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Michael Cohen to testify publicly on Capitol Hill - 2/27

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  1. Harrisment

    Harrisment i had suffice

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    https://www.npr.org/2019/02/20/6964...el-cohen-to-testify-on-capitol-hill-next-week

    Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET

    President Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is set to appear on Capitol Hill next week to give highly anticipated testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    The hearing was originally scheduled for earlier in the month but was delayed after Cohen cited "threats" from the president and attorney Rudy Giuliani.

    "I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen's public testimony before the oversight committee is back on, despite efforts by some to intimidate his family members and prevent him from appearing," said Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in a statement on Wednesday.
     
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    https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/2019-02-20 Oversight Committee Hearing Memo re. Michael Cohen.pdf

    SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF HEARING

    After consulting with the Department of Justice and with Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman Cummings has set the scope for the Oversight Committee’s hearing with Mr. Cohen to address the following issues:

    • the President’s debts and payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 election;
    • the President’s compliance with financial disclosure requirements;
    • the President’s compliance with campaign finance laws;
    • the President’s compliance with tax laws;
    • the President’s potential and actual conflicts of interest;
    • the President’s business practices;
    • the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.;
    • the accuracy of the President’s public statements;
    • potentially fraudulent or inappropriate practices by the Trump Foundation; and
    • public efforts by the President and his attorney to intimidate Mr. Cohen or others
    not to testify.

    Mr. Cohen has agreed to testify voluntarily and in public before the Oversight Committee. He will not be under subpoena.

    On February 28, 2019, the day after Mr. Cohen testifies before the Oversight Committee, he will appear in closed session before the Intelligence Committee. The scope of the Oversight Committee’s open public hearing will not include questions relating to the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of efforts by Russia and other foreign entities to influence the U.S. political process during and since the 2016 U.S. election, and the counterintelligence threat arising from any links or coordination between U.S. persons and the Russian government, including any financial or other compromise or leverage foreign actors may possess over Donald Trump, his family, his business interests, or his associates. Among other lines of inquiry within its jurisdiction and the investigative parameters it announced on February 6, 2019, the Intelligence Committee’s closed interview also will examine in depth Mr. Cohen’s prior false statements to the Intelligence Committee.
     
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    Why do I imagine him talking like Joe Pescii with Don Juan Trump in the stands giving him the stink eye of death?
     
  4. Harrisment

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    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/26/michael-cohen-testimony-congress-1186702

    Cohen will present document to criminally implicate Trump

    The president's former lawyer will publicly accuse Donald Trump of a crime over three days of Capitol Hill testimony this week.


    By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and MATTHEW CHOI


    02/26/2019 11:12 AM EST


    Updated 02/26/2019 06:48 PM EST

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, plans to offer up a document to lawmakers that he claims will show the president engaged in criminal conduct related to a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a person familiar with his planned congressional testimony.

    The person said the document will refute a claim by Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney, that Cohen used a $35,000 a month retainer from Trump as reimbursement for paying off Daniels. Cohen — who will soon report to prison for a three-year sentence tied to a litany of tax fraud and lying charges — is scheduled to appear Wednesday in a public House hearing, and will also testify privately on Tuesday and Thursday before Senate and House investigators.

    During his testimony, Cohen also plans to address a much-discussed BuzzFeed report that the president ordered him to lie to Congress about business dealings in Russia during the campaign. The story initially sparked impeachment speculation, but was later thrown into question when special counsel Robert Mueller’s office took the rare step of issuing a carefully worded denial of certain elements of the piece.

    “He’ll explain exactly why he lied and how he came to lie,” said the person familiar with Cohen’s testimony.

    More broadly, Cohen will go into personal and character accusations against Trump, saying the president made racist remarks in front of him such as questioning the intelligence of African-Americans, according to the person.

    After testifying behind closed doors on Tuesday, Cohen told reporters he's looking forward to Wednesday's hearing so he can "tell the American people my story."

    "At this point in time I really appreciate the opportunity that was given to me to clear the record and to tell the truth," Cohen said. "I'm going to let the American people decide exactly who is telling the truth."
     
  5. Harrisment

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    Just a little witness tampering from the new Devin Nunes

     
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    Do people not realize Trump has enough money to write Daniels a check from his bank account?

    What could his surprise document be?
     
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    It's all theatrics. Anything he tells Congress he already told Mueller... and he's the guy that can actually file charges.
     
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    @MojoMan getting his lowest common denominator cartoons ready & @Cohete Rojo still doing his homework so he doesn’t have to post irrelevant videos
     
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    A quid pro quo document with Russia
     
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    C-SPAN has strong liberal bias, even has all the letters from the Clinton News Network.

    WAKE UP SHEEPLE. THE GAME IS OVER BEFORE IT STARTED. NEVER GET INVOLVED IN A LAND WAR IN ASIA.

    GAWD WHERE'S MY BLOOD PRESSURE PILLS AND MY HANNITY PODCAST ON QUEUE

    WHY AMI STILL TYPING
     
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    Oh boy. Here’s a copy of Cohen’s testimony he’s presenting tomorrow: https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthe...imized/full.pdf?smid=nytcore-ios-share#page=1

     
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    Mueller’s pushback on the Buzzfeed article makes a lot more sense now

     
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    Damn... if Cohen taped the convo Trump had with Stone in the room on speaker phone or can be coaberated in some way that’s pretty damning stuff. The guy is a traitor if true. He should have called the FBI... not said “wouldn’t that be great”.

    Looks like Stone really is as important to the collusion question as Mueller was hinting all along that he was. My guess is Trump and his inner circle were all complicit and coordinated their political campaigning with Stones filling in on what Assange was about to release when it was being released, and Manafort was the guy on the campaign who initially feeded what he could to the Russians. When Manafort left the campaign that’s the big question about how they did or didn’t communicate back to Russia. Which might be why Trump had to do it in public (Russia if you are listening...).

    Cohen really is helplines fill in a ton of details even just with a little bit of context here and there we don’t get with the Mueller filings. Assuming Cohen is telling the truth in this case which is why Trumpers will need Cohen to have a recording or other evidence for that claim to not be attacked at nauseum.

    So yeah ... if this claim comes with evidence, it fills in a bit piece on the collusion question, and makes the story a bit more complete and contextualized. Although we shouldn’t be that shocked. Still crazy to see it there in writing under the threat of purjery.
     
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    When you look back and you think of the Trump orbit as an actual propaganda media committee more than a real political governing body, what they did and what they do makes so much more sense.

    They aren’t the Ronald Reagan administration or even the Nixon Administration. They are Black, Manafort, and Stone but in 2019 with Trump taking over for Black. They are nothing more than a political disinformation firm. Everything they do is around a sole mission statement of misinformation and manipulation.

    Take the NK Summit. They aren’t there to denuke the Peninsula. This is nothing more than a stage set and an act to propogate and manipulate an audience. Every action taken is nothing more than a strategic decision made with the sole purpose of manipulating their audience.
     
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    Can the American people file a class action lawsuit against Trump and his family?I don't even care about jail time as long as his name is wiped off from any form of legitimate business and his wealth vaporized.

    Obviously I'm a long suffering victim of TDS, but I'll gladly give my 2 dollar share to the smug idiots who don't support Trump but will gladly unroll every witch-hunt talking point to whomever will listen.
     
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    Why do you want him to lose his wealth. Dont hurt yourself being a hater

    He didn't get his money illegally. Dont wory yourself. Plenty of rich jerks
     

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