Early Thursday morning word broke that President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen had pleaded guilty to lying to Congress during its investigation into possible Russian collusion.
Following the announcement, the perpetually hysterical left broke into cheers of gleeful applause over the belief that the president would soon be the next one to be indicted.
Here’s just a small sample of the left’s unrestrained glee:
To help Trump, Cohen lied to Congress about Trump’s business interests in Russia. The President’s own denials during the campaign were also false or misleading, and underscore the importance of investigating any financial entanglement between Trump and Russia.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 29, 2018
Folks need to remember when Michael Cohen was negotiating the deal with “Russia” for Trump, he was not negotiating like a regular business transaction. The plea agreement says he was negotiating with Kremlin *OFFICIALS* — not private businesspersons. This is no ordinary biz.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) November 29, 2018
It’s fun to think about trump going down, followed by pence leading to President Pelosi.
— Imani Gandy Cane ???? (@AngryBlackLady) November 29, 2018
Oh he’s going down. Question is what for and if he can avoid it by giving incriminating evidence on Trump. Beyond that the question is how reliable of a witness he is / compelling the Trump evidence is.
On the former we have already seen how he’ll be attacked. On the latter: pic.twitter.com/ctle9cL2yC
— Justin Robert Young (@JustinRYoung) November 29, 2018
If you were someone who’d ever contemplated flipping against Trump and cooperating with Mueller, wouldn’t today’s events constitute a tipping point? I expect the dimwit sons to stay loyal, but (if she has options) I don’t see Melania going down with her husband.
— Rob Tannenbaum (@tannenbaumr) November 29, 2018
Except that all of this has nothing to do with Trump’s presidency and Russian collusion, let alone his successful presidential campaign. Instead, they pertain to an effort by the president to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen led those efforts.
“Mr. Cohen asked for and received Mr. Trump’s signature on a nonbinding letter of intent for the project in October 2015,” The Wall Street Journal notes, adding that the efforts incidentally began a few months after Trump began running for the presidency.
“Both Mr. Cohen and another Trump associate … said in emails obtained by investigators that they planned to enlist top Russian officials’ help for the project. In January 2016, Mr. Cohen sought help from Mr. Putin’s top press official in arranging the deal.”
During meetings with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees a year later, Cohen lied about the specific timing and extent of these communications with Russian officials.
According to Fox News chief Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, it’s this lie that Cohen copped to Thursday morning. Nothing more, nothing less.
Listen to her reporting below:
More importantly, she highlighted a statement made by Cohen in which he admitted that not only did the real estate project deal have nothing to do with the campaign, but that it was ultimately cancelled.
“The Trump Tower Moscow proposal was not related in any way to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign,” he said, according to Herridge. “Moreover, the proposal had nothing to do with any alleged collusion with Russia regarding the U.S. presidential election.”
“Both I and the Trump Organization were evaluating this proposal and many others from solely a business standpoint and rejected going forward on that basis,” he concluded.
What does this mean?
“At the end of the day, the consistent fact is that the deal didn’t go through and nobody traveled to Moscow,” Herridge herself explained, thus ruining the left’s anti-Trump parade.
Listen to the rest of her reporting below:
Besides souring the left’s anti-Trump party, this revelation has only served to further cement the belief by a growing number of Americans, including the president, that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is and has always been a meaningless witch hunt.
When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever? After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2018
Much to do about nothing where Trump is concern. Cohen lied, but deal to build a Trump property in Russia never came to fruition, nothing unusual with a property mogul. Not equivalent to Russia Collusion! More deflecting from the Obama/Clinton Collusion to steal 2017 election. pic.twitter.com/TPA1LXs0Jj
— Debbie Aldrich ?? (@DebbieAAldrich) November 29, 2018
Mueller is supposed to be investigating collusion. Now add Michael Cohen to the list of people convicted that has nothing to do with collusion. Witch hunt.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) November 29, 2018
Sooo Trump was negotiating building a Trump Tower in Moscow through Michael Cohen… it's been widely reported for years. It's not illegal unless you lie about it under oath.
Instead of wasting $33 million on the Mueller investigation so far, I'd have told you that for $100k.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 29, 2018
Michael Cohen expected to plead guilty to making false statements to Congress in Russia probe.
Note: nothing to do with Russian collusion! #MuellerWitchHunt
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) November 29, 2018
Outside real estate rumblings that came out frm Cohen. Not one of the those you mentioned that pled guilty have anything to do with Trump. But glad to see you figured Cohen stuff today was Collusion. It’s not & this is once again nothing. Something to get lefts panties wet.
— Blue Falcon (@radleycrown) November 29, 2018
Cohen lied about a date. Nothing to do with election meddling or collusion.
— Barnabus (@BarnabusShadows) November 29, 2018
This whole Mueller probe is just a giant perjury trap!
Nothing to do with Russia, collusion
&/or obstruction of justice!
— Gionni Principe ❌ (@FTD_Guido24) November 29, 2018
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