Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress - Bent Corner

BuzzFeed News reported last night that President Donald Trump directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his dealings with Russia over a proposed real estate deal in Moscow.

From BuzzFeed News:

The special counsel’s office learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.

Also reported in the same article was that Trump’s children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump were heavily involved in the Moscow deal. Donald Trump Jr. then lied about his level of involvement when he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September of 2017.

It’s a witch hunt!

Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress - Bent Corner
Demon-Possessed Witch from Magic: The Gathering (Art: Ryan Pancoast).

From reading the BuzzFeed News article, it certainly seems as though Robert Mueller has the goods on House of Trump. If his investigation is indeed a witch hunt, it would certainly seem Donald Trump has surrounded himself with a lot of witches. I can almost smell the brimstone and eye of newt here in Hagerstown, about 80 miles from Washington D.C.

Does it even matter?

I’m not sure any of this even matters. I wouldn’t put it past Trump to not only pardon his children but also himself. The U.S. Constitution gives the president absolute power to issue pardons as he sees fit. It doesn’t say anything about a president not pardoning himself. The other two branches of government, the Legislative or the Judicial have the power or the authority to rescind pardons.

I don’t think the framers of our Constitution ever envisioned someone like Donald Trump being president.

Would Trump’s followers, the 39 percent of the population who support him, even care if he pardoned himself? I don’t think they would. I think they’d just chalk it up to owning the libs. They’ve supported him up until now. Why would this make them stop?

Update

It now looks like this entire story is as fake as trickle-down economics. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is disputing the entire BuzzFeed News story.

Author: Rick Rottman

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One thought on “Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress”

  1. “Consider the source!” ANY news coming from an agency that calls themselves Buzzfeed should automatically prompt suspicion. Right or left, I think the internet has forced newsagents to abandon honesty and ethics in order to get a story out there instead of get the truth out there. Sadly, this flames the fire of fake news.

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