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Nothing to Lose: Cohen's Testimony Against Trump

Updated on February 28, 2019

Anyone who watched the hours long testimony of Trump's once personal attorney, Michael Cohen, drew many conclusions. Unless you are truly unbiased, the conclusions probably follow along party lines to a certain degree. If you are Democrat, Cohen provided many interesting facts and insights as to how Trump operates, which can be seen today in Trump's White House. The facts Cohen provided were verified with actual physical evidence, such as Trump's personal check of $35,000 sent to Cohen to help payoff the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels to hide a sex affair before the 2016 election.

Cohen's insight into the Russian connection was valuable. Now, we see and can reason why Trump was so easy and friendly on Russia and Putin. It all makes sense. Trump did not think he would win the election. In the background, he continue to work on the Trump Tower deal with Russia through 2016. After all, it was worth millions of dollars to him. That is what Trump Inc. is all about. It is not a crime. Putin was even offered a presidential suite in the planned Moscow Tower, free of charge. Trump had his then wife scout for potential locations in the area and a specific one was found. According to Cohen, the real estate deal failed when the Trump organization could not "own" the land where the tower was to be built.

None of this is a crime unless negotiations did continue AFTER Trump had became president. Even then, because of the murky separation between Trump and his business, one could say it is not because his family members are running the business (even though, Trump would have personal gain from a successful deal).

Regardless, it really does explain Trump's motive for being so pro-Putin and Russia in his comments. It makes sense because Putin would have to approve it.

Cohen had nothing to lose. For him to tell lies again would only help Trump and even a more harsh prison sentence. His shining moment is when he turned to the Republican Trump attack dogs and told them that the way they are acting now by defending Trump is just like he had done for 10 years. The Republican senators were horrendous in that all they did was to attack Cohen's past history and lies. They did their best to discredit a man that is already fried. They were not asking even one question regarding Trump! They were all blinded and devoted to Trump, just like Cohen once was.

Cohen revealed that the reason why Trump never released his tax returns is that Trump feared that tax lawyers would cause an audit. Funny, because Trump said he could not release his tax returns because they were already under an audit! Of course, experts all say that was just another lie.

Both Trump and Cohen are liars. Trump has been proven to lie or give false facts numerous times, and yet, his blind followers refuse to acknowledge it. They always make excuses for them and him. Cohen is going to jail for lies he made to defend Trump until he no longer could. He turned on Trump and now Trump's followers are attacking Cohen for it.

The Republicans are filled with hypocrisy. Only a few sane Republicans are willing to stand up to the mobster in the White House. Sickening.


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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      He is telling the truth and has nothing to gain now.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • Leland Johnson profile image

      Leland Johnson 

      2 years ago from Midland MI

      when did Trump lie to congress?

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Interesting.....30% are People. Wonder what the rest of us are?

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Cohen was well coached prior, he put forth information to harm Trump that was suggested to him to bring forth, while at the same time I am sure he tried to withhold any information that would make himself look worse, or Trump look any better, whenever possible.

      The Republicans pounding away at how untrustworthy his information is, how he has lied in the past, how he has broken laws is required for such a dog and pony show... all Cohen is right now is a tool trying to keep from doing even more jail time.

      I do like your summarization, its appreciated, lord knows I wasn't going to waste any time watching it or listening to the news about it.

      I really could care less what the nancy Pelosi or maxine Waters types have to say about Trump, or any of his 'crimes'... the criminals are trying to convict the flamboyant billionaire turned President... it would make for a good tv show (IE - Westwing) but this is reality and that makes this truly deplorable... Trump was sent to Washington because the people were sick of the corruption and politics-as-normal in D.C. and this is just the corruption fighting back against the people's choice.

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      2 years ago from Carson City

      Kathleen......I looked it up...LOL..."Hell's Bells" is an exclamation used to express frustration or surprise. The original expression was "Hell's Bells and a bucket of blood." So, now we know.

      Yes, I did hear Elijah Cummings and his closing remarks. He nearly made me cry. I am duly impressed by his sincerity, humanity and common sense. He gave a brief but profound message that I truly believe was well-received by everyone in the room, regardless of party. (Maybe I should say I certainly HOPE it was well-received.) I can't justify anyone having argument with what he said. The applause was loud and spontaneous.

      What I appreciated more than anything was the fact that there was not the slightest hint of any political BIAS in his words.........Ditto on the Amen.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      LOL, the last time I heard, Hell's Bell's, was when my dad said it when he was alive. I recall asking him what it meant, he had no idea!

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hell's Bells! Let's elect Rep. Cummings! Did you hear his closing remarks? AMEN!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Yes, the pieces are starting to fall into place, for sure. When Trump was asked about the Cohen hearing while he was in Vietnam, not only did he not answer, he banned the news agency from future press meeting

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      Mike Russo 

      2 years ago from Placentia California

      That hearing confirmed many of my suspicions. I can't wait to hear what the southern district of New York has to say. Trump's attack dogs are only concerned about one thing, that is getting re-elected. They put themselves above the needs of the country by supporting Trump.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Only thing.....they are not supposed to lie to congress and to the special counsel, which they all have done. Including Trump.

      And, this does not explain why Cambridge Analytica, Wikileaks, and Internet reasearch agency all were working so hard to get Trump elected......if it was only about Trump Tower, Moscow.

      Nor does it explain the illegal stuff Kris Kobach was doing.....if they didn’t want to win, why bother?

      Nor why all the fake news was anti Hillary, pro Trump, pro Stein and pro Sanders.

      SOMEONE wanted him to win.

      By hook or crook. Crook it was.


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