A bombshell report from Buzzfeed News has finally delivered what the anti-Trump cabal has been clamoring for all these months, an impeachable offense — allegedly.
The report cites anonymous sources and questionable evidence (if any) to say that the president instructed his then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations with Russia to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
President Donald Trump responded to the serious allegation on social media Friday morning, quoting Fox News reporter Kevin Corker, who said that Cohen “has already been convicted of perjury and fraud,” before saying Cohen is “lying.”
The president tweeted: “Kevin Corke,
@FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!”
Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
Not surprising, Trump’s additional comment to “watch father-in-law,” is being reported as a “threat,” coming after Trump referenced the father-in-law during an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro.
Cohen had previously agreed to testify before a House subcommittee in February, and his legal adviser, Lanny Davis, a Clinton disciple, conveniently said Thursday his client is considering not going through with it, citing witness intimidation by Trump — which could also be an impeachable offense.
More from Buzzfeed on the alleged suborning of perjury — a criminal offense.
President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.
Despite there being confusion over whether the reporters saw the evidence underlying their scandalous charge — one says he did not see it, while the other, who has a history of making up sources, says he did — the Democrat Party wasted no time announcing that, based on the Buzzfeed story alone, they’ll be looking to open an investigation of the president.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 18, 2019
This weaponizing of the House of Representatives to go after President Trump being an inevitability, given the state of the party’s hatred of Trump.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is fiercely anti-Trump, took to Twitter after the story broke to say the allegations are “among the most serious to date,” suggesting he will launch an investigation.
“The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date. We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true,” he tweeted.
The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date. We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true. https://t.co/GljBAFqOjh
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 18, 2019
The operative words among the cabal targeting the President of the United States is “if true.” Two words reverberating in the media as the alleged charge is shouted from the rooftops.
Yet, mere allegation are apparently enough to launch another investigation of Trump, on top of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — which was based in part on a flimsy, unverified dossier that Buzzfeed happened to publish.
Big, if true, says Adam Schiff. pic.twitter.com/8CkMeXM5e7
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) January 18, 2019
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