Excerpts from Rush Limbaugh’s commentary:
……Cohen has also lied in a big way under oath today. During Republican questioning earlier this morning, one member of Congress said (summarized exchange), “You really wanted to be chief of staff, right? You really wanted to be in the administration? And that’s why you’re here today, right? Because you got passed over, because you’re not in the administration. Trump didn’t offer you anything, and your nose is out of joint and you’re here because you’re ticked off that after all the work you’ve done and all the loyalty, you were not given an administration job.”
Cohen said, “No, sir. No, sir. I didn’t want to go to work for the administration. I had no desire to work for the administration! I wanted more independence than that.” Well, shortly after that, Eric Trump tweeted, “Michael was lobbying everyone to be chief of staff. It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?” And then Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “Nailed it. It really was the biggest joke of the entire transition. The beginning of his bitterness was when he realized it was never gonna happen.”
So Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are claiming that Cohen was desperate to be chief of staff — desperate to move up, desperate to be hired by Trump to actually matter in the administration — and wasn’t. But we don’t have to rely on just these two guys. Are you ready for this? If you go consult the sentencing report for Cohen from the Southern District of New York… I’ll remind you again: Cohen said today he did not seek, he did not want, and he had no ambition for a job in the White House. But the Southern District sentencing report says this.
Quote, “During and after the campaign Cohen told friends and colleagues, including in seized text messages, that he expected to be given a prominent role and title in the administration.” Cohen today said that he was “blindly loyal” to Trump, and that was one of his big mistakes. But on page 24 of the Southern District sentencing report, it says this: “This was not an act of blind loyalty. Cohen relished the status of ultimate fixer.” The Southern District even says that he lied at his sentencing.
He blamed his accountant for underreporting income to the IRS when the Southern District says that he did not provide his accountant with the information the accountant needed about his income. The guy is lying through his teeth today, folks. You know, I think it was Jim Jordan, but it may have been Mark Meadows. But it was Jim Jordan who was really jamming (paraphrased exchange), “You really wanted to be in the administration, and you didn’t get it, and that’s why we’re here today. Right, Mr. Cohen?
“You wanted to step up with the president. You wanted a plum job. You wanted counsel or something in the administration, and you were passed over, and you didn’t get it, and that’s why you’re here today!” And Cohen said (sputtering), “No, I had… No, I — I — I didn’t want that! I — I specifically didn’t want to be in the Trump administration.” Yet the Southern District New York sentencing report is as plain as day: “During and after the campaign, Cohen told friends and colleagues…” This would be during the transition.
“During and after the campaign, Cohen told friends and colleagues, including in seized text messages, that he expected to be given a prominent role and title in the administration.” Now, stop and think about that for a second. This guy was telling everybody that he was a big guy. He was telling everybody that he was the president’s right-hand man, that he was gonna be moving up and he was gonna have some big gig. Now Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are saying he was openly lobbying for chief of staff, and he got shut out. He got nothing.
And here he is today spilling his guts, getting all of that resentment and hatred for Trump out on behalf of the Democrat Party.
Looks like Cohen stuck his foot in his mouth and opened up the possibility of more criminal charges:
Up next, Mark Meadows, North Carolina, is asking Cohen about his contracts with foreign entities and this is the response here.
MEADOWS: I’m concerned about your lies today. Under your testimony just a few minutes ago, to me, you indicated that you had contracts with foreign entities and yet we have a truth in testimony disclosure form which requires you to list those foreign contracts for the last two years, and you put NA on there, and that’s a criminal offense to not have that accurately. So when were you lying? Either in the testimony to me earlier today or when you filled out the form?
I just entered a referral for criminal investigation of Michael Cohen, who violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by illegally lobbying on behalf of foreign entities without registering
Cohen talks about "blind loyalty." His real blind loyalty? It's to the almighty dollar.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) February 27, 2019
This entire shitshow is brought to you by a party of unhinged Dems who cannot stand the fact that Hillary lost and President Trump is succeeding in erasing Obama’s damage to America.
The leftwing Deep State really didn’t believe Trump would win the election. As an ‘insurance policy‘ during the campaign, the FBI, James Comey, the Hillary campaign, a reprobate former MI6 agent, and the Obama regime all had a hand in producing and paying for a lurid, fabricated dossier which was then used to secure a warrant from the FISA court under fraudulent claims, to spy on the Trump campaign.
Former MI6 operative, Christopher Steele, was hired by Fusion GPS, a corporate espionage firm, to dig up dirt on Trump but came up with a fabricated smear instead. Not deterred by the total implausibility of the story described in the dossier, GPS shopped the dossier to the liberal media and paid journos to feed the fake story to the press with predictable results; the left wing morons at Buzzfeed and CNN jumped at the chance to print the fake news.
The FBI even offered $50,000 to Steele for information. Comey knew about the Steele dossier and that it had been paid for by the DNC, but he never told Trump. He lied to the FISA court as well. As a matter of fact, the shitbag signed off on FISA applications based on the same lurid dossier he knew was ‘salacious’. Christopher Steele was passing information to Bruce Ohr, who was giving it to the FBI.
The Obama regime paid almost one million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to GPS.
Comey, Hillary, and the entire Obama regime belong in prison.
When it comes to the application of law, there’s one set of rules for Dems, and another set for everyone else.
Just wait until Trump is reelected. If you thought the 2016 meltdown was entertaining, 2020 will be a an encore of epic proportions.