Michael Cohen appears in Washington D.C. this week for three days of testimony in front of Congressional members.
Trump employed Michael Cohen as his personal attorney until May 2018; Cohen had been POTUS’s attorney before he assumed office.
The Mueller Special Counsel investigation led to Cohen pleading guilty on August 21, 2018, to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and bank fraud. Cohen said he violated campaign finance laws “at the direction of” Trump and “for the principal purpose of influencing” the 2016 election.
In his guilty plea with the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Cohen acknowledged submitting false letters and statements to both the House and Senate intelligence committees.
In November 2018, Cohen entered a second guilty plea for lying to a Senate committee. There, Cohen lied about the timeline and nature of a real estate venture that the Trump Organization had pursued for decades, including into the 2016 election. Cohen also claimed that he acted on behalf of Trump during the election when he paid hush money to women who claimed they had separate affairs with Trump years before. In December 2018, he was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
Cohen has been disbarred in his home state of New York. He is scheduled to report to prison on May 6, 2019.
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On Tuesday, outspoken Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz spoke out about Cohen on Twitter. Mainstream media sources have called this Tweet “witness tampering,” a “threat,” akin to “mob mentality.” The Tweet has now been deleted, but said:
“Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”Matt Gaetz, Twitter, 2/26/2019
Nancy Pelosi issued a statement on Twitter in response to the comments made by Representative Gaetz, reminding members of Congress to be more “mindful” with what they say on social media or to the press. Ironically, this is the first time this Congressional term that the Speaker has called out a member of Congress for attention-grabbing remarks – how ironic that she chose to defend Jussie Smollett, but suggest that Gaetz be monitored by an Ethics Committee.
As of 1:30 AM CST, CNN has already released five articles on Rep. Gaetz’s statement on Twitter, even though Pelosi made her statements as little as three hours ago. The mainstream media has exploded with hyperbolic op-eds on Gaetz’s Tweet. We especially enjoyed the “mob mentality” reference. Anyone remember that phrase used during the Kavanaugh hearings and the Midterm Election? Us, too. Just as Q warned, the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party (fake news) is projecting the “mob” and “mafia” terms onto Republicans. We made a graphic to remind those who forgot. Click to open and download the full size.