Michael Cohen confessed to the one thing that left Donald Trump’s jaw on the floor
Michael Cohen appeared before the House Oversight Committee.
That was step one in the Democrats’ plan to impeach Donald Trump.
And then Cohen confessed to the one thing that left Donald Trump’s jaw on the ground.
Cohen is going to jail for lying to Congress.
He is also going to jail for violating campaign finance law by making supposed “hush money” payments to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
Cohen claimed these payments were made at Donald Trump’s direction and that he was reimbursed by Trump.
Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign. I did that, too – without bothering to consider whether that was improper, much less whether it was the right thing to do or how it would impact me, my family, or the public.
However, Cohen may have done Trump an unintentional favor.
To be guilty of violating FEC laws, Trump would have to know the payments were illegal.
Here, Cohen – who is a lawyer himself – confessed to not knowing the payments were illegal.
Trump is no lawyer.
He was counting on Cohen to follow the law.
The rest of Cohen’s testimony was a listing of every Democrat complaint about Trump.
Trump’s a “racist”. Trump’s a “tax cheat”. Trump’s a “liar”.
They go in one ear and out the other.
But the heart of Cohen’s testimony was supposedly implicating President Trump in a crime.
He failed to do that with this appearance.