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Michael Cohen testimony before Congress

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    As everyone knows, Michael Cohen is making three appearances before Congressional committees, but the only open to the public hearing is before the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Cohen has provided an advance copy of his opening statement to that committee. It is really damning to Trump. See the link below:

    TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    All I can say is WOW. This is the beginning of the end for Trump. Justice is being served.

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    He has paper evidence to collaborate his testimony. Unsupported testimony is sensational but hard to act upon. The papers Cohen mentioned sound to be directly linked to Trump. It will be interesting to see Senator Lindsey Graham's reaction.

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    "Nice place you got here. It would be a shame if something happened to it".

    Trump has had connections with the mob for 30 years, so its not surprising that many of his supporters have mob leanings. The latest is Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, who apparently is engaged in a bit of witness intimidation (which is a felony):

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/26/rep-matt-gaetz-tweets-apparent-threat-michael-cohen/2996444002/

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    All I can say about his opening statement is...WOW.
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    Cohen turned the hearing into accusing the Republicans of the same blind loyalty to protect Trump at all costs that he was guilty of. He saw the light and was discussed of what Trump was turning the country into. He accused the Republicans of what he was ashamed. Cohen is ASMF.
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    I have always advised people to not light the fuse unless they can handle the outcome. Repugs lit Cohen's fuse and now they are finding out why Cohen was Trump's fixer for 10 years. His personal appearance belies the smart fighter. One of if not the best congressional hearings I have seen.
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    The 23 most consequential lines from Cohen's testimony make for interesting reading:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/politics/michael-cohen-donald-trump-oversight-committee-russia/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0W9Zvnd11HJdecNd9N8TsTsKJSuN4qsTVFqomKksJxm1dFsua6nfwpp8I

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    I look forward to some news coverage when I get home. Sounds very interesting. The thug or mafia comments made by some are despicable. In my opinion that is witness tampering and punishment should follow.
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    I watched a few minutes of the grilling, talk about a snake pit.
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    I watched the whole thing. I didn't plan it that way but I got hooked -- history in the making. Cohen and the Democrats on the committee covered a lot of territory that will be followed up and talked about for months and years. It will be the start of Donald Trump's journey to civilian status. This is just one step big step for justice.

    Republicans didn't do anything but attack Cohen and the whole hearing. They looked like a bunch of thugs, especially Mark Meadows and Jim Jordon.

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    AOC questioned Cohen about Trump devaluing real estate to pay a fraction of the taxes. Upon Cohen acknowledging it commonly is done, she asked if having his tax returns would allow further investigation into the tax evasion. Cohen agreed it would be a good idea. Wow.

    Tried to find the video on YouTube but perhaps it's too soon. She is great at getting to the point with well worded questions.

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    Cohen opened up a lot of potential problems for Trump. He has three years of inflated financial statements when Trump was trying to get a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills in 14. Its a crime to lie to US banks but I dont know about foreign banks. Might be of interest to the IRS.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I watched the whole thing. I didn't plan it that way but I got hooked -- history in the making. Cohen and the Democrats on the committee covered a lot of territory that will be followed up and talked about for months and years. It will be the start of Donald Trump's journey to civilian status. This is just one step big step for justice.

    Republicans didn't do anything but attack Cohen and the whole hearing. They looked like a bunch of thugs, especially Mark Meadows and Jim Jordon.

    That's the huge difference between democrats and repugs, repugs circle the wagons when red meat is out, democrats throw their own to the wolves. Should we be shocked that the GOP supports their crooked president?
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    I looked at about half of it; my conclusion is: I've never seen such an "kindergarten" as this. It is time they learn to have an "REAL" productive meeting. If I would act like Meadows or Jordan in an meeting at our company, I would have been tossed out.

    Already right at the start Meadows screamed and wanted some nutty thing to get rid of the whole proceedings. Cummins was an typical "sweet" Democrat who allowed way too much "garbage" to float up. Like the total idiot of Meadows who hired in an black girl standing up to prove that Trump was not an racist. Sorry the "rules" for such meetings should be drastically changed. A bunch of amateurs! At the start of the meeting there should have been an very clear and strong message, that this meeting SOLELY was to get Cohen to tell what he knew about Trump's "world"; thus not that Cohen could be "torpedoed/attacked"; because he was solely invited to tell his side what he knew about Trump . Then also the "chairman" should have said: the one's who don't follow these rules will be removed.

    Sorry the way I looked at it, means that the "stupid" part of this country is totally uneducated and has no manners at all, let alone on how to hold an discussion; yes indeed Meadows and Jordan an some others do come from the "stupid" States. The same as McConnell etc. If we want these type of people to run our country, then it is down the drain, like happens in any other "uneducated" country.

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    Dutch Wrote:

    I looked at about half of it; my conclusion is: I've never seen such an "kindergarten" as this. It is time they learn to have an "REAL" productive meeting. If I would act like Meadows or Jordan in an meeting at our company, I would have been tossed out.

    Already right at the start Meadows screamed and wanted some nutty thing to get rid of the whole proceedings. Cummins was an typical "sweet" Democrat who allowed way too much "garbage" to float up. Like the total idiot of Meadows who hired in an black girl standing up to prove that Trump was not an racist. Sorry the "rules" for such meetings should be drastically changed. A bunch of amateurs! At the start of the meeting there should have been an very clear and strong message, that this meeting SOLELY was to get Cohen to tell what he knew about Trump's "world"; thus not that Cohen could be "torpedoed/attacked"; because he was solely invited to tell his side what he knew about Trump . Then also the "chairman" should have said: the one's who don't follow these rules will be removed.

    Sorry the way I looked at it, means that the "stupid" part of this country is totally uneducated and has no manners at all, let alone on how to hold an discussion; yes indeed Meadows and Jordan an some others do come from the "stupid" States. The same as McConnell etc. If we want these type of people to run our country, then it is down the drain, like happens in any other "uneducated" country.

    Hey Dutch! I live in Ohio. That being said Jim Jordan is an idiot.