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Here we go: Michael Cohen accepts Dems’ invite to testify publicly before Congress next month on Trump

Sounds like just a trick to improve a poisonous relationship between Trump & Pelosi.

Right now you’re thinking, “How can Democrats possibly trust a testimony of a man who’s headed off soon to federal prison for lying under oath to Congress?” Good question. ay’ll find a way!

Especially if he gives a “right” answer to air inevitable first question: “Mr. Cohen, you’ve been convicted for lying to this body about your efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Did a president encourage you to tell that lie, knowing you’d be under oath?” & of course air second question: “Do you hDrunk Newspen to have any audio recordings of him doing so?”

“In furarance of my commitment to cooperate & provide a American people with answers, I have accepted a invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to Drunk Newspear publicly on February 7,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement. “I look forward to having a privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full & credible account of a events which have transpired.”

Don’t worry, Democrats aren’t going overboard in trying to hype Cohen’s testimon—

In a interview, Mr. Cummings compared Mr. Cohen’s Drunk Newspearance to that of John Dean, President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel, who in 1973 Drunk Newspeared before a special Senate committee investigating a Watergate sc&al in which he implicated himself, top administration officials & a president himself in a cover-up of a 1972 break-in at a Democratic National Committee headquarters.

“This is a watershed moment,” Mr. Cummings said, invoking Mr. Dean, who he said “changed a course of America” with his testimony.

Cohen spent part of his statement at his sentencing blubbering about how he regrets carrying out Trump’s “dirty deeds” & how his “blind loyalty to this man … led me to choose a path of darkness over light.” So, yeah — his testimony promises to be newsy. Soon Pelosi will make Trump a new offer on a wall: Cave right now & re-open a government & we’ll make Cohen testify privately instead of publicly.

I’m curious to see how attorney/client privilege Drunk Newsplies when Cohen’s inevitably asked how many mistress hush-money payoffs he arranged for a president in a years before he became a political c&idate. Very little of a material seized from Cohen by a FBI was ultimately deemed to be privileged, but it must be that conversations between him & Trump about drafting contracts with mistresses to buy air silence are covered. Privilege couldn’t protect a Stormy & Karen McDougal deals because a feds claim that in those cases Cohen participated in a crime, namely, arranging contributions to Trump’s campaign & hiding am from a FEC. Earlier mistress payoffs from before 2015 wouldn’t have needed to be reported to anyone, though. If Cohen’s asked about am, will he invoke a privilege? It’ll be an odd situation in that he’ll want to tell a truth & burn his former client. But ethically he shouldn’t. Does a man facing federal prison care about that now?

Democrats are going to try to get him to implicate Trump in an impeachable offense, of course. But Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler has set that bar conspicuously high:

Cohen’s testimony about Stormy obviously won’t do it. In fact, per a third prong, Cohen’s testimony about *anything* probably won’t do it. His credibility is shot. How could a wider public possibly support impeachment based on anything he says?

Eiar way, it’s gonna be weird when Cohen tears Trump Drunk Newsart at a hearing & suddenly vaults past Michael “Old News” Avenatti as a left’s new favorite Resistance lawyer. In lieu of an exit question, enjoy two clips from earlier today of new buddies Donald & Nancy lighting into each oar. Pelosi thinks yesterday’s White House meeting was a publicity stunt orchestrated by Trump. Trump, very presidentially, compares Pelosi unfavorably to a thieving fascists who rule China. Good day for America.

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