Who’s the liar now? Trump or Cohen? According to a BuzzFeed News report, US President Donald Trump instructed Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, to lie to the US Congress. But the US President denies this and firmly states in his Twitter Tweet, “I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called “advice of counsel,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid.”
What Does Michael Cohen Have To Say About These Accusations?
“I don’t think there’s anybody that believes that, first of all, nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through President Donald Trump. I’m done with the lying, I’m done being loyal to President Donald Trump. My first loyalty belongs to my wife, my daughter, my son and this country.” – Michael Cohen
“As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging, what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it.” – Michael Cohen
US President Donald Trump Tweets
“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time. You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get…”
This remark was made by US President Donald Trump, three days after Michael Cohen’s lawyers, in a court filing, asked a judge, to give Michael Cohen no prison time when he is sentenced. In August, Cohen had pleaded guilty, to multiple counts of tax evasion, finance violations of the US Presidential campaign and lying to the bank. Theoretically, Michael Cohen could be sentenced to 70 years in prison, for all the crimes he has been accused of committing.
Lies By Michael Cohen?
Michael Cohen claims he has made “hush hush” payments to two women who have claimed that they have had affairs with the US President, more than a decade back. The two women are Karen McDougal (Playboy model) and Stormy Daniels (porn star). Michael Cohen had once said he was ready to take a bullet for Donald Trump. But now, he pleaded guilty to the US congress, to lying about the US President’s Trump Tower Moscow project. Michael Cohen has also lied to the US Congress, about dealings that the US President has had with Russia.
What lawyers of Michael Cohen have to say,
“Michael is cooperating in a setting in which the legitimacy of the [Russia probe] – and the rationale for its very existence – is regularly questioned publicly and stridently by the President of the United States.” they said, quoting various Tweets and public statements made by US President Donald Trump.
What The White House Has To Say
The BuzzFeed News report was slammed by Hogan Gidley, White House official, who said,
“This is absolutely ludicrous that we are giving any type of credence or credibility to a ‘news outlet’ like BuzzFeed. They are responsible completely and totally for the release of a discredited, proven false dossier. We’re also talking about a person in Michael Cohen, who quite frankly has now been proven to be a liar. He self-admits that he’s a felon. So to give him any credibility, it just doesn’t warrant any response from the White House or this President.”
The Final Words Of The US President?
“Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….”
Laura Caplin was born and raised in the busy city of Oakville. As a journalist, Laura has contributed to many online publications including the Financial Post and Huff Post Canada. In regards to academics, Laura earned a degree in business from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and an master’s degree from Brook. Laura follows the money and covers all aspects of state and federal economy.here at White Pine Tribune.