Shady books from disgraced Michael Cohen, Peter Strzok have media gleefully spewing all kinds of nonsense

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Two books containing two sets of scandalous allegations against President Donald Trump are slated to drop this upcoming Tuesday, but whether or not either book contains even a shred of actual truth remains highly unclear.

And the reason why is because of the books’ authors, disgraced former FBI special agent Peter Strzok, and disgraced former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

These are both shady men with shady records, yet according to the claims by these shady men, the shadiest man of all is in fact the president.

Cohen’s book, “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump,” contains the type of bizarre, salacious accusations that would make a conspiracy theorist like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow drool.

(Source: Amazon)

According to The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the book, Cohen wrote that Trump hates former President Barack Hussein Obama with a passion and believes Obama’s acceptance into Columbia University and Harvard Law School was the result of “f–king affirmative action.”

It’s certainly true that Trump and Obama have never been fans of one another. However, Cohen also wrote that the president boasts a “low opinion of all black folks.”

“Tell me one country run by a black person that isn’t a s–thole. They are all complete f–king toilets,” the president once allegedly said.

This claim shares similarities with the one made by disgraced former Office of Public Liaison director Omarosa Manigault Newman, who in 2018 claimed she’d once heard a tape of the president using the “n-word.” Yet she was never able to provide proof of this. Furthermore, words from her own book contradicted her claim.

Cohen also wrote that Trump thinks very poorly of deceased South African President Nelson Mandela.

“After South African President Nelson Mandela died in 2013, Trump said he did not think Mandela ‘was a real leader — not the kind he respected,'” the Post reported.

“Instead, Cohen writes that Trump praised the country’s apartheid-era White rule, saying: ‘Mandela f—ed the whole country up. Now it’s a s—hole. F— Mandela. He was no leader.'”

But if Trump really viewed Mandela with disdain, then why did he come to the South African leader’s rescue when, prior to a scheduled a tour of the United States in 2010, Mandela found himself without a plane?

“One of the last details to be arranged in Nelson Mandela’s hastily orchestrated tour of the United States was lining up the aircraft that would take him to the eight cities on his itinerary,” the Los Angeles Times reported on June 25, 1990.

“After feverish and failed negotiations with everyone from the U.S. government to private charter operators, the unlikely benefactor has turned out to be none other than Donald Trump.”

And why, if the president thought so poorly of Mandela, did he post the following to Instagram after the South African leader’s death in 2013?

 

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Nelson Mandela and myself had a wonderful relationship–he was a special man and will be missed.

A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

Other dubious claims from Cohen’s book are listed below:

  • Trump once praised Cohen’s then-15-year-old daughter’s butt and said, “I would love some of that.”
  • Trump once visited a Las Vegas strip club with a Russian father-and-son duo and watched a performer simulate urinating on another performer as the receiving performer simulated drinking said urine. His reaction to the show was “disbelief and delight.”
  • Trump dismissed blacks and Hispanics during the 2016 campaign, saying, “I will never get the Hispanic vote. Like the blacks, they’re too stupid to vote for Trump.”
  • Trump has insulted his own children.
  • Trump mocked a group of prominent evangelical leaders after meeting with them, asking Cohen, “Can you believe that bulls–t? Can you believe people believe that bulls–t?” The irony here is rather rich, no?

These claims are as outrageous as the pee tape claim, which as a reminder was ultimately debunked.

As for Strzok’s book, “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump,” it claims that his peers at the FBI thought it was “conceivable” that the president’s moves were being directed by Russia after he took office.

(Source: Amazon)

“We certainly had evidence that this was the case: that Trump, while gleefully wreaking havoc on America’s political institutions and norms, was pulling his punches when it came to our historic adversary, Russia,” Strzok reportedly wrote.

“Given what we knew or had cause to suspect about Trump’s compromising behavior in the weeks, months, and years leading up to the election, moreover, it also seemed conceivable, if unlikely, that Moscow had indeed pulled off the most stunning intelligence achievement in human history: secretly controlling the president of the United States — a Manchurian candidate elected.”

This claim does appear to jibe with evidence that far too many officials within the Justice Department — particularly those who were remnants of former President Barack Hussein Obama’s administration — were prone to the sort of unhinged left-wing conspiracy theories you’d typically hear on a network such as MSNBC.

While Strzok doesn’t appear to buy this theory — or at least not anymore — he does nevertheless believe without evidence that the president is “compromised.”

“I don’t think that Trump, when he meets with Putin, receives a task list for the next quarter, but I do think the president is compromised, that he is unable to put the interests of our nation first, that he acts from hidden motives, because there is leverage over him, held specifically by the Russians but potentially others as well,” he said this week in an interview with The Atlantic.

Apparently, approving arms and aid for Russia’s Ukrainian enemies, authorizing multiple sanctions against Russia, and bombing Russia’s allies in Syria proves that Russia has “leverage over him” …

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