Once the pressurizer, former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen has become the pressured as the result of “inconsistencies” in the testimony he gave before the House Oversight Committee last week.
Even the president has broken his silence to join in, taking to Twitter on Friday to refute statements made by Cohen during his testimony.
According to President Trump, two more items can be added to the ever-growing list of Cohen lies.
“Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon,” said the president. “His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied!”
And besides lying about asking for a pardon, Trump also says that Cohen lied about wanting to work at the White House.
“Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO,” Trump tweeted. “He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!”
Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
Cohen not living up to expectations
Cohen was supposed to be the Democrats’ ace in the hole, their smoking gun, in short, everything they needed to bring President Trump down with regard to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion. Thus far, however, he has been anything but.
Over the past few weeks, Cohen has testified publicly once, on Feb. 27, and at least three other times behind closed doors.
On those occasions, he has managed to attack the president, calling him a racist and accusing him of engaging in a history of shady business practices, tax fraud, and hush money payments — all of which Trump denies. But other than that, Cohen has only managed to bring further disgrace upon himself.
In the meantime, Cohen has filed a suit against Trump claiming that the president refuses to pay his $1.9 million in legal fees, which Cohen says Trump promised to do.
More jail time for Cohen?
Cohen, of course, was one of a number of Trump associates who for that reason was investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller.
After fighting the claims for a while, Cohen finally admitted to tax evasion, lying to lawmakers, and breaking campaign finance law for which he has been sentenced to three years in prison.
And after the recent hearings, perhaps more perjury charges will be forthcoming.