“You are going to find me guilty of campaign finance, with McDougal or Stormy, and give me three years—really? And how come I’m the only one? I didn’t work for the campaign. I worked for him. And how come I’m the one that’s going to prison? I’m not the one that slept with the porn star.”
— Michael Cohen, quoted by the New Yorker.
53% to 35%
A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday found voters saying – by a 50% to 35% margin – that they believe Michael Cohen more than his former boss. The only groups who believe Trump more than Cohen are Republicans (79% to 11%), whites without college degrees (50% to 37%) and white men (51% to 37%).”
“I did the same thing you’re doing now for 10 years… protecting Mr. Trump. The more people that follow Mr. Trump blindly are going to suffer the same consequences I’m suffering.”
— Michael Cohen, testifying at the House Oversight Committee hearing yesterday.
“The interesting thing is that there hasn’t been one Republican yet who has tried to defend the president on the substance, and I think that’s something that should be concerning to the White House. Why are no Republicans standing up and defending the president on the substance?”
— Former Gov. Chris Christie (R), in an interview on ABC News about the Michael Cohen hearings.
A new Monmouth poll finds that more than 62% of Americans believe that President Trump was aware that people like Roger Stone, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort or others tried to conceal information from federal investigators and 50% believe that he personally asked at least some of them to do it. The poll also finds the public remains divided on Moscow’s sway over Trump with 55% saying the president’s family either definitely (32%) or probably (23%) has financial interests or other ties to Russia that influence how Trump deals with that country.
President Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen paid a technology expert to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, the Wall Street Journal reports. John Gauger, the owner of Red Finch Solutions and chief information officer at Liberty University, said Cohen offered him $50,000 to rig two online polls. Cohen handed Gauger a Walmart bag loaded with about $12,000 in cash during a 2015 meeting at Cohen’s Trump Organization office, but he never paid him the remainder of the promised $50,000.
Jonathan Swan: “A number scaring the hell out of the Trumps: 119. … The equation: 70 hours of Michael Cohen interviews with Mueller’s team + 30 hours of interviews with former White House counsel Don McGahn + 19 Michael Flynn interviews with prosecutors.”
The Democratic Party is where it’s at.
It’s the Big Tent Party and all that.
They don’t care what you’ve done,
They’ll take anyone.
Indeed, Michael Cohen just registered Democrat.
So far, there’s been 40 indictments, all tolled,
And Papadopolis and Cohen have come in from the cold.
But the day we’ll remember,
Come 2020’s November,
Is the day that Paul Manafort rolled.