll see.
 
Oct 27, 2017
794
This is probably the Prague thing, right? It seemed pretty weird that the were dancing around the Kazakhstan stuff but not bothering to ask any direct questions so I'm guessing this was the end game all along.
One of them might be Cohen saying he never wanted a job in the White House. IIRC, Republicans submitted a few news articles into the hearing record saying that Cohen allegedly pursued a White House job and was angry when he didn't get a job offer.

Throughout the hearing, Cohen kept insisting all he wanted was to be "personal attorney" to the President - not work in government or the White House.
 

Tya

Member
Oct 30, 2017
569
I thought and have a look what Foxnews reported on this. Surely these people aren't called journalists, right? I mean they probably all have a plastic cast of Trump's asshole so they can lick it multiple times a day.
Foxnews is blatant propaganda that has destroyed the minds of millions of Americans.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,553
One of them might be Cohen saying he never wanted a job in the White House. IIRC, Republicans submitted a few news articles into the hearing record saying that Cohen allegedly pursued a White House job and was angry when he didn't get a job offer.

Throughout the hearing, Cohen kept insisting all he wanted was to be "personal attorney" to the President - not work in government or the White House.
He also stated that he had received job offers that he turned down and that he believes Mueller has proof of that (Presumably phone records).
 
Oct 27, 2017
794
He also stated that he received job offers that he turned down and that he believes Mueller has proof of that (Presumably phone records).
Yeah, I'm not saying the Republicans' case for perjury has merit. Just speculating on what it is they're trying to push.

Cohen also paid for a memo opining that a U.S. president would benefit from having an outside "personal lawyer" in his efforts to convince Trump to give him that title/position. So there is a case that that is what the fool really wanted.
 
Dec 18, 2017
51
Today it feels like things are just back to the new normal. The testimony and proof that Cohen brought to Congress is just going to be background noise as the Republicans will do everything in their power to look the other way.

Astounding that crimes by the POTUS doesn’t get much more attention than a couple of sound bites.

It’s fucked.
 
Oct 25, 2017
566
I’ve met people who honestly don’t believe he lies at all. You present them with examples of his lies, they call it fake news. When you press harder and present even the most obviously, easily provable example, they say they don’t care, because “all politicians lie.”

Calling these fucking morons conscious is an insult to conscious people. It’s one thing to be ignorant. Ignorance is not stupidity. But these people are just straight-up stupid on a level rarely seen before.
Cognitive dissonance is a powerful thing and similar to anti-vaxers, flat earthers, young earthers, etc., trumpers have tied a large part of their identity to believing something. Anything that challenges that belief is wrong in their mind and they will do whatever mental gymnastics are needed to keep themselves comfortable, lest their entire world view collapse around them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,488
Today it feels like things are just back to the new normal. The testimony and proof that Cohen brought to Congress is just going to be background noise as the Republicans will do everything in their power to look the other way.

Astounding that crimes by the POTUS doesn’t get much more attention than a couple of sound bites.

It’s fucked.
Seemed like NPR at least was talking about it this morning.
 
Oct 27, 2017
794
What i see is hopefully Americans smarten up and vote him out. Once he is out in 2020, new york will go full on after him and he will go to jail

I bet they have lots on him they just cant do anything and the republicans will do nothing as usual. what i dont understand is the gamble the republicans are playing. If it is proven he is a russian asset or anything like that, how does the republicans defend their actions in looking the other way? wont that destroy the republican party?
Hopefully, Trump loses 2020 and federal indictments against him are unsealed the day he's out of office. That would be my ideal scenario.

Once Trump no longer has the presidency, and there's a Democrat in the Oval Office, there's no presidential pardon escape clause for Trump and his family.
 
Oct 27, 2017
794
Today it feels like things are just back to the new normal. The testimony and proof that Cohen brought to Congress is just going to be background noise as the Republicans will do everything in their power to look the other way.

Astounding that crimes by the POTUS doesn’t get much more attention than a couple of sound bites.

It’s fucked.
Yesterday's hearing was just one of the first steps in this Congress' oversight activities. Look for more Trump cronies/associates to be called in to testify before various committees. More probing, investigating, overseeing.

Whether or not Trump is impeached/removed, it's going to be a slow steeping education process for the American public: as most of us awaken or deepen our understanding of Trump's criminal activities.
 
Jun 28, 2018
1,068
House Intel Will Call Trump Org Moneyman Allen Weisselberg To Testify
Allen Weisselberg received renewed congressional attention after disgraced Trump fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday repeatedly mentioned the Trump Org CFO as crucial to various aspects of dubiously legal practices by the president, from the Stormy Daniels hush-money payments to potential insurance fraud.

“The Committee anticipates bringing in Mr. Weisselberg,” a Democratic committee aide told The Daily Beast.