Is there a cap on the number of lies one can tell even after hitting rock bottom? That’s what everyone is wondering as they watch Michael Cohen’s testimony.
Leading up to the bombshell testimony, Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen planned to expose the president for who is in a prepared statement.
In a copy obtained by the New York Times, Cohen, who pleaded guilty in November for lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russia probe during the 2016 presidential election, called Trump “a racist,” “a conman,” and a “cheat.”
CNN‘s Anderson Cooper sees Cohen sharing a similarity with the equally corrupt commander in chief.
During Tuesday’ segment on Anderson Cooper 360° the show’s host stated, “There is no doubt that Michael Cohen has lied, and lied a lot.”
“He lied while working for Donald Trump, for his company. He lied on TV promoting Trump’s campaign. And he lied under oath to Congress.”
“He’s a convicted felon.”
But Cooper did point out one thing that sets the two apart.
“The difference between him and President Trump is that Cohen has admitted to lying. The president has not.”
Cooper went on to make a succint description for the unscrupulous attorney that came off sounding like a tongue-twister. Whether it was intentional or not, the host nailed it and left us stupefied.
It was a mouthful and couldn’t be more accurate.
“A known liar who lied for another known liar because the liar told him to lie and paid him to lie.”
"When Cohen testifies… it will be a known liar, who lied for another known liar, because the liar told him to lie and paid him to lie…"
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Twitter added their observations about Cohen’s testimony.
With one big difference – Cohen has no incentive to lie any further. His sentence can only grow longer, if he lies again.
— Parvez Ahmed (@parvezahmed) February 27, 2019
He lied for Trump & is now under oath. It would be an epic lack of judgement to lie under to Congress. I would bet on Cohen being truthful & Trump being lying Trump, per usual.
— MorningNews (@2017Newacct) February 27, 2019
Earlier during Cohen’s testimony, he expressed his regrets in trusting Trump and dedicating his loyalty to him.
“Never in a million years did I imagine when I accepted a job in 2007 to work for Donald Trump that he would one day run for the presidency, to launch a campaign on a platform of hate and intolerance and actively win. I regret the day I said yes to Mr. Trump.”
And the self-shaming continued.
“I am ashamed of my weakness and my misplaced loyalty, of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him.”
“I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s elicit 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, and he is a cheat.”
Ahead of today’s testimony, House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings told CNN that if Cohen lies again, he will turn the false statements over to the Department of Justice.
“I have made it abundantly clear to Mr. Cohen that if he comes here today and he does not tell us the truth, I will be the first one to refer those untruthful statements to DOJ. SO when people say he doesn’t have anything to lose, he has a lot to lose if he lies.”
Everyone is glued to their monitors watching the live broadcast airing on major networks including ABC, CBS and NBC, and all eyes are on Cohen’s nose.
You can watch the entire segment with Anderson Cooper in the YouTube clip below.